The Chemistry B.A. is designed for students wishing to pursue a job or professional degree in a field outside of chemistry, but with a solid foundation in chemistry. It is an excellent option for students who wish to pursue careers in the health fields such as pharmacy, medical, or dental school.
Students are required to take the following courses with their corresponding laboratories: General Chemistry I (CHE-101), General Chemistry II (CHE-102), Organic Chemistry (CHE-219), Organic Chemistry II (CHE-220), Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences (CHE-321) OR Physical Chemistry I (CHE-311), Analytical Chemistry (CHE-331), Instrumental Analysis (CHE-332) and Inorganic Chemistry (CHE-401). In addition, the student must choose to take TWO of the following (one must be 4 credits): Biochemistry (CHE-303) and the corresponding laboratory, Instrumental Analysis (CHE-332), Medicinal Chemistry (CHE-351), Spectroscopy (CHE-412), or Survey of Organometallic Chemistry (CHE-421). Other required courses include the following: General Physics I (PHY-101) OR Introduction to Physics (PHY-111) and corresponding laboratory, General Physics II (PHY-102) OR Introduction to Physics (PHY-112) and corresponding laboratory, Calculus I (MAT-125),and Calculus II (MAT-126) OR Introduction to Applied Statistics (MAT-123).
A chemistry degree combined with a biology minor is an excellent gateway into the medical profession. Many medical school applicants possess chemistry degrees coupled with key biology courses to enhance their submission. These courses are also available to you at D'Youville (e.g., human gross anatomy). Since the chemistry major is housed within the department of math and natural sciences, chemistry students are provided all of the graduate school and medical school entrance examination support as well as the utilization of the pre-medical advisory committee in the department.
Students within the department must maintain a minimum of 2.0 G.P.A. in courses taken at D'Youville in coursework required for their major. Students who fail to earn this G.P.A. will be placed on probation in the major. Probation may continue for a maximum of three consecutive semesters or a total of four nonconsecutive semesters. Students who exceed these limits will be dismissed from the major. Students may appeal these decisions on academic status by submitting, in writing to the department chairperson, reasons why exceptional consideration may be justified.
Course Requirements for the Major
|General Education Requirements||30|
|Additional mathematics and natural science courses||16|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||12|
|Free Electives (including remaining Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements)||30|
In the Specific Areas of Concentration
|CHE-101||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHE-101L||General Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|CHE-102||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHE-102L||General Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|CHE-219L||Organic Chemistry Lab||1|
|CHE-220||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHE-220L||Organic Chemistry II Lab||1|
|CHE-321||Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences||3|
|or CHE-311||Physical Chemistry I|
|Select two of the following electives (one must be 4 credits):||7|
and Biochemistry Laboratory
|Survey of Organometallic Chemistry|
In Other Academic Areas Required for the Major
|or MAT-123||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|PHY-101||General Physics I||3|
|or PHY-111||Introduction to Physics|
|PHY-101L||Gen Physics Lab I||1|
|or PHY-111L||Introduction to Physics Lab|
|PHY-102||General Physics II||3|
|or PHY-112||Introduction to Physics|
|PHY-102L||Gen Physics Lab II||1|
|or PHY-112L||Introduction to Physics Lab|