Chemistry

Major in chemistry

51 credit hours

  • Chem 111-112, General Chemistry 8
  • Chem 200, Analytical Chemistry 4
  • Chem 303-304, Organic Chemistry 8
  • Chem 310, Thermodynamics 4
  • Chem 312, Quantum Mechanics 4
  • Chem 409, Chemistry Internship 0-3
  • Chem 410, Senior Seminar 3
  • Chem 415, Inorganic Chemistry 4
  • Math 211, Calculus I4
  • Math 213, Multivariate Calculus4
  • Phys 203-204, General Physics I & II 8

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in chemistry will:

  1. Possess broad knowledge of fundamental principles from organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry and use this knowledge for solving problems.
  2. Demonstrate key laboratory skills for designing, executing, analyzing, recording and reporting laboratory experiments.
  3. Use effectively a broad range of modern scientific instruments.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
  5. Practice safe handling of chemicals.
  6. Use modern library tools to access chemical information.
  7. Successfully achieve career objectives for either employment or advanced education in graduate/professional programs.

Planning guide – options A & B

First year Goshen Core
General Chemistry
Calculus I
Goshen Core
General Chemistry
Calculus I
Second year Goshen Core
Organic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Multivariate Calculus
SST (summer)

Goshen Core
Organic Chemistry
General Physics
Multivariate Calculus
SST (summer)

Third year Goshen Core
General Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Inorganic Chemistry
Goshen Core
Analytical Chemistry
Biochemistry (recommended)
Thermodynamics
SST (fall or summer)
Fourth year Balance of Goshen Core
Biochemistry (recommended)
Thermodynamics
Internship
Senior Seminar
Balance of Goshen Core
Quantum Mechanics
Inorganic Chemistry
Internship
Senior Seminar

Planning and advising notes

Fundamental computer competency is expected. Chem 409, Chemistry Internship or an equivalent noncredit experience is required. Two planning guides are given because some courses are offered only in alternate years. Additional recommended courses for chemistry majors: Chem 350, Chem 430, Biochemistry; Chem 450, Introductory Research Problems.

Teacher education is available for grades 5-12 in two related areas: chemistry and life sciences and chemistry. See the secondary education advisor for additional courses required for certification in life sciences and chemistry.
In addition to the chemistry major, 32 credit hours of education courses are required, including a semester of student teaching.
The first education class, Educ 201, should be taken in May term of the first year or fall of the second year. For more details, see secondary education information.