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Chemistry

Chemistry is an experimental science that has as its goal the development of an atomic and molecular interpretation of the properties and behavior of matter.

The fundamental nature and extensive application of chemistry to other fields of science gives the chemistry graduate a variety of career choices and advanced study opportunities. Among these are industrial chemistry, government service, sales or supervision, secondary school teaching, and entry into graduate or professional schools. A program of maximum flexibility can best serve this wide variety of potential interests.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1 CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 123

Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
  PHYS 201 Introductory Physics
OR PHYS 211 General Physics
4
E. Founding Documents of the United States
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

1 For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 331 Chemical Instrumentation 4
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry I 4

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 197 Scientific Communications I 1
CHEM 198 Scientific Communications II 1
CHEM 199 Scientific Communications III 1
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 260 Microscopical Methods
or above (except CHEM 381)
3-4
CHEM 260 Microscopical Methods
or above (except CHEM 381)
3-4
CHEM 260 Microscopical Methods
or above (except CHEM 381)
3-4
CHEM 330 Analytical Chemistry 5
CHEM 341 Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHEM 402 Physical Chemistry II 4
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics
OR PHYS 212 General Physics
4
PSCI 499 Senior Seminar 3
Choose three of the following:
ASTR 101 or higher, BIOL 111 or higher, CHEM 260 or higher, CIS 101 or higher, ES 111 or higher, GEOL 111 or higher, MATH 141 or higher, PHYS 203, PHYS 314, PSCI 451
9-12
     
Total Major Program Requirements 69-75
Additional Electives 10-16
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses