Joan Cutone 
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Description of the Program

Chemistry - Comprehensive

Program Guide

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry Department Website

This major is designed for the student who wishes to study chemistry in more depth. It is particularly appropriate for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry. Students preparing for careers in academic or industrial laboratories will also benefit from this major. This program is constructed using the guidelines prepared by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. This group of courses provides the 500 hours of laboratory instruction recommended by the A.C.S.

To complete the Comprehensive Chemistry major, a minimum of 120 credits is required, the last 30 of which must be completed at La Roche College. The required course work consists of:

  • 50 credits Chemistry Required courses, which include a Chemistry elective at the 3000- or 4000-level
  • 33 credits of other Science and Mathematics
  • 34 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 3 credits of general electives selected with the approval of the academic advisor.

Chemistry Required Courses: 50 credits

CHEM1001 General Chemistry I
CHEM1002 General Chemistry II
CHEM1003 General Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM1004 General Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM2015 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2015L Organic Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2016L Organic Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM3011 Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM3011L Analytical Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM3012 Analytical Chemistry II
CHEM3012L Analytical Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM3026 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM3036 Biochemistry I
CHEM3037 Biochemistry I-Lab
CHEM4032 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM4032L Physical Chemistry I-Lab
CHEM4033 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM4033L Physical Chemistry II-Lab
CHEM4055 Seminar in Chemistry I
CHEM4056 Research in Chemistry
CHEM4059 Seminar in Chemistry II
CHEMXXXX Chemistry Elective
CHEMXXXX Chemistry Elective

Other Science & Mathematics Courses: 33 credits

BIOL1003 General Biology I
BIOL1004 General Biology II
BIOL1005 General Biology I-Lab
BIOL1006 General Biology II-Lab
CSCIXXXX Computer Science Elective
CSCIXXXX Computer Science Elective
MATH1032 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MATH1033 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MATH1040 Probability & Statistics
PHYS1032 Physics I
PHYS1032L Physics I-Lab
PHYS1033 Physics II
PHYS1033L Physics II-Lab

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