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B.A. in Chemistry with a Concentration in Environmental Science

Requirements (46-49)

Required Courses (38-41 credits)

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

 

CHEM121Introduction to Chemistry

4

or

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

 

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

 

CHEM123Introduction to Organic Chemistry

4

or

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

 

CHEM200Environmental Chemistry

4

 

CHEM317Theory of Analytical Chemistry

4

 

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

and

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

or

BIO209Microbiology

4

 

CHEM337Senior Research

4

 

CHEM451Special Topics

4

or

CHEM495Internship

0

 

CHEM433Coordinating Seminar: Senior

1

And one additional 4-credit, 200, 300, or 400-level chemistry course

4

CHEM121 can be taken with permission of the program chair.

Related Requirements (8 credits)

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

THEO200Bioethics

4

THEO200 or equivalent approved by the program chair

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Four-Year Degree Plan: BA in Chemistry

First Year

Fall Semester (14 Credits)

CHEM121Introduction to Chemistry

4

or

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

 

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

General Education

6

Spring Semester (14 Credits)

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

General Education

6

Second Year

Fall Semester (16 Credits)

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

or

General Education

4

 

BIO209Microbiology

4

or

Elective

4

 

THEO200Bioethics

4

General Education or Elective

4

THEO200: or equivalent.

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

CHEM123Introduction to Organic Chemistry

4

or

General Education

4

 

CHEM200Environmental Chemistry

4

General Education

4

General Education or Elective

4

Third Year

Fall Semester (12 Credits)

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

 

General Education

4

Elective

4

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

CHEM317Theory of Analytical Chemistry

4

or

Elective

4

 

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

Elective

4

 

CHEM451Special Topics

4

or

CHEM495Internship

0

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (13 Credits)

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

or

Elective

4

 

CHEM433Coordinating Seminar: Senior

1

 

CHEM495Internship

0

or

CHEMCHEM Elective

4

 

General Education

4

Spring Semester (16 Credits)

CHEM317Theory of Analytical Chemistry

4

or

CHEMCHEM Elective

4

 

CHEM337Senior Research

4

or

Elective

4

 

CHEM451Special Topics

4

or

Elective

4

 

Elective

4

Capstone Requirement

Students will fulfill the capstone requirement by the successful completion of two comprehensive examinations: one written and one oral. Preparation for the comprehensive examinations will be offered through CHEM433.