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Major in Chemistry

Program Description

The Department of Chemistry shares Winston-Salem State University’s mission of student success by providing excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Courses in the major program, along with those in the General Education, provide opportunities for students to develop skills required for success in the work world and in graduate/professional schools. Chemistry majors participate in hands-on research experiences involving state-of-the-art instrumentation. In 2014/2015 academic year, two majors were co-authors in peer-reviewed publications and eleven students presented their research at regional or national meetings. Chemistry majors and minors may join the American Chemical Society Student Affiliate (ACS, professional chemistry society) or Phi Lambda Epsilon (PLU, national chemistry honor society). In 2014/2015 year, the ACS Student Affiliate was awarded  an Honorable Mention for its activities.

Vision

The Department of Chemistry is focused on providing opportunities for students to develop academic and hands-on research skills to enhance their competitiveness in: 1) the global STEM workforce, 2) gain admission into graduate program in chemistry and advanced studies in forensic chemistry, and 3) gain admission into health-professional programs including medical, pharmacy, dental and veterinary schools.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Chemistry is to offer relevant and vibrant major programs in Chemistry and minor programs in Chemistry and Physics. The Department also offers service courses in general chemistry, physical science, environmental science and physics for students in related areas and to fulfill components of the general education core curriculum.    

Departmental Goals

  1. To prepare students for graduate/professional school admission or entry-level professional positions.
  2. To provide effective advising and mentoring.
  3. To model effective teaching methods which promote student learning.
  4. To promote and facilitate faculty productivity in the scholarship of teaching, learning and research.
  5. To provide a variety of courses in chemistry, physical science, environmental science and physics as part of the core and service curricula.
  6. To provide service to the University and the community.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate a comprehension of fundamental chemical and scientific principles.
  2. Students will be able to apply the fundamental chemical and scientific principles.
  3. Students will be able to apply critical-thinking and analytical reasoning in order to identify and solve chemical problems
  4. Students will be able to effectively and professionally communicate scientific findings.

 

Major Requirements

The Chemistry department offers a flexible BS Degree in Chemistry as well as a BS Degree in Chemistry with one of three concentrations: 1) Pre-Health Professions Concentration; Non-ACS Certified, 2) ACS Certified, and 3) Biochemistry Concentration; ACS Certified.

The BS Degree in Chemistry (Pre-Health Professions Concentration; Non-ACS Certified) requires 29 hours of chemistry courses above the General Chemistry sequence. The hours must include one year of analytical chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one semester of physical chemistry, two semesters of 3000 or 4000 courses, and senior seminar. Related area courses required for the concentration are (a) one year of calculus, (b) one year of algebra or calculus-based physics, and (c) one semester of general biology with a lab. Additional biology courses (anatomy and physiology and microbiology) are required for students seeking admission into the pre-health professions and related programs.

The BS Degree in Chemistry (ACS Certified) requires 38-40 semester hours in chemistry above the General Chemistry sequence. The semester hours in chemistry must include one year of analytical chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physical chemistry, one semester of inorganic chemistry, one semester of biochemistry, three semester hours of advanced chemistry elective and two semester hours of synthetic and analytical methods lab. Students must conduct a directed research and submit a written report. This may be satisfied by taking Directed Research I. Required related area courses are (a) one year of calculus, (b) one year of calculus-based physics, and (c) one semester of general biology and lab.

The BS Degree in Chemistry (Biochemistry Concentration; ACS Certified) requires 40-42 hours of chemistry courses above the General Chemistry sequence. The hours must include one year of analytical chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physical chemistry, one year of biochemistry, one semester of inorganic chemistry, and two semester hours of synthetic and analytical methods lab. Students must conduct a directed research in biochemistry and submit a written report. This may be satisfied by taking Directed Research I. Related area courses are identical to those required for the ACS Certified chemistry major above. In addition, certain courses in biology, as specified in the program, are required.

A grade of C- is accepted as a passing grade for individual courses in the major; however, students are required to attain an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 in chemistry courses. A total of 40 semester hours of course work at or above the 3000 level are required of all degree concentrations.

Minor Requirements

Chemistry Minor

A minimum of 20 semester hours in chemistry are required for chemistry minor.

Physics Minor

A minimum of 19 semester hours in physics are required for physics minor.

Major Courses

BS Chemistry

(Pre-Health Professions Concentration (includes medical, pharmacy, dental, veterinary and related fields); Non-ACS Certified)

Prerequisites:

(3) CHE 2311 - General Chemistry I

(1) CHE 2111 - General Chemistry I Lab

(3) CHE 2312 - General Chemistry II

(1) CHE 2112 - General Chemistry II Lab

(3) MAT 2317 - Calculus I

(3) MAT 2318 - Calculus II

(3) PHY 2321 - General Physics I                                 or            (3) PHY 3331 - Principles of Physics I  

(1) PHY 2121 - General Physics I Lab                                         (1) PHY 3131 - Principles of Physics I Lab

(3) PHY 2322 - General Physics II                                                                (3) PHY 3332 - Principles of Physics II

(1) PHY 2122 - General Physics II Lab                                        (1) PHY 3132 - Principles of Physics II Lab  

(3) BIO 2301 - General Biology I

(1) BIO 2101 - General Biology I Lab

 

Required Upper Division Courses:

(3) CHE 3326 - Organic Chemistry I

(3) CHE 3327 - Organic Chemistry II

(1) CHE 3126 - Organic Chemistry I Lab                                    NOTE: (2) CHE 3230 - Organic Chemistry Lab

(1) CHE 3127 - Organic Chemistry II Lab                                   substitutes for both CHE 3126 and CHE 3127.

(3) CHE 3321 - Quantitative Analysis

(1) CHE 3121 - Quantitative Analysis Lab

(3) CHE 3322 - Instrumental Analysis  

(1) CHE 3122 - Instrumental Analysis Laba              or            (2) CHE 3222 - Instrumental Analysis Lab

(3) CHE 4311 - Physical Chemistry I     

(1) CHE 4111 - Physical Chemistry I Lab        

(2) CHE 4241 – Senior Seminar

(6) CHE credit hours at 3000 or 4000 level

 

aThese course requirements are been phased out and replaced with the alternates shown.

 

 

BS Chemistry (ACS-Certified Concentration)

Prerequisites:

(3) CHE 2311 - General Chemistry I

(1) CHE 2111 - General Chemistry I Lab

(3) CHE 2312 - General Chemistry II

(1) CHE 2112 - General Chemistry II Lab

(3) MAT 2317 - Calculus I

(3) MAT 2318 - Calculus II

(3) PHY 3331 - Principles of Physics I  

(1) PHY 3131 - Principles of Physics I Lab  

(3) PHY 3332 - Principles of Physics II

(1) PHY 3132 - Principles of Physics II Lab

(3) BIO 2301 - General Biology I

(1) BIO 2101 - General Biology I Lab

 

Required Upper Division Courses:

(3) CHE 3326 - Organic Chemistry I

(3) CHE 3327 - Organic Chemistry II

(1) CHE 3126 - Organic Chemistry I Lab                                    NOTE: (2) CHE 3230 - Organic Chemistry Lab

(1) CHE 3127 - Organic Chemistry II Lab                                   substitutes for both CHE 3126 and CHE 3127.

(3) CHE 3321 - Quantitative Analysis

(1) CHE 3121 - Quantitative Analysis Lab

(3) CHE 3322 - Instrumental Analysis  

(1) CHE 3122 - Instrumental Analysis Labb              or            (2) CHE 3222 - Instrumental Analysis Lab

(3) CHE 3346 - Biochemistry 1

(1) CHE 3146 - Biochemistry 1 Lab

(3) CHE 4311 - Physical Chemistry I     

(1) CHE 4111 - Physical Chemistry I Lab        

(3) CHE 4312 - Physical Chemistry II  

(3) CHE 4313 - Inorganic Chemistry

(1) CHE 4113 - Inorg. Chem. Labband (1) CHE 4112 Phys. Chem II Labbor (2) CHE 4243 - Synth. & Anal. Methods Lab

(2) CHE 4241 – Senior Seminar

(3) CHE 43XX - Advanced Chemistry Course (includes research courses: CHE 4415, CHE 4244 and CHE 4245)

(2-4) Research (CHE 4244 Directed Research I, CHE 4415 Senior Research or qualified external research resulting in a comprehensive written report)

 

a,bThese course requirements are been phased out and replaced with the alternates shown.

 

BS Chemistry (Biochemistry Concentration; ACS-Certified)

Prerequisites:

(3) CHE 2311 - General Chemistry Ia

(1) CHE 2111 - General Chemistry I Lab 

(3) CHE 2312 - General Chemistry II

(1) CHE 2112 - General Chemistry II Lab

(3) MAT 2317 - Calculus I

(3) MAT 2318 - Calculus II

(3) PHY 3331 - Principles of Physics I  

(1) PHY 3131 - Principles of Physics I Lab  

(3) PHY 3332 - Principles of Physics II

(1) PHY 3132 - Principles of Physics II Lab

(3) BIO 2301 - General Biology I

(1) BIO 2101 - General Biology I Lab

 

Required Upper Division Courses:

(3) CHE 3326 - Organic Chemistry I

(3) CHE 3327 - Organic Chemistry II

(1) CHE 3126 - Organic Chemistry I Lab                                    NOTE: (2) CHE 3230 - Organic Chemistry Lab

(1) CHE 3127 - Organic Chemistry II Lab                                   substitutes for both CHE 3126 and CHE 3127.

(3) CHE 3321 - Quantitative Analysis

(1) CHE 3121 - Quantitative Analysis Lab

(3) CHE 3322 - Instrumental Analysis  

(1) CHE 3122 - Instrumental Analysis Laba              or            (2) CHE 3222 - Instrumental Analysis Lab

(3) CHE 3346 - Biochemistry I

(1) CHE 3146 - Biochemistry I Lab

(3) CHE 4346 - Biochemistry II

(2) CHE 4246 - Biochemistry II Lab

(3) CHE 4311 - Physical Chemistry I     

(1) CHE 4111 - Physical Chemistry I Lab        

(3) CHE 4312 - Physical Chemistry II  

(3) CHE 4313 - Inorganic Chemistry

(1) CHE 4113 - Inorg. Chem. Labband (1) CHE 4112 Phys. Chem II Labbor (2) CHE 4243 - Synth. & Anal. Methods Lab

(2) CHE 4241 – Senior Seminar

(2-4) Research (CHE 4244 Directed Research I, CHE 4415 Senior Research or qualified external research resulting in a comprehensive written report)

 

a,bThese course requirements are been phased out and replaced with the alternates shown.

 

MINOR PROGRAMS

Minor in Chemistry

20 Credit Hours Required

 

(3) CHE 2311 - General Chemistry Ic

(1) CHE 2111 - General Chemistry I Lab 

(3) CHE 2312 - General Chemistry II

(1) CHE 2112 - General Chemistry II Lab

(3) CHE 3326 - Organic Chemistry I

(3) CHE 3327 - Organic Chemistry II

(1) CHE 3126 - Organic Chemistry I Lab                                    NOTE: (2) CHE 3230 - Organic Chemistry Lab

(1) CHE 3127 - Organic Chemistry II Lab                                   substitutes for both CHE 3126 and CHE 3127.

(4) CHE Credit Hours at 3000 or 4000 Level

 

 

Minor in Physics

19 Credit Hours Required.

 

(3) PHY 2321 - General Physics I                                                  (3) PHY 3331 - Principles of Physics I  

(1) PHY 2121 - General Physics I Lab         or                            (1) PHY 3131 - Principles of Physics I Lab

(3) PHY 2322 - General Physics II                                                                (3) PHY 3332 - Principles of Physics II

(1) PHY 2122 - General Physics II Lab                                        (1) PHY 3132 - Principles of Physics II Lab  

(3) PHY 4301 - Modern Physics I

(1) PHY 4301 - Modern Physics I Lab

(3) PHY 4302 - Modern Physics II

(1) PHY 4302 - Modern Physics II Lab

(3) PHY Credit Hours at 3000 or 4000 Level

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