Chemistry Department

Pre-Professional Track

Admission to major: No additional requirements beyond the prerequisites for the required courses

Minimum hours required for major with ACS Certification: 68

Minimum hours required for pre-professional major: 42

Minimum hours required for minor: 24

Special tracks/programs: American Chemical Society Certification, Pre-Professional Studies (premedical/predental/preveterinarian or concentration in pharmaceutical sciences), Honors, Secondary Teacher Licensure programs

Advising: The Associate Chair for undergraduate programs serves as the adviser for all chemistry majors. A handbook,"The Complete Chemistry Major," is available from the Chemistry Department office. Phone (216) 687-2451.

Student organization: The CSU American Chemical Society Student Affiliates Chapter

Additional information: Honors General Chemistry (CHM 262H and 267H) is available to students selected by the director of General Chemistry. An honors track for Chemistry majors admitted to the Honors Program is also available. The Chemistry major may be completed in the evening. Senior Research (CHM 489) provides an opportunity in the senior year for independent research with department faculty. The department also has a vigorous seminar program.

Prerequisite Statement: It is important that the student pay particular attention to the prerequisites and corequisites in this catalog. These courses serve as essential background, and without them the student will experience significant difficulty. If a student has not satisfied the prerequisites and/or corequisites, the instructor may have the student de-registered.

Cooperative Education Program: In earning the Bachelor of Science degree with ACS certification, the Chemistry major may elect the Cooperative Education Program (see Special Programs Chapter) in order to supplement chemistry course work with employment in the chemical industry.

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and meets the requirements for professional certification by the American Chemical Society. This program provides the broad fundamental knowledge most suited to students planning to become professional chemists or planning to pursue graduate training.

First Fall Semester Credits

CHM 261 General Chemistry  I

4

CHM 266 General Chemistry Lab I

1

MTH 181 Calculus I

4

ENG 101 College Writing I

4

ASC 101 Orientation

1

Total

14

   
First Spring Semester Credits

CHM 262 (or 272) General Chemistry II

4

CHM 267 (or 277 or 278) General Chemistry Lab II

1

MTH 182 Calculus II

4

ENG 102 College Writing II

3

Elective

3

Total

15

   
Second Fall Semester Credits

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 336 Organic Chemistry Lab I

2

MTH 281 Multivariable Calculus

4

PHY 241 or 243 University Physics I

5

Total

15

   
Second Spring Semester Credits

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 337 (or 338) Organic Chemistry Lab II

2

CHM 401 Chemical Information

2

PHY 242 or 244 University Physics II

5

Elective

3

Total

16

   
Third Fall Semester Credits

CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry

4

CHM 321 Physical Chemistry I

4

CHM 316 Analytical Chemistry Lab

2

CHM 402 Biochemistry

3

Elective

3

Total

16

   
Third Spring Semester Credits

CHM 322 Physical Chemistry II

4

CHM 411 Instrumental Analysis

3

CHM 416 Instrumental Analysis Lab

4

CHM 431 Advanced Organic Chemistry

2

Total

13

   
Fourth Fall Semester Credits

CHM 426 Physical Chemistry Lab I

3

CHM 441 Inorganic Chemistry

4

CHM 446 Inorganic Chemistry Lab

2

CHM 471 Faculty Colloquium

1

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total

16

   
Fourth Spring Semester Credits

CHM 427 Physical Chemistry Lab II

3

CHM 489 Senior Research

3

CHM 472 Student Colloquium

1

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total

16

Electives are to meet General Education requirements for B.S. degree.


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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Department of Chemistry
2121 Euclid Avenue, SR 397
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Science & Research, Room 397
Phone: 216-687-2451
Fax: 216.687.9298
m.r.jones@csuohio.edu


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