Program Title: Chemistry B.A.

 

General Information

Campus:

University of Minnesota, Morris

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Career:

Undergraduate

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Program type:

Baccalaureate

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Program title (short):

Chemistry B.A.

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Program title (long):

Chemistry B.A.

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Program short description:

Chem

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Additional terms:

This program is 8 semesters (4 years) long.

This program does not need any summer terms.

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Stakeholder college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Degree-granting college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Approver college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Administrative college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Budgetary college(s):

'UMM-Science & Math, Div of'=100

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Acad plan code(s):

'UMM-Science & Math, Div of'=016820227

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Department(s):

Division of Science & Mathematics - Adm

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First term admitting students:

Fall 1960

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Effective date:

Fall 2005

Fall 2007

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

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Catalog description:

Coursework in chemistry spans the four traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Students may also pursue a degree in chemistry with a biochemistry subfield, involving significant coursework in biology. All majors must study beginning physics and calculus. Students may also design an interdisciplinary area of concentration in chemistry-related fields, such as geochemistry or environmental science. Beginning chemistry courses satisfy the physical sciences component of the general education requirements.

 

Chemistry majors, particularly in upper division courses, do hands-on work with chemical instrumentation and use computers in both software and hardware applications. The faculty prides itself on working closely with its students on undergraduate research projects, directed studies, and undergraduate teaching assistantships. In addition, chemistry majors are encouraged to complete summer research internships at university and industrial labs or at other research facilities, locally and nationally.

 

Study in chemistry is the prerequisite for many preprofessional programs at UMM. Students who also do work in the Division of Education can obtain licensure in secondary education. About two-thirds of UMMs chemistry majors pursue postgraduate work toward a doctoral degree—most of them in chemistry, many in medicine, but also in other health-related fields, such as veterinary medicine and dentistry, in biological fields related to chemistry, and in a variety of other fields. The other third enter the job market upon graduation, primarily in the chemical industry or in secondary education.

Coursework in chemistry spans the four traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Students may also pursue a degree in chemistry with a biochemistry subfield, involving significant coursework in biology. All majors must study beginning physics and calculus. Students may also design an interdisciplinary area of concentration in chemistry-related fields, such as geochemistry or environmental science. Beginning chemistry courses satisfy the physical sciences component of the general education requirements.

 

Chemistry and biochemistry majors do hands-on work with chemical instrumentation and use computers in both software and hardware applications. The faculty prides itself on working closely with its students on undergraduate research projects, directed studies, and undergraduate teaching assistantships. In addition, chemistry majors are encouraged to complete summer research internships at university and industrial labs or at other research facilities, locally and nationally.

 

Study in chemistry is the prerequisite for many preprofessional programs at UMM. Students who also do work in the Division of Education can obtain licensure in secondary education. About two-thirds of UMMs chemistry majors pursue postgraduate work toward a doctoral degree—most of them in chemistry, many in medicine, but also in other health-related fields, such as veterinary medicine, pharmacy and dentistry, in biological fields related to chemistry, and in a variety of other fields. The other third enter the job market upon graduation, primarily in the chemical industry or in secondary education.

 

Objectives-The chemistry curriculum focuses on the structure of matter and the conditions required for material change.  It is designed to prepare students for post-graduate work in a wide variety of fields, or for a career in industry or in secondary teaching.

 

RIASEC codes:

 

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Field of study:

Math, Engineering, and Science

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Program contact(s):

U of M internet ID: fordcj 
Name: Carol Ford 
E-mail address: fordcj@umn.edu 
Telephone number: 320/589-6300 
Campus mailing address: 
UMM Div of Science and Math, RM 2550 Sci, M242A, 600 E 4th St, Morris, MN 56267

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Program Requirements

Program length in credits:

120 credits

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Major length in credits:

59 to 76 credits

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Number of semesters of a second language that are required:

2

0

Specific language(s) required:

Any Second Language

No Second Language

Other requirements:

 

Courses may not be taken S-N.  Up to 8 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. The GPA in these courses must be at least 2.00. Students should consult members of the chemistry faculty in order to plan programs of study appropriate to their interests and postgraduate goals.

 

Students may complete a major in chemistry through one of two tracks--the standard chemistry major or the chemistry major with a biochemistry subfield.

Required course(s):

 

Required Courses

  CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

    CHEM 1102 - General Chemistry II, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

    CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I, SCI (4.0 cr)

    CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II, SCI (4.0 cr)

    CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Lab I (1.0 cr)

    CHEM 2321 - Introduction to Research, SCI-L (2.0 cr)

    CHEM 3101 - Analytical Chemistry, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

    CHEM 3501 - Physical Chemistry I, SCI (4.0 cr)

    CHEM 3901 - Chemistry Seminar I (1.0 cr)

    CHEM 4901 - Chemistry Seminar II (0.0 cr)

  MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)

    MATH 1102 - Calculus II, M/SR (5.0 cr)

    PHYS 1101 - General Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

    PHYS 1102 - General Physics II, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

 

Major Core Curriculum

CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 1102 - General Chemistry II, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I, SCI (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II, SCI (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Lab I (1.0 cr)

  CHEM 2321 - Introduction to Research, SCI-L (2.0 cr)

  CHEM 3101 - Analytical Chemistry, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3501 - Physical Chemistry I, SCI (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3901 - Chemistry Seminar I (1.0 cr)

  CHEM 4901 - Chemistry Seminar II (0.0 cr)

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Other Science Requirements

MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)

  MATH 1102 - Calculus II, M/SR (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 1101 - General Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  PHYS 1102 - General Physics II, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

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Sub-plans

Sub-plan requirement for this program:

Yes

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Sub-plan(s):

Title: Chemistry, Standard

Title (long) of sub-plan:

Standard Chemistry

Chemistry, Standard

Title (short) of sub-plan:

Standard Chemistry

Chemistry, Standard

Sub-plan type:

Option

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Sub-plan code:

EDUCATION

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Description:

 

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Degree requirements:

 

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Required course(s):

Standard Chemistry Core

CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II, SCI (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3511 - Physical Chemistry Lab (1.0 cr)

Standard Chemistry Required Courses

CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II, SCI (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3511 - Physical Chemistry Lab (1.0 cr)

 

Standard Chemistry Electives

Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:

  CHEM 3111 - Instrumental Analysis, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3701 - Inorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 3801 - History of Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 3811 - Macromolecules, SCI (3.0 cr)

  Take the following course or course pair. BIOL 4211 and 4611 count as one course.

    CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

   or BIOL 4611 - Biochemistry Lab (1.0 cr)

      BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry, SCI (4.0 cr)

 

Standard Chemistry Elective Courses

Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:

  CHEM 3111 - Instrumental Analysis, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3701 - Inorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 3801 - History of Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 3811 - Macromolecules, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4352 - Synthesis, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4551 - Theoretical Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4552 - Molecular Spectroscopy, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4751 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  One of the course choices can be either Chem 4351 or the combination of Biol 4211 and 4611.

    CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

   or Take all of the following in the same term:

BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry, SCI (4.0 cr)

      BIOL 4611 - Biochemistry Lab (1.0 cr)

Title: Chemistry, Subfield Biochemistry

Title (long) of sub-plan:

Biochemistry 

Chemistry, Subfield Biochemistry 

Title (short) of sub-plan:

Biochemistry 

Chemistry, Subfield Biochem

Sub-plan type:

Option

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Sub-plan code:

BIOCHEM

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Description:

 

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Degree requirements:

 

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Required course(s):

Biochemistry Core

BIOL 1101 - Freshman Seminar in Biological Principles, SCI (3.0 cr)

  BIOL 2111 - Cell Biology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  BIOL 3101 - Genetics, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  BIOL 3121 - Molecular Biology, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry, SCI (4.0 cr)

  BIOL 4611 - Biochemistry Lab (1.0 cr)

  CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

Biochemistry Required Courses

BIOL 1111 {Approval Pending}

  BIOL 2111 - Cell Biology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  BIOL 3121 - Molecular Biology, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

  BIOL 4211 - Biochemistry, SCI (4.0 cr)

  BIOL 4312 {Approval Pending}

  CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  BIOL 4611 - Biochemistry Lab (1.0 cr)

 

Biochemistry Electives

CHEM 3111 - Instrumental Analysis, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  or CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II, SCI (4.0 cr)

  or CHEM 3701 - Inorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  or CHEM 3801 - History of Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  or CHEM 3811 - Macromolecules, SCI (3.0 cr)

  or 43xx-47xx CHEM course for 3 credits or more.

 

Biochemistry Electives

Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:

  CHEM 3111 - Instrumental Analysis, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II, SCI (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 3701 - Inorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 3801 - History of Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 3811 - Macromolecules, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4352 - Synthesis, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4551 - Theoretical Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4552 - Molecular Spectroscopy, SCI (3.0 cr)

  CHEM 4751 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, SCI (3.0 cr)