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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Chemistry


Full Time Faculty: Ronald Brisbois, Dennis Cao, Paul Fischer, Susan Green, Keith Kuwata (Chair), Kathryn Splan, Thomas Varberg, Leah Witus

Laboratory Supervisor: Marc Rodwogin

Laboratory Instructor: Amy Rice

The chemistry curriculum is designed to serve three purposes:

  1. To enhance and broaden the general culture of all its students by a consideration of some of the great intellectual achievements and current frontiers in the field of chemistry.
  2. To lay the foundation for graduate study and professional careers in chemistry and biochemistry in the academic, research, or industrial fields.
  3. To provide the training in chemistry necessary for those who plan scientifically oriented careers in such fields as biology, environmental studies, geology, physics, dentistry, and medicine.

General Distribution Requirement

All courses in the chemistry department count toward the general distribution requirement in mathematics and natural science except courses numbered CHEM 194 , CHEM 294 , CHEM 394 , and CHEM 494  (topics), CHEM 300 , CHEM 614 , CHEM 624 CHEM 634 , and CHEM 644 .  

General Education Requirements

Courses that meet the general education requirements in writing, quantitative thinking, internationalism and U.S. identities and differences will be posted on the Registrar’s web page in advance of registration for each semester.

Additional information regarding the general distribution requirement and the general education requirements can be found in the graduation requirements  section of this catalog.

Honors Program

The chemistry department participates in the Honors Program. Eligibility requirements, application procedures and specific project expectations for the chemistry department are available at the departmental website.

Topics Courses

CHEM 194 , CHEM 294 , CHEM 394 , CHEM 494  

Examination of a topic of general interest in chemistry, the topic to be announced in advance of registration. Recent titles have been Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Physics, and Organometallic Chemistry. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. To be announced at registration. (4 credits)

Independent Study

The department offers independent study options in the form of independent projects, internships, preceptorships and Honors independent projects. For more information contact the department and review the Curriculum  section of the catalog.

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