- 20 hours of CHEM 101-101L, 102-102L, 221-221L, 222- 222L
- Minimum of four hours selected from BIOL/CHEM 307-307L, BIOL/CHEM 308, CHEM 311, CHEM 322-322L, CHEM 332, CHEM 342, CHEM 345, CHEM 352, or CHEM 401
All students must complete the American Chemical Society General Chemistry Exam with a grade of 60 percent or higher to receive credit for Chemistry 102.
During your studies you will become familiar with the most commonly used instruments in modern chemistry laboratories, such as infrared, visible, and ultraviolet spectrophotometers. You will separate and analyze complex mixtures using gas chromatographs and high performance liquid chromatographs. You’ll learn molecular modeling—the construction and study of molecular species using computer technology—and conduct a gc/mass spectral analysis for characteristic fragmentation patterns. As in the field of chemistry, the possibilities for exploration are limitless.