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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Chemistry, B.S.



At-a-Glance

Admission to major: No additional requirements beyond the prerequisites for the required courses

Minimum hours required for major with ACS Certification: 67

Minimum hours required for pre-professional major: 42

Minimum hours required for minor: 24

Special tracks/programs: American Chemical Society Certification, Pre-Professional Studies (premedical/pre-dental/pre-veterinarian or concentration in pharmaceutical sciences), Honors, Secondary Teacher Licensure programs

Advising: The Associate Chair for undergraduate programs serves as the adviser for all Chemistry majors. A handbook, The Complete Chemistry Major, is available from the Chemistry Department office. Phone 216-687-2451.

Student organization: The CSU American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Chapter

Additional information: Honors General Chemistry (

 , CHM 262H  and CHM 267H ) is available to students selected by the director of General Chemistry. An honors track for Chemistry majors admitted to the Honors Program is also available. The Chemistry major may be completed in the evening. Senior Research (CHM 489 ) provides an opportunity in the senior year for independent research with department faculty. The department also has a vigorous seminar program.

Prerequisite Statement: It is important that the student pay particular attention to the prerequisites and co-requisites in this catalog. These courses serve as essential background, and without them the student will experience significant difficulty. If a student has not satisfied the prerequisites and/or co-requisites, the instructor may have the student de-registered.

Cooperative Education Program: In earning the Bachelor of Science degree with ACS certification, the Chemistry major may elect the Cooperative Education Program (see Special Programs  Chapter) in order to supplement chemistry course work with employment in the chemical industry.

General Information & Schedule for Chemistry Placement Examination

Students wanting to enroll in CHM 261 - General Chemistry I  will need to fulfill ONE of the following prerequisites:

A minimum ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 550 on the Mathematics portion of those tests.

Successful completion of CHM 251 - College Chemistry I  (or equivalent) or CHM, Preparatory Chemistry with a grade of C or better in either course.

Take and successfully pass a standard American Chemical Society placement examination. Each student will have two chances to pass the exam, with a minimum two week interval required between attempts.

The General Chemistry I placement exam will be available, at no cost to the student, on a walk-in basis throughout the Spring and Summer semesters. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Academic Services/Placement Testing, RTW 289, 216-687-2272

The placement exam is approximately one hour in length and is a pencil-and-paper exam (i.e., not computerized). To take the exam, each student will need a photo ID and two #2 lead pencils.A student who does not pass the placement exam is strongly encouraged to enroll in CHM 161 - Preparatory Chemistry . After completing of CHM 161  with a grade of C or better, the student may enroll in CHM 261 .

For any further information, contact Dr. Jerry Mundell in the Department of Chemistry, 216-523-7310 or j.mundell@csuohio.edu.

 

 

Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions: 

A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.

General Education Requirements:

All degree-seeking students are required to meet general education requirements in addition to the course work required by the academic major. A comprehensive description of the requirements is found at http://www.csuohio.edu/academic/gened/.

Major-Field Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified Track


The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and meets the requirements for professional certification by the American Chemical Society. This program provides the broad fundamental knowledge most suited to students planning to become professional chemists or planning to pursue graduate training.

Total: 13 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 13 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Fourth Spring Semester


Total: 16 Credits

Electives are to meet General Education requirements for B.S. degree.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Pre-Professional Studies Track


The B.S. program in chemistry for students who plan to continue graduate study in the medical sciences provides those courses required and strongly recommended by most medical schools and also affords an excellent base for students considering careers in medicine, medical research, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. This program does not lead to certification by the American Chemical Society.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry for Pre-medical, Pre-dental, and Pre-veterinary Students


Total: 13 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Third Spring Semester

Total: 14 Credits

Fourth Fall Semester

Total: 16 Credits

Fourth Spring Semester

  • Biology Elective (300- or 400-level biology course) (3 credits)
  • Chemistry Elective (300- or 400-level chemistry course) (4 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
Total: 16 Credits

Electives are to meet General Education requirements for B.S. degree.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Pre-Professional Studies Track - Concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences


The concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary students experience in the pharmaceutical part of their field prior to matriculation into a medical school. This program does not lead to certification by the American Chemical Society.

The B.S. Chemistry degree with a concentration in pharmaceutical sciences allows students to complete an undergraduate degree that would generally prepare them for medical school, graduate school in chemistry, or entry into a graduate pharmacy program following graduation. It differs from the NEOUCOP program, which does not issue students an undergraduate degree, but rather provides the prerequisites to qualify for the Doctor of Pharmacy program offered through NEOUCOP, through which they may become a licensed pharmacist.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry for Premedical, Predental, and Pre-veterinary Students with Concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences


Total: 13 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 15 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Third Spring Semester

Total: 14 Credits

Fourth Fall Semester

Total: 17 Credits

Fourth Spring Semester

Total: 17 Credits

Electives are to meet General Education requirements for B.S. degree.

Chemistry with Secondary Teacher Licensure


The CSUteach Program offers an integrated science license. This licensure program requires coursework from the College of Science and the College of Education and Human Services. Contact the CSUteach Program for education courses required for undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Teacher Licensure programs (216-687-3709 or JH 345).


See also Education, Adolescent and Young Adult with Licensure .

BS in Chemistry, Integrated License, Grades 7-12


Note:

Students will also need to complete additional CSUteach education courses.  Please see the College of Education, CSUteach program catalog for details.