Bachelor of Arts (A. B.) or Bachelor of Science (S. B.)
The Chemistry curriculum prepares the student for entering the chemical industry or for graduate study in chemistry and provides basic preparation for professional work in the field of medicine, dentistry and medical technology. Therefore, students interested in pre-medicine, veterinary, or dentistry may major in chemistry. A student who plans to teach chemistry in a secondary school can acquire teacher certification with the addition of education courses. Those students who are interested in chemical engineering may major in chemistry at Elmira College in an effort to be selected for the 3+2 Chemical Engineering program with Clarkson University.
Facilities for chemistry include research, radioisotope, instrument and teaching laboratories. In addition to the normal laboratory equipment, major instruments available to students are atomic absorption, ultraviolet-visible and infrared spectrophotometers; gas and light, performance liquid chromatographs; ultra-centrifuge; computer and data stations.
In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.
|CHE 1510-1511||Basic Chemical Principles I-II||8.0|
General Chemistry I-II-III
|CHE 2010-2020||Organic Chemistry I-II||8.0|
|CHE 3010-3020||Physical Chemistry I-II||8.0|
|One of the following||3.0-4.0|
|CHE 3030||Advanced Inorganic Chemistry|
|CHE 3040||Advanced Organic Chemistry|
|CHE 3042||Biochemistry (W course)|
|CHE 3140||Analytical Chemistry||4.0|
|MAT 2010-2020||Calculus I-II||8.0|
|MAT 2090||Statistical Methods||4.0|
|PHY 2000-2010||Principles of Physics I-II||8.0|
|Total of one course chosen from|
|CHE 4005||Research in Chemistry|
|CHE 4590-4591||Seminar: Chemistry (Fall and Winter Terms) (W courses)|
|Total credits required to complete the major:||52.0- 58.0|
NOTE: It is recommended that any student intending to go on to graduate or professional school in the sciences take one year of Physics as well as Mathematics through Calculus II in addition to the regular program in their major.