Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Aristotle opened my mind to a completely different way of thinking. All I wanted to do was learn more—to understand more deeply.
Dr. Stephen M. Jodis, DeanThe Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and ComputingPhone: (724) email@example.com
Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing
The Saint Vincent College Chemistry Department seeks to provide students with a solid foundation in chemistry set in the broad context of the liberal arts. We provide our graduates with knowledge of chemical principles, laboratory skills, communication skills, and research experiences so that they can pursue a variety of career possibilities in chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in ChemistryChemistry Major Requirements (66 credits):CH 101-102 General Chemistry I, II* - 6 creditsCH 103-104 General Chemistry Laboratory I, II* - 2 creditsCH 216 Quantitative Analysis - 3 creditsCH 218 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory - 1 creditCH 221-222 Organic Chemistry I, II - 6 creditsCH 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II - 2 creditsCH 228 Introduction to Biochemistry - 3 creditsCH 231-232 Physical Chemistry I, II - 6 creditsCH 233 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 creditCH 241 Inorganic Chemistry - 3 creditsCH 242 Instrumental Analysis - 2 creditsCH 282 Advanced Physical Methods - 2 creditsCH 283 Advanced Chemical Methods - 2 creditsCH 301 Research Laboratory - 2 creditsCH 300, 302 Research Seminar I, II - 2 creditsCH 321 Special Topics - 3 creditsMA 111-113 Calculus I, II, III* - 12 creditsPH 111-112 General Physics I, II - 6 creditsPH 113-114 General Physics Laboratory I, II - 2 credits
*General Chemistry I & II with Laboratory fulfill the Natural Science core requirement. Calculus I fulfills the Mathematics core requirement.Electives 10 credits
Requirements for a Minor in Chemistry (25 credits):CH 101-102 General Chemistry I, II - 6 creditsCH 103-104 General Chemistry Laboratory I, II - 2 creditsCH 216 Quantitative Analysis - 3 creditsCH 218 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory - 1 creditCH 221-224 Organic Chemistry I, II with Laboratory - 8 creditsat least 5 credits from the following: CH 228 Introduction to Biochemistry - 3 creditsCH 231 Physical Chemistry I - 3 creditsCH 241 Inorganic Chemistry - 3 creditsCH 242 Instrumental Analysis - 2 creditsCH 276 Advanced Environmental Chemistry - 3 creditsCH 321 Special Topics - 3 credits
FallCH 101 General Chemistry I - 3 creditsCH 103 General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 creditMA 111 Calculus I - 4 creditsEL 102 Language & Rhetoric - 3 creditsModern and Classical Language - 3 creditsTotal Fall 14 credits
SpringCH 102 General Chemistry II - 3 creditsCH 104 General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 creditMA 112 Calculus II - 4 creditsTH 119 First Theology - 3 creditsSocial Sciences - 3 creditsModern and Classical Language - 3 creditsTotal Spring 17 credits
Total Freshman Year 31
All students will take one three (3) credit course designated as a Freshman Seminar which will satisfy a Core Curriculum requirement.