Program Details

CHEMISTRY MAJOR PROGRAM

Students graduating with a major in chemistry will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles and theories in analytical, organic, physical chemistry, inorganic, and biochemistry
  • Apply chemical principles through problem solving and laboratory experimentation
  • Demonstrate competency in use of various laboratory Instruments

Major requirements:

  • BIOL 150 Introduction to Biology I: Cells 4 cr
  • BIOL 360 Biochemistry 3 cr
  • CHEM 150 Introduction to Chemistry I 4 cr
  • CHEM 152 Introduction to Chemistry II 4 cr
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
  • CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
  • CHEM 250 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
  • CHEM 301 Physical Chemistry I 3 cr
  • CHEM 302 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
  • CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 4 cr
  • CHEM 401 Advanced Laboratory 3 cr
  • CHEM 410 Instrumental Methods 3 cr
  • CHEM 490 Chemistry Seminar 1 cr
  • MATH 150 Precalculus 1 3 cr
  • MATH 220 Calculus I 3 cr
  • MATH 320 Calculus II 3 cr
  • PHYS 151 Introduction Mechanics 4 cr
  • PHYS 251 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism 4 cr

TOTAL CHEMISTRY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 60 cr

Optional if student places into MATH 220.



MINOR PROGRAM

Students graduating with a minor in Chemistry will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles and theories in analytical, organic and one of the following sub areas: inorganic, biochemistry or physical chemistry 
  • Apply chemical principles through problem solving and laboratory experimentation
  • Demonstrate competency in use of basic laboratory

Minor requirements:

  • CHEM 150 Introduction to Chemistry I 4 cr
  • CHEM 152 Introduction to Chemistry II 4 cr
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
  • CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
  • CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 4 cr

Select one upper level chemistry elective (excluding seminars and core curriculum courses) 3cr

TOTAL CHEMISTRY MINOR REQUIREMENTS 23 cr


CONCENTRATION IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Biochem requirements:

  • BIOL 50 Introduction to Biology I: Cells 4 cr
  • BIOL 360 Biochemistry 3 cr
  • BIOL 361 Advanced Biochemistry 3 cr
  • BIOL 410 Biotechniques 4 cr
  • CHEM 150 Introduction to Chemistry I 4 cr
  • CHEM 152 Introduction to Chemistry II  4 cr
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
  • CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
  • CHEM 250 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
  • CHEM 301 Physical Chemistry I 3 cr
  • CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 4 cr
  • CHEM 410 Instrumental Methods 3 cr
  • CHEM 490 Chemistry Seminar 1 cr
  • MATH 150 Precalculus1 3 cr
  • MATH 220 Calculus I 3 cr
  • MATH 320 Calculus II 3 cr
  • PHYS 151 Introduction Mechanics 4 cr
  • PHYS 251 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism 4 cr

Optional if student places into MATH 220.

TOTAL CONCENTRATION BIOCHEMISTRY REQUIREMENTS 60 cr


 If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Dehner, Chemistry Department Chair. Carolyn.Dehner@mcla.edu or 413-662-5177.