Our Majors

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Saint Mary's College

Majors

There are several choices for majors in the chemistry department. The B.A. in chemistry is the core of the chemistry major. There is also a B.S. in chemistry, a B.S. in Chemistry with a Biochemical concentration, and the American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degrees in these. The major requirements for these degrees are listed below. The requirements for the Liberal Arts curriculum are not shown here.

Majors must also fufill the Advanced Writing Requirement (doc) and pass their Senior Comprehensive Requirement


Working in the Lab

B.A in Chemistry

  • Principles in Chemistry (121, 122) with Lab
  • Organic Chemistry (221, 222) with Lab
  • Intermediate Inorganic (252)
  • Physical Chemistry I (311)
  • Physical Chemistry Lab I (315)
  • Structure of Biomolecules (319)
  • Analytical Chemistry (332) with Lab
  • Instrumental Analysis (411)
  • Seminar 1&2 (491, 492)
  • Calculus I, II (Math 131, 132 or 133)
  • General Physics I,II (Phys 221,222)

 


B.S. in Chemistry

  • B.A. Requirements plus
  • Physical Chemistry II (312)
  • Physical Chemistry Lab II (316)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (431)
  • Calculus III (Math 231)

B.S. in Chemistry - Biochemical Concentration

  • B.A. Requirements plus
  • Biochemistry (324)
  • Biochemistry Lab (323)
  • Advanced Biochemistry (424)
  • Concepts of Biology (Bio152) recommended, not required

B.S. in Chemistry ACS Certified

  • B.S. Requirements plus
  • Advanced Inorganic Lab (435)
  • Biochemistry Lab (323)
  • Research Project with Report

 

B.S. in Chemistry ACS Certified - Biochemical Concentration

  • B.S. Chem -Biochemical Concentration Requirements plus
  • Physical Chemistry II (312)
  • Physical Chemistry Lab II(316)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (431)
  • 3 credit hours of additional laboratory work (Research or other Lab)
  • Calculus III (Math 231)
  • Introduction to Genetics (Bio 221) OR
  • Comparative and Human Physiology (Bio 328)

 


More detailed course descriptions are available online.