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2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.


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OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

The program of courses in Chemistry is primarily intended to provide a sound education, as well as excellent research and technical training. The general aim of the Department is to afford thorough instruction in the fundamental theories and principles and in the basic techniques of science. Particular emphasis is placed upon precision of observation and measurement and upon the application of the scientific method.

 

Two majors are offered by the Department.

1) The Major in Chemistry (ACS). This major is accredited by the American Chemical Society. 2) The Major in Chemistry General. Students who plan to continue their studies in graduate and professional school should elect the ACS option, while those who plan to pursue an advanced degree in health sciences may elect the General Major in Chemistry.

 

THE MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY ACS

School Requirements: In addition to meeting the requirements in General Education and in the major, students must also complete six (6) credits in the Complementary Studies Program required of all majors in the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Options for satisfying this requirement are outlined under the section on the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. To qualify for graduation, students must pass the Senior Departmental Comprehensive Examination; must have taken all of their junior- and senior-level requirements in the major at Morgan (unless granted prior written permission by the Dean to take courses elsewhere); and must have earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or better and a major average of 2.0 or better, with no outstanding grades below “C” in the major (which includes all courses required for the major and required supporting courses).

 

ACS CERTIFICATION

Students who wish to be certified by the American Chemical Society must choose MATH 340   (Differential Equations), MATH 243  , MATH 331  , or MATH 312   as an elective. Please note that MATH 340  is required for CHEM 308 .

 

Requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry

  • General Education and University Requirements  45 credits
  • Supporting Courses  21 credits
  • SCMNS Complementary Studies Program  6 credits
  • Major Requirements  48 credits

TOTAL CREDITS  120 

General Education and University Requirements 45 credits


Note


* denotes a department required supporting/major course which may fulfill a general education requirement and must  be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy the General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

COSC 150  Strongly Recommended

Note


* denotes a department required supporting/major course which may fulfill a general education requirement and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

SCMNS Complementary Studies Requirement 6 credits


  • XXXX - Free Electives 6 credits1

 

1 Courses must be two courses chosen from any discipline in SCMNS 200-499

Note


1 Advised Elective must be one course chosen from the following:  BIOL 200-499, CHEM 300-499, COSC 200-499, MATH 200-499, MDTC 200-499, PHYS 300-499

2 Advised CHEM Elective must be one course chosen from the following:  CHEM 305 CHEM 308  , CHEM 412 CHEM 414  

Total Credits 120


Required Tracks and Suggested Curriculum Sequence:


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