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Chemistry Major, B.A.

This program is designed for students who intend to pursue further professional studies, or who seek employment in areas where knowledge of chemistry would be advantageous. Specific required courses are held to a minimum to allow the student considerable flexibility in designing a program of study. The student should also select a minor or a major in another area.

I. Required Courses

Note: Students enrolled in CHEM 1111 who elect this major should enroll in CHEM 2212 during the second semester.

Select one of the following courses:
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

Complete the following courses:
CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
CHEM 3100 Journal Club (1 credit)
CHEM 3110 Laboratory Management and Safety (2 credits)
CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 3371 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 3372 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

Select one of the following courses:
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4811 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3 credits)

Subtotal 26 Credits

 

II. Required Electives

Select 5 credits of electives from CHEM 3100 or above. Up to 4 credits of research (CHEM 3980 or 4980) may be used in this area.

Subtotal 5 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Major 31 Credits

A Total of 120 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree


SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR CHEMISTRY MAJOR, B.A.

The following is a list of required courses for the Chemistry Major, B.A., arranged by year. This schedule is intended to assist students in planning their academic program and may be altered somewhat to fit the students background and circumstances.

Freshman

CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II
Liberal Education requirements
Electives

Sophomore

CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3371 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3372 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Liberal Education requirements

Junior/Senior


CHEM 3100 Journal Club (2 times)
CHEM 3110 Laboratory Management and Safety
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I
or CHEM 4811 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
Chemistry electives
Complete Liberal Education requirements
Electives


Chemistry Major, B.S.

This program is designed for students who plan a professional career in chemistry, in a related science, or in a professional area such as medicine or dentistry. It will prepare the student for graduate study in the sciences. Students are advised to speak with a chemistry advisor, as this curriculum may soon change.

An internship in a field of chemistry or related field is strongly advised. Participation in an internship greatly enhances the placement of graduates. Internships normally are taken during the summer between the junior and senior years, but some internships also include time during the academic year. These internships for the most part are paid positions. Students wishing ACS certification of their degrees must participate in research at Bemidji State University or an internship or both.

I. Required Core Courses

Note: Students enrolled in CHEM 1111 who elect this major should enroll in CHEM 2212 during the second semester. Entry into MATH 2471 requires suitable scoring on a math placement exam. Students needing a review of algebra and trigonometry will need to modify this schedule. See the Chair of the Department of Chemistry or your advisor for assistance in planning.

Select one of the following courses:
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

Complete the following courses:
CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
CHEM 3100 Journal Club (1 credit)
CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 3371 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 3372 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
CHEM 4510 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3 credits)
CHEM 4571 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 4572 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory II (1 credit)
MATH 2471 Calculus I (5 credits)
PHYS 2101 Physics I (5 credits)

Subtotal 36 Credits

II. Required Emphasis

Select one of the following emphases:

A. Chemistry (certified by the American Chemical Society)

1. Required Courses
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4711 Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4712 Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 4771 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 4772 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
CHEM 4811 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4871 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
MATH 2472 Calculus II (5 credits)
PHYS 2102 Physics II (5 credits)

Select one of the following courses:
CHEM 4412 Biochemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 4812 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (3 credits)

Subtotal 28 Credits

2. Required Electives
Select 9 credits of electives from CHEM 3100 or above and/or the following courses (7 credits must come from 3000-level courses or above). (STAT 2610 has a prerequisite not included in this major.) CHEM 3100 may be repeated with 1 credit applying to this area.

MATH 2480 Multivariable Calculus (4 credits)
MATH 2490 Differential Equations (4 credits)
MATH 3210 Foundations and Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
PHYS 3300 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (3 credits)
PHYS 3600 Modern Physics (4 credits)
STAT 2610 Applied Statistics (4 credits)

Subtotal 9 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Major, Field of Emphasis A 73 Credits

A Total of 120 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Science Degree

B. Biochemistry/Biotechnology

1. Required Courses
BIOL 1211 Introductory Biology I (4 credits)
BIOL 1212 Introductory Biology II (4 credits)
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4412 Biochemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 4471 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 4472 Biochemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)

Select two of the following courses:
BIOL 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology (5 credits)
BIOL 2360 Genetics (4 credits)
BIOL 3580 Immunology (4 credits)
BIOL 3590
Cell Biology (4 credits)
BIOL 3710 Microbiology (4 credits)

Subtotal 24-25 Credits

2. Required Electives
Select 6 credits of electives from CHEM 3100 or above. Up to 3 credits of research (CHEM 3980 or 4980) and internship (CHEM 3970 or 4970) may be used in this area. CHEM 3100 may be repeated with 1 credit applying to this area.

Subtotal 6 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Major, Field of Emphasis B 66-67 Credits

A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Science Degree

 

C. Environmental Chemistry

1. Required Courses

Note: Asterisked (*) courses either have prerequisites not included in this major or require consent of instructor.

CHEM/ENVR 4101 Environmental Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM/ENVR 4102 Environmental Chemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 4970 Internship (4 credits)

Subtotal 10 Credits

2. Required Electives
Select 3 credits of electives from CHEM 3100 or above. (CHEM 3100 may be repeated with 1 credit applying to this area.)

Select 24 credits from the following courses . Consultation with your advisor is encouraged.

*BIOL 2610 General Ecology (3 credits)
BIOL 2620 Field and Laboratory Methods in General Ecology (1 credit)
*BIOL 3361 Limnology I (4 credits)
CHEM 3140 Chemical Toxicology (3 credits)
CHEM 3150 Standard Methods of Water Analysis (3 credits)
or ENVR 4220 Sampling and Analysis (4 credits)
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4412 Biochemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 4471 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
ENVR 4050 Geochemistry (3 credits)
*ENVR 4200 Wastewater Treatment (3 credits)
ENVR 4240 Waste Management (4 credits)
ENVR 4260 Risk Assessment and Auditing (3 credits)
ENVR 4400 Environmental Microbiology (3 credits)
*ENVR 4500 Environmental Toxicology (4 credits)
*GEOL 3211 Hydrogeology I (3 credits)

 

Subtotal 27 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Major, Field of Emphasis C 73 Credits

A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Science Degree

D. Criminalistics

1. Required Courses

Note: Asterisked (*) courses either have prerequisites not included in this major or require consent of instructor.
BIOL 1211 Introductory Biology I (4 credits)
BIOL 1212 Introductory Biology II (4 credits)
BIOL 3380 Molecular Genetics: Theory and Practice (5 credits)
CHEM 2210 Criminalistics (3 credits)
CHEM 2270 Criminalistics Laboratory (1 credit)
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4471 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 4970 Internship (3 credits)
CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society (4 credits)
CRJS 3358 Criminal Law (4 credits)
CRJS 3359 Criminal Investigation (4 credits)
STAT 2610 Applied Statistics (4 credits)

Select one of the following courses:
CHEM 4711 Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
*CHEM 4712 Physical Chemistry II (3 credits)

Subtotal 43 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Major, Field of Emphasis D 79 Credits

A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Science Degree


SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR CHEMISTRY MAJOR, B.S.

The following is a list of required courses for the Chemistry Major, B.S., arranged by year. This schedule is intended to assist students in planning their academic program and may be altered somewhat to fit the student's background and circumstances.

Freshman

CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II
MATH 2471 Calculus I
or appropriate beginning math course
MATH 2472 Calculus II
Liberal Education requirements

Sophomore

CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3371 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3372 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
PHYS 2101 Physics I
PHYS 2102 Physics II
Liberal Education requirements
Electives

Junior

CHEM 4711 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 4712 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 4771 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 4772 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 4811 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
Complete Liberal Education requirements
Electives

Senior

CHEM 4510 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
CHEM 4571 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory I
CHEM 4572 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory II
CHEM 4871 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 4872 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II
Electives in Chemistry
Research in Chemistry
Electives


Chemistry Minor, B.A., B.S.

This minor is designed to supplement such majors as Biology, Physics, Geology, Environmental Studies, and health-related programs.

I. Required Courses

Select one of the following courses:
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

Complete the following courses:
CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 3371 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 3372 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)

Subtotal 16 Credits

II. Required Specialization

Select one of the following specializations:

A. Analytical Chemistry

Complete the following courses:
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
CHEM 4510 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3 credits)
CHEM 4572 Instrumental Analysis Lab I (1 credit)

Subtotal 8 Credits

B. Biochemistry/Biotechnology

Complete the following courses:
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 4412 Biochemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 4471 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)

Subtotal 7 Credits

C. Criminalistics

Complete the following courses:
CHEM 2210 Criminalistics (3 credits)
CHEM 2270 Criminalistics Laboratory (1 credit)
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society (4 credits)

Subtotal 12 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Minor 23-28 Credits


Chemistry Specialty, Science Education Major, B.S. (Teacher Licensure)

This program is designed to meet the requirements for Science teacher licensure with a specialty in Chemistry in the State of Minnesota. Students who complete this major will be eligible for teacher certification in Chemistry in grades 9-12 and for teaching all sciences in grades 5-8. Students should consult their academic advisor in Chemistry prior to developing their program.

Students should complete the science core courses listed below prior to beginning the Chemistry specialty. Consult with your academic adviser if you wish to have an alternative method of satisfying this requirement considered or wish to begin a specialty prior to completion of the science core courses.

I. Core Courses for Science Teaching in Grades 5-8

Note: PHYS 2101 has a prerequisite not included in this major

BIOL 1211 Introductory Biology I (4 credits)
BIOL 1212 Introductory Biology II (4 credits)
CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
GEOL 1110 Physical Geology
or GEOL 1120 Historical Geology (4 credits)
PHYS 1101 General Physics I (4 credits)
or PHYS 2101 Physics I (5 credits)
SCI 3100 Integrative Science for Teachers (4 credits)
SCI 3450 Science Methods for Grades 5-8 (4 credits)

Total Science Credits 32-33 Credits

II. Required Professional Education Core

33 Credits

III. Chemistry Specialty

CHEM 3110 Laboratory Management and Safety (2 credits)
CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
CHEM 3371 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
CHEM 3372 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
CHEM 3980 Research (1 credit)
CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I
or CHEM 4811 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3 credits)

Total credits for Chemistry Specialty 18 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Major 83-84 Credits

A Total of 120 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Science Degree


SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR CHEMISTRY SPECIALTY, SCIENCE EDUCATION MAJOR, B.S. (TEACHER LICENSURE)

The following is a list of required Science (Chemistry) Major, B.S. courses arranged by year. This schedule is intended to assist students in planning their courses. There is some flexibility in this schedule, but graduation within four years will require close adherence to the specified sequence of courses. Always consult your Chemistry academic advisor as to the proper courses and sequence of courses needed for graduation.

Freshman

BIOL 1211 Introductory Biology I
BIOL 1212 Introductory Biology II
CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II
Liberal Education requirements

Sophomore

CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3371 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3372 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3507 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 3570 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
GEOL 1110 Physical Geology
or GEOL 1120 Historical Geology
PHYS 1101 General Physics I
or PHYS 2101 Physics I
Liberal Education requirements

Junior

CHEM 4411 Biochemistry I
or CHEM 4811 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I
SCI 3100 Integrative Science for Teachers
SCI 3450 Science Methods for Grades 5-8
Other Professional Education requirements
Liberal Education requirements

Senior

CHEM 3110 Laboratory Management and Safety
Chemistry Electives numbered 3100 or above
Complete Professional Education requirements including one semester of student teaching
Complete Liberal Education requirements


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