Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biochemistry with Chemistry Option

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The chemistry option for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry provides the normal preparation in chemistry for students planning employment as chemists, and provides considerable chemical background in preparation for careers outside chemistry. It is appropriate for some students who plan to enter professional schools, such as dentistry, or public and environmental health.

For additional information, contact a program advisor:

Eric Abbey, PhD: eabbey@ewu.edu
Jamie Manson, PhD: jmanson@ewu.edu
Tony Masiello, PhD: amasiello@ewu.edu
Robin McRae, PhD: rmcrae@ewu.edu
Jeffrey Rahn, PhD: jrahn@ewu.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Chemistry/Biochemistry–Chemistry Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Notes: a computer programming course is strongly recommended–see your chemistry/biochemistry advisor.

Grade Requirements: due to the cumulative nature of chemistry courses, the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥C in all prerequisite chemistry courses.

Required Courses
CHEM 171
171L
CHEM 172
CHEM 172L
CHEM 173
CHEM 173L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
15
CHEM 304QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS6
CHEM 319MODERN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 353ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 373ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY II3
CHEM 421PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 422PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 423PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 431PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY1
CHEM 432PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 433PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
CHEM 499DIRECTED STUDY (variable credit course)1-10
Required Supporting Courses
MATH/HONS 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 163CALCULUS III5
PHYS 151GENERAL PHYSICS I4
PHYS 152GENERAL PHYSICS II4
PHYS 153GENERAL PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163ELECTRONICS LABORATORY I1
Electives–choose 300- 400-level CHEM courses (exclusive of CHEM 390)–see your chemistry/biochemistry advisor10
Required Senior Capstone
CHEM 491SENIOR THESIS4-6
or CHEM 490 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OR SENIOR CAPSTONE
Total Credits103-114

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