The chemistry major at D'Youville prepares students in the traditional foundational areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry. A degree in chemistry offers a wide variety of career opportunities. You may use your degree to teach high school, enter directly into industry or go to graduate school and become a university professor or a senior researcher in an industrial R&D laboratory. A chemistry degree can also prepare you for post-graduate work in medicine, dentistry, business or law. Fields such as patent law, international law, environmental law, pharmaceutical sales and management are all accessible to students who begin their education with a chemistry degree.
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), Biochemistry (CHE-303), Physical Chemistry I (CHE-311), Physical Chemistry II (CHE-312), Analytical Chemistry (CHE-331), Instrumental Analysis (CHE-332) and Inorganic Chemistry (CHE-401). In addition, the student must choose to take either Spectroscopy (CHE-412) or Survey of Organometallic Chemistry (CHE-421). Other required courses include the following: General Physics I (PHY-101), Gen Physics Lab I (PHY-101L), General Physics (PHY-102), Gen Physics Lab II (PHY-102L), Calculus I (MAT-125), Calculus II (MAT-126), Calculus III (MAT-202) and a CSC course.
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||23|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||27|
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-311||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHE-311L||Physical Chemistry I Lab||1|
|CHE-312||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|CHE-312L||Physical Chemistry II Lab||1|
|Select one of the following electives:||3|
|Survey of Organometallic Chemistry|
In Other Academic Areas Required for the Major
|PHY-101||General Physics I||3|
|PHY-101L||Gen Physics Lab I||1|
|PHY-102L||Gen Physics Lab II||1|
|Select one elective from the following:||3|
|Computers and Computing|
|Computers & Electronic Health Records|
|Introduction to Programming I|