Ithaca College

Ithaca College Home  >  Academics  >  Catalogs  > 

Important Declarations

General Information [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Graduate and Certificate Programs

Academic Accreditations and Affiliations

Degrees Awarded

Choosing a Program of Study

Academic Services

School of Business [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Academic Policies

Special Programs

Business Administration

Accounting

Graduate Program

Minors and Other Programs

Accounting Courses

International Business Courses

Management Courses

Finance Courses

Marketing Courses

Human Resource Management Courses

Production Courses

General Business Courses

Interdisciplinary Business Courses

Roy H. Park School of Communications [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Academic Policies

Academic Opportunities

Transfer Policies

Cinema and Photography

Journalism

Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design

Television-Radio

Cinema and Photography Courses

General Communications Courses

Journalism Courses

Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design Courses

Television-Radio Courses

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Academic Programs and Options

Policies and Procedures

Additional Costs

Graduate Programs

Exercise and Sport Sciences

Exercise and Sport Sciences Courses

Health Promotion and Physical Education

Physical Education Courses

Health Courses

Interdisciplinary

Health Policy Studies Courses

Physical Activity, Leisure, and Safety

Aquatics Courses

Individual and Dual Sports

Gymnastics

Team Sports

Physical Fitness Activities

Dance

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Courses

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Courses

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Courses

Sport Management and Media

Sport Management and Media Courses

Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services

Recreation Courses

School of Humanities and Sciences [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Introduction

Majors in H&S

Special Regulations

Internal Transfers into Humanities and Sciences

Dean's List

General Education in Humanities and Sciences

First Year Seminar Program

Honors Program

Career Planning for H&S Majors

Academic Status

Anthropology

Anthropology Courses

Art

Art Courses

Art History

Art History Courses

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Courses

Biology

Biology Courses

Chemistry

Chemistry Courses

Community Service Program

Computer Science

Computer Science Courses

Economics

Economics Courses

English

English Courses

History

History Courses

Mathematics

Mathematics Courses

Modern Languages and Literatures

Linguistics Courses

French Courses

German Courses

Hebrew Courses

Italian Courses

Latin Courses

Spanish Courses

Neuroscience

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy

Philosophy Courses

Religious Studies

Religious Studies Courses

Physics

Physics Courses

Politics

Politics Courses

Psychology

Psychology Courses

Sociology

Sociology Courses

Speech Communication

Speech Communication Courses

Teacher Education Program

Teacher Education Courses

Theater Arts

Theater Arts Courses

Writing

Writing Courses
 

Individual and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs

 Classical Studies Minor

 Community Service Program

 Community Service Program Courses

 Environmental Studies Program

 Environmental Studies Courses

 Jewish Studies

 Jewish Studies Courses

 Latin American Studies

 Neuroscience Minor

 Neuroscience Courses

 Planned Studies Major

 Planned Studies Courses

 Women's Studies

 Women's Studies Courses

 Interdisciplinary Courses

School of Music [an error occurred while processing this directive]

General Information

Baccalaureate Degrees

Academic Courses of Study

Academic Status

Music Course Descriptions

Music Theory, Sight-Singing, and Composition Courses

Music History and Literature Courses

Music Education Courses

Jazz Studies Courses

Additional Music Courses

Courses for the Non-Music Major

Performance Courses

Voice

Keyboard

Strings

Woodwinds

Brasses

Percussion

Performance -- Secondary Instrument Classes

Ensembles

Curriculum Outlines

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance-Collaborative Emphasis

Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology

Bachelor of Music in Combination with an Outside Field

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Music in Music Theory

Bachelor of Music in Composition

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs

Secondary Instrument Study Plans

Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Culture and Communication

Culture and Communication Courses

Legal Studies

Legal Studies Courses

Gerontology Institute

Gerontology Institute Courses

Minor in Health Communication

Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

Native American Studies

Center for Teacher Education

Center for Teacher Education Courses

International Programs

London Center

Other Off-Campus Programs

Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Student Information [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Transfer Students

Advanced Placement Policy

International Baccalaureate Policy

CLEP Policy

Articulation Agreements

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

International Students

Health Center

Expenses

Residence/Off-Campus Policy

Student Aid [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Academic Standing and Progress

Ithaca College Programs

New York State Programs

Federal Programs

Other Resources and Information

Endowed Scholarships and Special Awards

Academic Information [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Graduation and Program Regulations

Registration and Course Information

Credit and Grade Information

Academic Affairs Information

Leaves of Absence, Withdrawals, and Readmissions

Faculty and Administration [an error occurred while processing this directive]

School of Business

Roy H. Park School of Communications

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

School of Humanities and Sciences

School of Music

Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies

Professors Emeriti

Administration

Index

Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

Previous PageNext Page

Chemistry

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Vincent DeTuri, Assistant Professor and Chair

The chemistry curriculum, approved by the American Chemical Society, provides an exceptionally strong foundation for further training at the graduate level. The department is nationally noted for its research program, and students are regularly involved in research publications. The curriculum is also designed to provide outstanding classroom and laboratory experience as preparation for a career in the chemical industry. Graduates who have chosen to go directly into industry as chemists have obtained excellent placements. Chemistry majors are well prepared for a wide range of career opportunities including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, environmental science, toxicology, food science, forensic science, secondary school teaching, and engineering.

Honors in Chemistry

To be eligible for honors in chemistry, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 overall and 3.30 in chemistry courses. A student may apply with 2.75 overall GPA and 3.00 in chemistry. Application must be made to the chair of the chemistry department no later than the second week of the senior year. The student must select an adviser and a research project.

The faculty of the Department of Chemistry reviews the qualifications of the applicant and either approves or disapproves the application. If the application is approved, the student must enroll in 304-49100 and 304-49200 Honors Research in Chemistry.

A final version of an honors thesis reporting the results of a research investigation must be submitted to the adviser not later than three weeks before the expected date of graduation. The student must defend the thesis before a committee of no fewer than three members of the chemistry faculty. Faculty from other departments may be included if the topic is interdisciplinary.

Requirements for the Major in Chemistry -- B.A.
Credits in the major

 

Chemistry 304-12100 or 304-12300, 304-12200 or 304-12600, 304-12400, 304-22100, 304-22200, 304-22500, 304-32400, 304-32500, 304-32600, 304-33100, 304-33200, 304-34200, 304-48700, 304-48800

37

Credits outside the major

 

Physics 315-11700, 315-11800, 315-12000

9

 

Mathematics 313-11100, 313-11200

8

 

Electives

66

 

Total, B.A. in chemistry

120

Requirements for the Major in Chemistry -- B.S.

American Chemical Society-approved degree

Credits in the major

 

Chemistry 304-12100 or 304-12300, 304-12200 or 304-12600, 304-12400, 304-22100, 304-22200, 304-22500, 304-32400, 304-32500, 304-32600, 304-33100, 304-33200, 304-34200, 304-48700, 304-48800

37

 

Laboratory research

3

 

Additional credits of courses chosen from 302-35400, 304- 35200, 304-35400, 304-35600, 304-42100, 304-42200, 304-44400, 304-48100, and 304-48200

6

 

Total required in chemistry

46

Credits outside the major

 

Biochemistry 302-35300

3

 

Physics 315-11700, 315-11800, 315-12000

9

 

Mathematics 313-11100, 313-11200

8

 

Electives

54

 

Total, B.S. in chemistry

120

Requirements for Chemistry, B.A. with Teaching Option
Credits in chemistry and related science

 

Chemistry 304-12100 or 304-12300, 304-12200 or 304-12600, 304-12400, 304-22100, 304-22200, 304-22500, 304-32400, 304-32500, 304-32600, 304-33100, 304-33200, 304-34200, 304-48700, 304-48800

37

 

Physics 315-11700, 315-11800, 315-12000

9

 

Mathematics 313-11100, 313-11200

8

Core education requirements

327-21910

Elements of Tutoring

3

312-20100

Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

327-10100

Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

620-23900

Educating Children with Special Needs

2

620-22900

Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

330-21010

Educational Psychology

3

795-34000

Social Foundations of Education

3

327-30810

Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines

3

327-31010

Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher

3

327-41210

Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching

3

327-49810

Professional Seminar in Education

12

795-11000

Child Abuse Identification and Prevention

0

795-11100

Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention

0

 

Total core education requirements

38

Additional requirements
  • All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2.
  • All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered 377-10600 or above.
  • All teaching-option students must successfully complete the second-year review and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in their subject. If a student receives an unsuccessful review, or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the second review is completed.
  • Students must earn a grade of B or better in 327-30810 and 327-31010 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  • Professional Semester in Education and Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken.
  • All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State teacher certification exam; the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skills-written, and the content area exam.
  • The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.

 

Electives

28

 

Total, B.A. in chemistry with teaching option

120

Requirements for Chemistry, B.S. with Teaching Option
Credits in chemistry and related science

 

Chemistry 304-12100 or 304-12300, 304-12200 or 304-12600, 304-12400, 304-22100, 304-22200, 304-22500, 304-32400, 304-32500, 304-32600, 304-33100, 304-33200, 304-34200, 304-48700, 304-48800

37

 

Biochemistry 302-35300

3

 

Physics 315-11700, 315-11800, 315-12000

9

 

Mathematics 313-11100, 313-11200

8

Research in chemistry

 

304-x9100 or 304-x9200

3

Restricted electives; select 3 credits from the following:

 

302-35400, 304-35200, 304-35400, 304-35600, 304-42100, 304-42200, 304-44400, 304-48100, 304-48200

3

 

Total chemistry and related science

63

Core education requirements

327-21910

Elements of Tutoring

3

312-20100

Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

327-10100

Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

620-23900

Educating Children with Special Needs

2

620-22900

Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

330-21010

Educational Psychology

3

795-34000

Social Foundations of Education

3

327-30810

Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines

3

327-31010

Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher

3

327-41210

Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching

3

327-49810

Professional Semester in Education

12

795-11000

Child Abuse Identification and Prevention

0

795-11100

Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention

0

 

Total core education requirements

38

  • All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2.
  • All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered 377-10600 or above.
  • All teaching-option students must successfully complete the second-year review and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in their subject. If a student receives an unsuccessful review, or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the second review is completed.
  • Students must earn a grade of B or better in 327-30810 and 327-31010 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  • Professional Semester in Education and the Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken.
  • All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State teacher certification exam: the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skills-written, and the content area exam.
  • The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.

 

Electives

19

 

Total, B.S. in chemistry with teaching option

120

Off-Campus Study in Oceanography

Students can participate in our cooperative programs with the Duke University Marine Lab (North Carolina and Bermuda) or the Sea Education Association of Wood's Hole (with a variety of cruise tracks). For more information on these programs, see "Short-Term Study Abroad Programs, National Affiliated Programs in Marine Biology."

Chemistry-Engineering Programs

These are joint 3-2 programs with the College of Engineering at Clarkson University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Students enter Ithaca College as chemistry majors and then take a chemistry sequence plus certain basic courses required by the appropriate engineering program. At the beginning of the fourth year, with the recommendation of the Department of Chemistry and acceptance by the other institution, students take a leave of absence from Ithaca College and transfer to the school of engineering for two more years. At the end of that time, and upon satisfactory completion of their work, they are awarded a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College and the appropriate degree from the other institution. In the event a student does not complete the engineering portion of the program, an Ithaca College degree in chemistry may be awarded if all of the requirements for the Ithaca College major are met, either through Ithaca College courses or appropriate transfer credit, subject to the Ithaca College policies on transfer credit.

Requirements for the Chemistry Degree in the Engineering Program -- B.A.
Credits in the major

 

Chemistry 304-12100 or 304-12300, 304-12200 or 304-12600, 304-12400, 304-22100, 304-22200, 304-22500, 304-32400, 304-32500, 304-32600, 304-33100, 304-33200, 304-34200, 304-48700, 304-48800

37

Credits outside the major

 

Physics 315-11700, 315-11800, 315-11900, 315-12000, 315-21700

15

 

Math 313-11100, 313-11200, 313-21100, 313-26000, 313-26100

20

 

Computer science 312-17100

4

 

Electives

14

 

From the school of engineering

30

 

Total, B.A. in chemistry in the engineering program

120

Previous PageNext Page



Contacting the CollegeDirectoriesSite IndexIthaca College HomeIthaca College Home


A. Ozolins, Office of Creative Services, 15. July, 2005