Chemistry is the key to many science-related careers.  The Chemistry Program provides the student with a strong background in the major branches of chemistry through a core of courses, the heart of which is the two-year physical-analytical sequence.  Chemistry majors are prepared to go on to graduate school, medical or dental school, or to pursue careers in pharmacology, forensics, patent law, research and more.

Unlike larger colleges, where many students compete for access to limited resources, you will be able to take full advantage of the Chemistry Department's exceptional facilities.  CNR's five labs are equipped with technologically advanced instrumentation and computer hardware and software.  The College Center also has tutorial programs in chemistry utilizing interactive laser videodisks and the touch screen Info Window system.


In addition to the requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry requires:
  • 42 to 43 credits in Chemistry including:
    • Chemical Principles I
    • Chemical Principles II
    • Organic Chemistry I
    • Organic Chemistry II
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry I
    • Physical Chemistry II
    • Physical Chemistry Lab I
    • Physical Chemistry Lab II
    • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III
    • General College Physics I
    • General College Physics II
  • 6 credits of Modern Foreign Language and Literature
  • 9 or 10 additional credits from the remaining courses offered for the Chemistry major

Students majoring in Chemistry may select the Bachelor of Science degree by taking 45-46 credits in Chemistry.

The Self in Context 3.0 cr.
Chemical Principles I 4.5 cr.
Calculus I or Pre-Calculus Elementary Functions 3.0 cr.
Writing (by placement) 3.0 cr.
Liberal Arts Core Program 3.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  16.5 cr.
Chemical Principles II 4.5 cr.
Calculus I or II 3.0 cr.
Writing or Liberal Arts Core 6.0 cr.
Liberal Arts Core Program 3.0 cr.
Physical Education 0.0 cr.
  16.5 cr.



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