Physical Sciences
MSU Collage Image

 

CHEMISTRY Programs:  Area, Major, Minor, and Environmental and Teaching Options are listed.  Scroll down.
 
Area of Concentration*

Students who plan to become professional chemists or attend graduate school should complete the following courses:

Area of Concentration
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
4
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II
4
PHYS 231 Engineering Physics I
4
CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry I
4
CHEM 327 Organic Chemistry II
4
CHEM 340 Chemical Information
2
CHEM 351 Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 360 Analytical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 441 Physical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 442 Physical Chemistry II
5
CHEM 451 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 460 Analytical Chemistry II
5
CHEM 476

Special Problems or equivalent CHEM 302 or higher lab

elective with prior approval of a chemistry sdvisor

1
  Total
48

Supplemental Requirements  
BIOL 171 Principles of Biology
4
MATH 175 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
4
MATH 275 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
4
MATH 276 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III or  
MATH 363 Differential Equations or  
MATH 365 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
3
PHYS 231A Engineering Physics I Lab
1
PHYS 232 Engineering Physics II
4
PHYS 232A Engineering Physics II Lab
1
  Total
21

For students who plan to enter an industrial position directly on graduation, co-operative study is recommended.

[Back to Top]


Major*

This program has two options. Students who wish to work in the chemical industry will follow the general option. This option will be useful for preparation for work in related fields or for professional schools when combined with other courses, minors or majors.
The environmental chemistry option prepares students to work directly in positions in the environmental industry or for graduate study in this field or law.

CORE for all options    
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
4
CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II
4
CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry I
4
CHEM 360 Analytical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 351 Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 441 Physical Chemistry I
3
  Total
21

Supplemental Requirements for all options  
BIOL 171 Principles of Biology
4
MATH 175 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
4
PHYS 201 Elementary Physics I and  
PHYS 201A Lab (or equivalent)
4
PHYS 202 Elementary Physics II and  
PHYS 202A Lab (or equivalent)
4
  Total
16

Option I: General Chemistry  
CHEM Electives above 300 or BIOL 590 as approved by chemistry advisor
8
SCI498 Senior Thesis I
2
SCI499c Senior Thesis II
1
  Total
11


Option II: Environmental Chemistry

 

CHEM 332

Environmental Chemistry II

3

BIOL 461

Ecology

3

One Elective approved by chemistry advisor from:

 

BIOL 356

Environmental Biology

3

BIOL 357

Environmental Testing Methods

3

BIOL 510

Limnology

3

CHEM 327

Organic Chemistry II

4

GEOS 376

Environmental Geology

3

GEOS 425

Introduction to Hydrogeology

3

Either BIOL 499c

Contemporary Environmental Issues

3

or

 

 

SCI 498

Senior Thesis I

2

SCI499c

Senior Thesis II

1

 

 

12-13

 

A minor in Environmental Science is strongly recommended with this option because it also includesthe prerequisites for the BIOL/GEOS courses listed above.  Where students take a double major, acapstone class in another major may be taken to replace SCI 498/499C with the permission of chemistryadvisor.

 

                                                                   

 

Option III: Chemistry Teaching  
CHEM

Electives above 300 or BIOL 590 as approved by a chemistry advisor

8
SCI 402

Integrated Biology, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences Teaching Methods

3
SCI 403

Integrated Biology, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences Field

3
SCI 497c Senior Seminar in Physical Science Education
2
   
16

                                                           

In order to achieve state certification for teaching Chemistry, the requirements for a secondary education certificate as listed by the College of Education must be satisfied. Currently, the course requirementsare EDF 207, EDF 211, EDF 311, EDSE 312, EDSP 332, EDSE 416 and EDSE 499c.  For otherrequirements for certification, see the College of Education section elsewhere in the catalog and anadvisor in the College of Education.

 

[Back to Top]


                                                     Minor*

CHEM 111

Principles of Chemistry I

4

CHEM 112

Principles of Chemistry II

4

CHEM 326

Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 360

Analytical Chemistry I

3

CHEM

Electives numbered 302 or higher and approved
by chemistry advisor

6

 

 

21

 

*At least 50% of the required chemistry coursework in the area of concentration or the major in  chemistry must be taken in residency.  At least 10 hours of chemistry above CHEM 301 must betaken in residency to complete the chemistry minor.