Students working toward teaching certification in secondary chemistry are required to major in either chemistry track and complete additional coursework in education. These students should contact the secondary education advisor, Professor Mary Jane Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org), as early as possible. Further information about the teacher education program can be found at the Education home page.
Information about the physics/chemistry placement exam can be found at the physic/chemistry placement exam information page.
Information for Non-Majors
Recommended courses and advice for non-majors. The faculty in chemistry recommends that non-majors enroll in CH 101 Introductory Chemistry or CH 121 General Chemistry I. CH 101 cannot be used as a prerequisite for CH 122 General Chemistry II. Before enrolling in CH 121, students must take the physics/chemistry placement exam.
Information for Majors
Students planning to become professional chemists or attend graduate school in chemistry should follow the professional chemistry track. In addition, by completing CH 408, students can earn American Chemical Society certification. An alternative track in biological chemistry is available for students pursuing health care careers such as medicine or dentistry or graduate school in biochemistry.
Explorations curriculum requirement in Connectivity. All students must complete a scholarly senior seminar, Exploration term, or independent study as deemed appropriate by disciplinary faculty in the major. Chemistry satisfies this requirement through senior seminars (CH 401, CH 402, and CH 499) and one or more units of senior research (CH 410, 493, or 499).
All majors at the College require a senior conference. Chemistry satisfies this requirement through the presentation of student research at the Science and Mathematics Senior Conference.