Chemistry

Phone: 262-472-1070 E-Mail: chemistry@uww.edu

Faculty: Steven Anderson, Tulay Atesin, Catherine Chan, John Ejnik, Baocheng Han (Chairperson), Marsha Goodell (Lab Manager), Sarah Hosseini, Paul House, Hephzibah Kumpaty, Jessica Menke, Kimberly Namber, Hassimi Traore, Christopher Veldkamp .

Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, properties, and changes of the substances of nature including the familiar solids, liquids and gases of the physical world as well as the less familiar components of all living systems. The primary objective of the courses in the Department of Chemistry is to provide a sound background in the basic fundamentals and techniques of chemistry in order to insure success in the professional career of the graduate whether it be as a chemist, a member of any of the health sciences, or a member of the other physical or natural sciences. A secondary objective is to provide both science and non-science students with an insight into the influence of chemistry on daily living. The taking of assessment tests and the Departmental Exit Interview are requirements for graduation.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

The Chemistry Department offers four options for chemistry majors.

1. The Liberal Arts Bachelor of Science regular option chemistry major is designed for students who desire a general education in chemistry as a background for careers in many fields such as polymer science, environmental analysis, industrial chemistry, materials science, various fields related to the medical sciences, etc. This consists of 36 units distributed among the major fields of chemistry and requires an approved minor.

2. The Professional - ACS-approved option is offered for those students who wish to pursue a more intensive program in chemistry approved by the American Chemical Society. This option is particularly recommended for students who intend to go to graduate school or work in the chemical industry. It consists of 50 units of chemistry in addition to coursework in physics, and mathematics. No minor is required.

3. Chemistry Honors Track. This emphasis is designed for two groups of students: 1) Those seeking the most thorough possible training to prepare themselves for graduate school and a career in research; 2) Those seeking entry to competitive professional programs (e.g., medicine, veterinary school) and wishing to obtain a degree that recognizes their exceptional dedication and ability. In this broadfield major, students have the same course requirement as an ACS Chemistry degree, plus the unique requirement to complete a substantial research project and write a thesis in their senior year. No minor is required but a minimum of 3.4 GPA is mandatory and this program also satisfies the requirements of the University Honors program. It consists of 56 units of chemistry.

4. The Chemistry (BSE) option is designed for prospective secondary school teachers. It consists of 34 units of chemistry and requires an approved minor.

CHEMISTRY - BIOCHEMISTRY EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 63 UNITS

1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 184, CHEM 251, CHEM 260, CHEM 261

2. CHEM 252, CHEM 370, CHEM 454

3. CHEM 456, CHEM 458, CHEM 484

4. MATH 253 AND MATH 254

5. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSSCS 181) OR (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

6. SELECT 6 UNITS OF ADDITIONAL COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING LISTS. AT LEAST ONE COURSE MUST COME FROM GROUP A (COURSES WITH A LAB COMPONENT).

a. CHEM 262, CHEM 470, CHEM 471, CHEM 480, CHEM 498R, BIOLOGY 254, BIOLOGY 311, BIOLOGY 345, BIOLOGY 364, BIOLOGY 457, BIOLOGY 341, BIOLOGY 450

b. CHEM 252, CHEM 371, CHEM 455, BIOLOGY 363, BIOLOGY 317, BIOLOGY 412, BIOLOGY 415, BIOLOGY 442, BIOLOGY 446, BIOLOGY 448

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS- 17 UNITS

1. BIOLOGY 141, BIOLOGY 142

2. BIOLOGY 251, BIOLOGY 253

MILESTONES: (Periodic assessment test required)

MILESTONES: EXIT INTERVIEW

CHEMISTRY - LIBERAL ARTS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 33 UNITS

1. CHEM 102  AND CHEM 104

2. CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, CHEM 262, CHEM 352

3. CHEM 370, CHEM 371, CHEM 470, CHEM 471 and CHEM 484

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS- 7 UNITS

1. MATH 253 AND MATH 251

2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) or (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

 

MILESTONES: CHEMISTRY EXIT INTERVIEW

CHEMISTRY - PROFESSIONAL ACS APPROVED (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 59 UNITS

1. CHEM 102,CHEM 104 AND CHEM 184

2. CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 260, CHEM 261, CHEM 262,

3. CHEM 352, CHEM 370, CHEM 371

4. CHEM 454, CHEM 455, CHEM 470, CHEM 471, CHEM 480, CHEM 484

5. MATH 254 AND (PHYSCS 181 OR PHYSCS 141)

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS - 10 UNITS

1. MATH 253

2. PHYSCS 180 OR PHYSCS 140

Milestones: (Periodic Assessment Tests Required)

Esit Interview

NO MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

CHEMISTRY - HONORS EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

MAJOR - 56 UNITS

1. CHEM 102 AND CHEM 104

2. CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, AND CHEM 262

3. CHEM 352, CHEM 370,  AND CHEM 371

4. CHEM 454, CHEM 460, CHEM 470, CHEM 471, CHEM 480, CHEM 484

5. 4 UNITS OF CHEM 498

6. 2 UNITS OF CHEM 488

7. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM CHEMISTRY COURSES AT THE 400 LEVEL OR AN APPROVED MATHEMATICS OR PHYSICS COURSE.: MATH 280, MATH 342, MATH 355, MATH 359, MATH 361, MATH 463, PHYSCS 305, PHYSCS 330, PHYSCS 352, PHYSCS 364

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS

1. MATH 253, MATH 254, MATH 255

2. PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181

Milestones:

Chemistry exit interview

Written thesis and oral defense at the end of the Senior Honors Thesis

CHEMISTRY - ANALYTICAL/INSTRUMENTAL EMPHASIS

MAJOR - 44 UNITS

1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 184, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261

2. CHEM 260, CHEM 352, CHEM 370, CHEM 371, CHEM 470

CHEM 454, CHEM 480, CHEM 481, CHEM 484

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS - 25 UNITS

1. MATH 254

2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) OR (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

3. PHYSCS 221

4. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 330, PHYSCS 331) OR (PHYSCS 303, PHYSCS 496)

5. SELECT 1 (PHYSCS 360 OR PHYSCS 344)

A MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

Note: A minor in Physical Science or Physics is recommended for this major.

MILESTONES (Periodic assessment tests required)

EXIT INTERVIEW

CHEMISTRY (BSE)

LICENSURE - 41 UNITS

1. SPECED 205

2. BIOLOGY 214 OR GEOGRPY 252 AND 3 UNITS OF BIOLOGY

3. FOUNDATONS BLOCK: EDFOUND 212, EDFOUND 243 AND EDFNDPRC 210

4. EDFOUND 425

5. SECNDED 466

6. SECNDED 429 AND 3 UNITS OF CIFLD 492

7. SELECT ONE OF THE TWO DIRECTED TEACHING GROUPS

A. CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS OF CIFLD 414

B. CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS OF CIFLD 412

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, CHEM 262

2. CHEM 352, CHEM 370 AND CHEM 371

3. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM CHEMISTRY

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS

1. MATH 253 AND MATH 254

2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 180, PHYSCS 181) or (PHYSCS 140, PHYSCS 141)

WRITING REQUIREMENT

1. ENGLISH 372

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MINOR

CHEMISTRY

MINOR - 25 UNITS

1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, CHEM 251, CHEM 252, CHEM 261, CHEM 352

2. SELECT 1 COURSE FROM CHEMISTRY AT THE 200 LEVEL OR HIGHER (EXCLUDING CHEM 498R)



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