This active and collaborative program will prepare you for what’s next. You start collecting chemical knowledge and skills through core courses and shadowing faculty and upper-level student researchers. As a sophomore, you will start helping with authentic, real-world research projects – experience many biochemistry students don’t get until graduate programs. This is possible thanks to the individual attention you get in our small classes and our well-equipped research laboratories.
- Describe laws & theories of chemistry pertaining to the properties of matter, chemical reactions and their stoichiometry, properties of gases, solution chemistry and acid/base chemistry.
- Describe chemistry of organic molecules including functional group structure and properties, structure and stereochemistry of alkanes, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions of alkyl halides, the structure/synthesis/reactions of alkenes, alcohols, aromatic compounds, amines, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives and aldehydes/ketones.
- Summarize chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics & quantum mechanics and relate information to modern day chemistry.
- Develop language, terms & critical thinking/problem solving skills to use and understand analytical instrumentation used in chemistry and biochemistry today.
- Acquire laboratory skills, including knowledge of laboratory safety, proper laboratory behavior, and to be functional with laboratory equipment and techniques.
- Describe the chemistry of inorganic compounds, to include symmetry and group theory, molecular orbital theory, coordination chemistry, main group element chemistry and the chemistry of the solid state.
- Describe metabolism (including signaling mechanisms, basic biochemistry of DNA and RNA and mechanisms of control of gene expression), protein structure-function and laboratory techniques used in biochemical research.
- Garner information and critically analyze information (Information Literacy skills in general).
- Effectively communicate in written formats germane to the sciences.
- Successfully use their garnered research skills to probe new avenues of scientific inquiry.
- Utilize communication skills to disseminate research to both the general public and the scientific community.
Curriculum: 4 Year, 124-125 Credits
|FYS 100||Pathways Seminar||1|
|WRIT 101||Writing Sem I: Written Comm.||3|
|DBTU 114||Debating U.S. Issues||3|
and Chemistry I Lab
and Biology I Lab
|MATH 111||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 112||Calculus II||4|
and Chemistry II Lab
and Biology II Lab
|WRIT 201||Writing Seminar II:Multi Comm||3|
|MATH 213||Calculus III||4|
|Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
|Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
|ADIV 1XX||American Diversity||3|
|GCIT 2XX||Global Citizenship||3|
|ISEM 3XX||Integrative Seminar||3|
& BCHEM 312L
& BCHEM 313L
|CHEM 305||Physical Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 323||Instrumental Meth of Analysis||4|
|CHEM 309||Inorganic Chemistry||4|