Chemistry Requirements

Major & Minor Requirements for Degrees in Chemistry

B.S. Chemistry (ACS Certified)

Degree Requirements:

1. General Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 107, 107L, 108, 108L)
or Accelerated General Chemistry (CHEM 109)

2. Six Core Courses:

  • Organic Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 201, 201L, 202, 202L)
  • Analytical Chemistry with lab (CHEM 203, 203L)
  • Inorganic Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 210, 210L)
  • Physical Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 303, 303L, 304, 304L)

3. Four Advanced Level Courses:

  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis with lab (CHEM 404, 404L)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 410)
  • Biochemistry I with or without lab (BIOC 405)
  • Senior Thesis Research (CHEM 490) 6 credits

4. Two Courses in Mathematics:

  • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 121)
  • Multiple Variable Calculus (MATH 233)

5. Two Courses in Physics:

  • General Physics I, II (PHYS 201, 202)

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

First Year:

  • General Chemistry I, II (or Accelerated General Chemistry)
  • Analytical Chemistry (if CHEM 109 taken)
  • MATH 121 and MATH 233
  • PHYS 201

Second Year:

  • Organic Chemistry I, II
  • Analytical Chemistry I (if not taken first year)
  • PHYS 202

Third Year:

  • Biochemistry I (with or without lab)
  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry I

Fourth Year:

  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Senior Thesis Research (6 credits)

B.S. Biochemistry (ACS Certified)

Degree Requirements:

1. Nine Chemistry Courses:

  • General Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 107, 107L, 108, 108L)
    [or Accelerated General Chemistry (CHEM 109)]
  • Organic Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 201, 201L, 202, 202L)
  • Analytical Chemistry with lab (CHEM 203, 203L)
  • Inorganic Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 210, 210L)
  • Physical Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 303, 303L, 304, 304L)
    Instrumental Methods of Analysis with lab (CHEM 404, 404L)

2. Four Biology Courses:

  • Biology in Practice (BIOL 101)
  • Concepts in Biology I: Energy (BIOL 202) 
  • Concepts in Biology II: Information (BIOL 203)
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell (BIOL 312)

3. Three Biochemistry Courses:

  • Biochemistry I, II with lab (BIOC 405, 405L, 406, 406L)
  • Senior Thesis Research (BIOC 490) 6 credits

4. Two Courses in Mathematics:

  • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 121)
  • Multiple Variable Calculus (MATH 233)

5. Two Courses in Physics:

  • General Physics I, II (PHYS 201, 202)

6. One Additional Course (selected from the following list):

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 410)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 306)
  • Animal Development (BIOL 300)
  • Plant Development (BIOL 302)
  • Animal Physiology (BIOL 304)
  • Comparative Physiology (BIOL 327)
  • Immunology (BIOL 425)
  • Electronics (PHYS 265)
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics (PHYS 305)
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (PHYS 314)
  • Optics (PHYS 318)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS 401, 402)
  • Mathematical Probability and Statistics (MATH 308)
  • Differential Equations (MATH 311)

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

First Year:

  • General Chemistry I, II (or Accelerated General Chemistry)
  • Analytical Chemistry I (if CHEM 109 taken)
  • Biology in Practice and Concepts in Biology I or II
  • MATH 121 and MATH 233
  • PHYS 201 

Second Year:

  • Organic Chemistry I, II
  • Analytical Chemistry (if not taken first year)
  • Concepts in Biology I or II
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • PHYS 202

Third Year:

  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Biochemistry I, II (with lab)
  • Inorganic Chemistry I

Fourth Year:

  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Senior Thesis Research (6 credits)
  • One additional course selected from the list provided

B.S. Biochemistry

Degree Requirements:

1. Seven Chemistry Courses:

  • General Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 107, 107L, 108, 108L)
    [or Accelerated General Chemistry (CHEM 109)]
  • Organic Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 201, 201L, 202, 202L)
  • Analytical Chemistry with lab (CHEM 203, 203L)
  • Physical Chemistry I, II with lab(CHEM 303, 303L, 304, 304L)

2. Four Biology Courses:

  • Biology in Practice (BIOL 101)
  • Concepts in Biology I: Energy (BIOL 202)
  • Concepts in Biology II: Information (BIOL 203)
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell (BIOL 312)

3. Three Biochemistry Courses:

  • Biochemistry I, II with lab (BIOC 405, 405L, 406, 406L)
  • Senior Thesis Research (BIOC 490) 6 credits

4. Two Courses in Mathematics:

  • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 121)
  • Multiple Variable Calculus (MATH 233)

5. Two Courses in Physics:

  • General Physics I, II (PHYS 201, 202)

6. Two Additional Courses (selected from the following list):

  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis with lab (CHEM 404, 404L)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 410)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 306)
  • Animal Development (BIOL 300)
  • Plant Development (BIOL 302)
  • Animal Physiology (BIOL 304)
  • Comparative Physiology (BIOL 327)
  • Immunology (BIOL 425)
  • Electronics (PHYS 265)
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics (PHYS 305)
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (PHYS 314)
  • Optics (PHYS 318)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (PHYS 401, 402)
  • Mathematical Probability and Statistics (MATH 308)
  • Differential Equations (MATH 311)

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

First Year:

  • General Chemistry I, II (or Accelerated General Chemistry)
  • Biology in Practice
  • Concepts in Biology I or II
  • MATH 121 and MATH 233
  • PHYS 201

Second Year:

  • Organic Chemistry I, II
  • Concepts in Biology I or II
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • PHYS 202

Third Year:

  • Biochemistry I, II (with lab)
  • Physical Chemistry I

Fourth Year:

  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Senior Thesis Research (6 credits)
  • Two additional courses selected from the list provided

B.S. Environmental Chemistry (ACS Certified)

Degree Requirements:

1. Twelve Chemistry Courses:

  • General Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 107, 107L, 108, 108L)
    [or Accelerated General Chemistry (CHEM 109)]
  • Organic Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 201, 201L, 202, 202L)
  • Analytical Chemistry with lab (CHEM 203, 203L)
  • Inorganic Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 210, 210L)
  • Physical Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 303, 303L, 304, 304L)
  • Environmental Chemistry with lab (CHEM 315, 315L)
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis with lab (CHEM 404, 404L)
  • Biochemistry I with or without lab (BIOC 405)
  • Senior Thesis Research (ENCH 490) 6 credits

2. Two Courses in Mathematics:

  • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 121)
  • Multiple Variable Calculus (MATH 233)

3. Two Courses in Physics:

  • General Physics I, II (PHYS 201, 202)

4. Two courses selected from the following:

  • Ecology (BIOL 303)
  • Microbial Ecology (BIOL 315)
  • Electron Microscopy (BIOL 321)
  • Geochemistry (GEOL 316)
  • Hydrology (GEOL 305)

5. If Senior Thesis Research (ENCH 490) is not on an environmental topic, one additional course is required:

  • Directed Studies (CHEM 498) on an environmental topic
  • Selected Topics in Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 450) when offered

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

First Year:

  • General Chemistry I, II (or Accelerated General Chemistry)
  • Analytical Chemistry (if CHEM 109 taken)
  • MATH 121 and MATH 233
  • PHYS 201

Second Year:

  • Organic Chemistry I, II
  • Analytical Chemistry (if not taken first year)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • PHYS 202

Third Year:

  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Biochemistry I
  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Environmental Chemistry (if not taken second year)

Fourth Year:

  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Senior Thesis Research (6 credits)
  • Two additional courses selected from the list provided 

B.A. Chemistry

Degree Requirements:

1. General Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 107, 107L, 108, 108L)
or Accelerated General Chemistry (CHEM 109)

2. Five Core Courses:

  • Organic Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 201, 201L, 202, 202L)
  • Analytical Chemistry wtih lab (CHEM 203, 203L)
  • Inorganic Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 210, 210L)
  • Physical Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 303, 303L)

3. Two Advanced Level Courses:

  • Biochemistry I with or without lab (BIOC 405)
  • Senior Thesis Research (CHEM 490) 6 credits

4. Two Courses in Mathematics:

  • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 121)
  • Multiple Variable Calculus (MATH 233)

5. Two Courses in Physics:

  • Principles of Physics I, II (PHYS 140, 141)
  • or General Physics I, II (PHYS 201, 202)

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

First Year:

  • General Chemistry I, II (or Accelerated General Chemistry)
  • Analytical Chemistry (if CHEM 109 taken)
  • MATH 121 and MATH 233
  • PHYS 201 (if taking the General Physics sequence)

Second Year:

  • Organic Chemistry I, II
  • Analytical Chemistry (if not taken first year)
  • PHYS 202 (or 140, 141 if taking the Principles of Physics sequence)

Third Year:

  • Physical Chemistry I
  • Biochemistry I

Fourth Year:

  • Senior Thesis Research (6 credits)

 

Chemistry Minor

Minor Requirements:

1. Six Chemistry Courses:

  • General Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 107, 107L, 108, 108L)
    or Accelerated General Chemistry (CHEM 109)
  • Organic Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 201, 201L)
  • Organic Chemistry II with lab (CHEM 202, 202L)
    or Inorganic Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 210, 210L)
  • Analytical Chemistry with lab (CHEM 203, 203L)
  • Physical Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 303, 303L)
    or Environmental Chemistry with or without lab (CHEM 315)
    or Biochemistry I with or without lab (BIOC 405)

2. One Course in Mathematics:

  • Single Variable Calculus (MATH 121)

3. Two Courses in Physics:

  • Principles of Physics I, II (PHYS 140, 141)

B.A. Chemistry (Pre-Engineering)

1. All courses required for the B.A. chemistry degree. In addition:

  • Two physics courses must be PHYS 201, 202
  • Substitute Junior Research (CHEM 391) for Senior Thesis Research (CHEM 491)
  • A course equivalent to BIOC 405 must be completed at Hartwick or at the cooperating institution.

2. Three additional mathematics courses:

  • Linear Algebra (MATH 220)
  • Advanced Single Variable Calculus (MATH 235)
  • Differential Equations (MATH 311)

3. One course in computer science:

  • Introduction to Programming (CISC 120)

 

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