Chemistry

Courses for majors in other science departments:

Scientists majoring in areas other than chemistry can prepare themselves better for work in their discipline by having a grounding in chemistry, which will enable them to understand molecular phenomena. The Chemistry Department offers two yearlong tracks of Introductory Chemistry CHEM141/142 or CHEM143/144. The CHEM143/144 sequence, requiring some prior chemistry and calculus, provides a more sophisticated introduction and represents a better preparation for science majors. The CHEM141/142 sequence requires no previous exposure to chemistry or calculus, and emphasizes environmental and biological applications. CHEM152 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory, is taken concurrently with CHEM143 in the fall semester or with CHEM142 or CHEM144, in the spring semester. Principles of Organic Chemistry I/II CHEM251/252, normally follows Introductory Chemistry. The laboratory courses, CHEM257 the General Chemistry Laboratory; and CHEM258, the Organic Chemistry Laboratory, are usually taken concurrently with CHEM251/252, respectively. The two courses, Introductory Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, plus the laboratory sequence, CHEM152CHEM257 and CHEM258, are required for admission to medical, dental, and veterinary schools.