Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Students who have completed a degree in Chemistry from Columbia College should possess:
- Knowledge of the composition, properties and transformations of inorganic and organic chemical substances.
- Understanding of chemical principles, models and theories used to rationalize and predict chemical phenomena.
- Proficiency in laboratory skills including chemical synthesis, instrumental analysis and quantitative measurement.
- The ability to properly observe experiments, record results, and critically interpret those results through mathematical and statistical analysis.
- Competence in scientific writing and oral presentations; familiarity with the use of chemical literature.
- Understanding of the importance of ethics and values in their professional and everyday lives.
- The proper background for employment in chemistry-related technical, industrial or educational fields.
- A foundation for graduate study in chemistry-related fields or professional health-related programs.
General Education Requirements
38-41 sem. hrs
|For a complete list of general education courses click here. For additional information on general education requirements click here.|
|Ethics Course Requirement|
|PHIL 330||Ethics||3 hrs|
Foreign Language Requirement
6 sem. hrs
|For information on how to fulfill the foreign language requirement click here.|
3 sem. hrs
|All courses that meet this requirement can be found here|
46 sem. hrs
|(All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)|
|CHEM 110||Chemistry I||3 hrs|
|CHEM 111L||Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience||2 hrs|
|CHEM 112||Chemistry II||3 hrs|
|CHEM 112L||Chemistry II Laboratory||2 hrs|
|CHEM 306||Analytical Chemistry||5 hrs|
|CHEM 310||Organic Chemistry I||3 hrs|
|CHEM 310L||Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||2 hrs|
|CHEM 312||Organic Chemistry II||3 hrs|
|CHEM 312L||Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||2 hrs|
|CHEM 401||Introduction to Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics||3 hrs|
|CHEM 490||Senior Seminar||3 hrs|
|MATH 201||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||5 hrs|
|PHYS 111||College Physics I and||3 hrs|
|PHYS 111L||Physics I Laboratory||2 hrs|
|PHYS 211||Calculus-Based Physics||5 hrs|
|PHYS 112||College Physics II and||3 hrs|
|PHYS 112L||Physics II Laboratory||2 hrs|
|PHYS 212||Calculus-Based Physics II||5 hrs|
5 sem. hrs
|CHEM 230||Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry or||3 hrs|
|ENVS 230||Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry||2 hrs|
|CHEM 230L||Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory or|
|ENVS 230L||Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory|
|CHEM 307||Analytical Chemistry II||5 hrs|
|CHEM 322||Inorganic Chemistry||3 hrs|
|CHEM 399||Science Internship||1-3 hrs|
|CHEM 412||Advanced Experimental Chemistry||3 hrs|
|CHEM 420||(BIOL 420) Biochemistry I||3 hrs|
|CHEM 420L||(BIOL 420L) Biochemistry I Laboratory||2 hrs|
|CHEM 433||Topics||1-3 hrs|
|CHEM 499||Advanced Science Internship||1-3 hrs|
|CHEM 255||Directed Study (Includes: CHEM 256,257,355-357,455-457)||1-5 hrs|
|A maximum of three Chemistry Electives may be obtained from internships (CHEM 399/CHEM 499).|
19-22 sem. hrs
120 sem. hrs
Total Semester Hours
|MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II is recommended for students planning to pursue graduate study in chemistry.|
ATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5 hours is recommended for students planning to pursue graduate study in chemistry.