As a student of chemistry, you begin your studies through four semesters of foundational coursework and laboratory experiences. Here you will gain both problem solving skills and broad perspectives on chemistry from Principles of Chemistry, a year of Organic Chemistry, and a final semester of Quantitative Chemistry.
Your lecture series runs in parallel to one credit laboratory courses. Through each course, you will learn new techniques across the traditional boundaries of the disciplines of chemistry concurrently as well as reinforce the concepts of your other coursework. In addition, these laboratory experiences provide you with a stronger understanding of chemical structure, reactivity, and analysis methods. In addition, you will always have the option of joining a faculty member's research group to gain more specialized training and expertise.
Advanced classes in the Chemistry Department include full semester courses in the important chemical disciplines of Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. In addition, you will select from a rotating series of exciting Selected Topics electives to complete your personalized experience of the field.
As a Chemistry major, you will complete your degree through the department seminar and the Senior Thesis experiences. If you are eager for an extra challenge, develop and defend your research in an Honors thesis.
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Descriptions and information about specific courses offered through the Department of Chemistry can be found within the course catalog or our special topics course listing. Course offerings and schedules can be viewed by semester by logging in to Homer Connect.