Chemistry - Chemistry or Geochemistry BA/BS

The Chemistry program prepares students for industrial or government laboratory work or graduate work in Chemistry or Biochemistry. The Chemistry emphasis provides a strong foundation for students entering the professional health fields, especially the pre-professional programs such as Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pharmacy and Medical Technology.

The Geochemistry emphasis couples a solid foundation in analytical chemistry with the deductive thinking skills, three-dimensional visualization skills, and fundamental understanding of earth materials that the earth sciences offer. Students graduating with this major are prepared for careers in the geo-technical industry as well as continuing their education in a graduate program in the Environmental Earth Sciences.

Students may also complete courses required for secondary teaching certification.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MATH-170CALCULUS I4.00
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select two from the following:8.00
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
GENERAL PHYSICS I
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavorial Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (See course descriptions and options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting a Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits39.00

Program Requirements

Major Courses
CHEM-112PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II4.00
CHEM-325QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS4.00
CHEM-454INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS4.00
PHYS-112GENERAL PHYSICS II4.00
or PHYS-212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
Electives
Select 34 elective credits34.00
Emphasis
Select one of the following emphasis:
Chemistry Emphasis
CHEM-305PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I3.00
CHEM-306PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3.00
CHEM-353LABORATORY PREPARATION TECHNIQUES2.00
CHEM-371
CHEM-373
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB
4.00
CHEM-372
CHEM-376
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB
4.00
CHEM-463INORGANIC CHEMISTRY4.00
CHEM-481BIOCHEMISTRY I4.00
MATH-175CALCULUS II4.00
Geology Emphasis
GEOL-100ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE4.00
GEOL-202HISTORICAL GEOLOGY4.00
GEOL-313EARTH MATERIALS I4.00
GEOL-314EARTH MATERIALS II4.00
Select 6 credits of GEOL 300/400 level6.00
GEOL-491WORKSHOP IN GEOLOGY1.00 - 12.00
Total Credits101.00-112.00

 Summary

General Education39
Major Requirements16
Emphasis Area28-34
Electives34
Total128