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2008-2009 University Catalog

Chemistry

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Option in Subject Matter Preparation in Teaching Chemistry (Pending CCTC approval)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Option in Biochemistry
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Certificate in Chemistry

The Chemistry Program at CSUCI is based on a “Big Ideas” approach to the discipline. Students will learn how to apply the “Big Ideas” skills to their analysis of concepts and problems. In addition to implementing the “Big Ideas” across the curriculum, students learn how to improve their analytical thinking, oral and written communication, and problem solving skills as individuals and in teams. The culmination of the degree involves a Chemistry Colloquium in conjunction with a service learning project, internship, or independent research experience. Writing skills are developed in all upper-division Chemistry courses.

Careers

Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Chemistry will receive an excellent preparation for securing entrance to a professional program (i.e., medical, veterinary, dentistry, or pharmacy), to graduate school in Chemistry or Biochemistry, and for employment in the academic, private, or public sector as chemists, biochemists, forensic scientists, and materials scientists.

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry is designed to provide a broad preparation in the chemical sciences. Required courses prepare students in four of the five traditional sub-disciplines of Chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry can also serve as the depth of study necessary for securing a Single Subject Credential in Science for teaching at the high school and middle school level. Additional courses in geology, astronomy, and biology are recommended to meet the breadth requirements for this credential.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry provides an excellent breadth and depth of preparation in Chemistry suitable for obtaining a position at a chemical or pharmaceutical industry, or for admission to graduate school in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Students may select either the general Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or the Biochemistry Option within the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. The Biochemistry Option overlaps substantially with the requirements for the minor in Biology and students are encouraged to obtain the Biology minor in addition to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry Option.

The Minor in Chemistry provides non-majors with the Chemistry background that is needed to pursue graduate study or a career in an interdisciplinary field. Students in professional programs (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy), or majoring in Biology or Environmental Science and Resource Management, in particular, should consider obtaining a Chemistry minor, since a significant portion of the coursework needed for the Chemistry minor is included in these programs.

The Certificate in Chemistry is designed to provide individuals who have already obtained a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in another discipline with the opportunity to obtain a certificate for advanced Chemistry coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Chemistry program will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of Chemistry;
  • Evaluate a microscopic and macroscopic (real-life) problem and appropriately apply the fundamental concepts of Chemistry to the problem;
  • Formulate hypotheses and devise and perform experiments to test a hypothesis as individuals and in a team;
  • Explain key concepts in chemistry effectively through oral and written communication; and
  • Interpret and evaluate the chemical literature.

Contact Information

http://chemistry.csuci.edu

Faculty

Simone Aloisio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chair and Academic Advisor for the Chemistry Program
Aliso Hall Room 207
Phone: (805) 437-8999
simone.aloisio@csuci.edu

Blake Gillespie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Academic Advisor for the Chemistry Program
Aliso Hall Room 208
Phone: (805) 437-2796
blake.gillespie@csuci.edu

Philip D. Hampton, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Academic Advisor for the Chemistry Program
Aliso Hall Room 104
Phone: (805) 437-8869
philip.hampton@csuci.edu

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry (120 units)

Lower Division Requirements (28 units)

  1. Chemistry
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
    CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
    CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)

  2. Math
    MATH 150 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 151 Calculus II (4)

  3. Physics
    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics I (4)
    PHYS 200 General Physics I (4)

    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics II (4)
    PHYS 201 General Physics II (4)

Upper Division Requirements (15 units)

CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1)
CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
CHEM 499 Chemistry Colloquium (2)

(Ten units of the above courses will be counted toward lower-division GE categories B1, B3, and B4)

Upper Division Chemistry Electives (12 units)

A total of twelve units of electives from those listed below are needed, including a minimum of two lab courses denoted (L):

CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry (3)
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I Learning Community (1)
CHEM 316 Organic Chemistry II Learning Community (1)
CHEM 330 The History of Science: Non-Western Origins and the Western Revolution (HIST) (3) I
CHEM 335 The Chemistry of the Kitchen (3) L, I
CHEM 341 Drug Discovery and Development (BUS/ECON) (3) I
CHEM 343 Forensic Science (3) L, I
CHEM 373 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 410 Advanced Organic Synthesis (4) L
CHEM 415 Molecular Structure Determination (4) L
CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory (4) L
CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (4) L
CHEM 461 Biochemistry II (4) L
CHEM 465 Bioinorganic Chemistry (4) L
CHEM 490 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 492 Internship/ Service Learning (1-3) L, R
CHEM 494 Independent Research (1-3) L, R
CHEM 497 Directed Studies (1-3)

I A maximum of three units of upper-division interdisciplinary GE credit (CHEM 330-349 or CHEM 430-449) may be applied as chemistry electives towards the degree.

R No more than a combined total of six units of CHEM 492, 494, and 497 may be applied as electives. No more than one CHEM 492 or CHEM 494 may be (by petition) considered a laboratory elective.

Required Supporting and Other GE Courses (45 units)

American Institutions Requirement (6 units)
Other Courses in GE Categories A-E (39 units)
Electives in Any Discipline (20 units)

Proposed Course of Study, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

First Year (31 units)

Fall (14 units)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4); GE B1
MATH 150 Calculus I (4); GE B3
Composition & Rhetoric (3) (ENGL 102 or 105); GE A2
Critical Reasoning (3); GE A3

Spring (17 units)

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
MATH 151 Calculus II (4)
Foreign Language Requirement (3); GE C3a
Oral Communication (3); GE A1
University Elective or ENGL 103 (3)

Second Year (29 units)

Fall (14 units)

CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
American Institutions Requirement (3)
Physics requirement (4) (PHYS 100 or 200)
Social Science, GE Requirement (3); GE D

Spring (15 units)

CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
American Institutions Requirement (3)
Physics requirement (4) (PHYS 101 or 201)

Third Year (30 units)

Fall (14 units)

CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1); GE B4
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
Life Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE B2
Literature, GE Requirement (3)*; GE C2
Multicultural GE Requirement (3)*; GE C3b

Spring (16 units)

Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Human Physiological and Psychological Perspectives, GE Requirement (3)*; GE E
Social Science, GE Requirement (3); GE D
University Electives (6)

Fourth Year (30 units)

Fall (16 units)

Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Social Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE D
University Electives (6)
Visual and Performing Arts, GE Requirement .(3)*; GE C1

Spring (14 units)

CHEM 499 Chemistry Capstone Colloquium (2)
Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Social Science, GE Requirement (3); GE D
University Electives (5)

Note to Students: To maximize University Electives, it is recommended that the nine units of upper-division, interdisciplinary GE courses (numbered 330-349 or 430-449) be taken from those courses marked with an asterisk (*), in order to meet simultaneously Categories A-E and the nine units of Upper-Division GE.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry, Option in Subject Matter Preparation in Teaching Chemistry (120 Units) (Pending CCTC Approval)

Lower Division Requirements (43-44 units)

  1. Chemistry
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
    CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
    CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)

  2. Biology
    BIOL 200 Principles of Organismal and Population Biology (4)
    BIOL 201 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology (4)

  3. Math
    MATH 150 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 151 Calculus II (4)

  4. Physics
    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics I (4)
    PHYS 200 General Physics I (4)

    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics II (4)
    PHYS 201 General Physics II (4)

  5. Astronomy
    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 105 Introduction to the Solar System (4)
    PHYS 107 The Stars and Beyond (3)

  6. Earth Science
    GEOL 121 Physical Geology (4)

Upper Division Requirements (24-25 units)

  1. Chemistry
    CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1)
    CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
    CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
    CHEM 330 The History of Science: Non-Western Origins and the Western Revolution (HIST) (3) I
    CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHEM 499 Chemistry Colloquium (2)

  2. Earth Science
    Choose one of the following:
    BIOL 335 The Biosphere (3)
    GEOL 300 Foundations of Earth Science (4)

  3. Education
    EDUC 330 Introduction to Secondary Schooling (3)

Upper Division Chemistry Electives (8 units)

A total of eight units of electives from those listed below are needed, lab courses are denoted (L).

CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry (3)
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I Learning Community (1)
CHEM 316 Organic Chemistry II Learning Community (1)
CHEM 373 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 410 Advanced Organic Synthesis (4) L
CHEM 415 Molecular Structure Determination (4) L
CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory (4) L
CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (4) L
CHEM 461 Biochemistry II (4) L
CHEM 465 Bioinorganic Chemistry (4) L
CHEM 490 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 492 Internship/ Service Learning (1-3) L, R
CHEM 494 Independent Research (1-3) L, R
CHEM 497 Directed Studies (1-3)

R No more than a combined total of six units of CHEM 492, 494, and 497 may be applied as electives. No more than one CHEM 492 or CHEM 494 may be (by petition) considered a laboratory elective.

Required Supporting and Other GE Courses (39 units)

American Institutions Requirement (6)
Other Courses in GE Categories A-E (33)
Electives in Any Discipline (4-6 units)

Recommended Electives

Choose from the following:

Second Language

(One semester is required)
One Additional Semester of a Second Language (3units)

Interdisciplinary General Education Courses

(CHEM 330 and EDUC 330 are required)
SPED 345 Individuals with Disabilities in Society (PSY) (3)

Prerequisite Courses in Education

(For CSUCI Credential Program)
EDUC 512 Equity, Diversity and Foundations of Schooling (3)
EDUC 520 Observing and Guiding Behavior in Multicultural/Multilingual and Inclusive Classrooms (3)
EDUC 521 Field Experiences (1)
EDSS 515 Adolescent Development for Secondary Educators (3)
ENGL 475 Language in Social Context (3)

Proposed Course of Study, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Option in Subject Matter Preparation in Teaching Chemistry

First Year (29 units)

Fall (14 units)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4); GE B1
MATH 150 Calculus I (4); GE B3
Composition & Rhetoric (3) (ENGL 102 or 105); GE A2
Critical Reasoning (3); GE A3

Spring (15 units)

BIOL 200 Principles of Organismal & Population Biology (4); GE B2
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
MATH 151 Calculus II (4)
Oral Communication (3); GE A1

Second Year (30 units)

Fall (15 units)

BIOL 201 Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology (4)
CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Foreign Language Requirement (3); GE C3a
Physics requirement (4) (PHYS 100 or 200)

Spring (15 units)

CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
American Institutions Requirement (3)
Physics requirement (4) (PHYS 101 or 201)

Third Year (31 units)

Fall (15 units)

CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1); GE B4
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
EDUC 330 Introduction to Secondary Schooling (3); GE D, INTD
GEOL 121 Physical Geology (4)
Literature, GE Requirement (3); GE C2

Spring (16 units)

CHEM 330 The History of Science: Non-Western Origins and the Western Revolution (HIST) (3); INTD
SPED 345 Individuals with Disabilities in Society (PSY) (3); GE D or E, INTD
GE Requirement (3); GE D or E
Multicultural GE Requirement (3); GE C3b

Choose one of the following:
BIOL 335 The Biosphere (3)
GEOL 300 Foundations of Earth Science (4)

Fourth Year (30 units)

Fall (16 units)

American Institutions Requirement (3)
Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Social Science, GE Requirement (3); GE D
University Electives (3 units)
Visual and Performing Arts, GE Requirement.(3); GE C1

Spring (14 units)

CHEM 499 Chemistry Colloquium (2)
Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Social Science, GE Requirement (3); GE D
University Electives (5 units)

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry (120 units)

Lower Division Requirements (28 Units)

  1. Chemistry
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
    CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
    CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)

  2. Math
    MATH 150 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 151 Calculus II (4)

  3. Physics
    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics I (4)
    PHYS 200 General Physics I (4)

    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics II (4)
    PHYS 201 General Physics II (4)

Upper Division Requirements (22 units)

CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1)
CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
CHEM 373 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (4)
CHEM 499 Chemistry Colloquium (2)

(Nine units of the above courses will be counted toward lower-division GE Categories B1, B3, and B4)

Upper Division Chemistry Electives (20 units)

A total of twenty units of electives from those listed below are needed, including a minimum of three lab courses
denoted (L):

CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry (3)
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I Learning Community (1)
CHEM 316 Organic Chemistry II Learning Community (1)
CHEM 330 The History of Science: Non-Western Origins and the Western Revolution (HIST) (3) I
CHEM 335 The Chemistry of the Kitchen (3) L, I
CHEM 341 Drug Discovery and Development (BUS/ECON) (3) I
CHEM 343 Forensic Science (3) L, I
CHEM 410 Advanced Organic Synthesis (4) L
CHEM 415 Molecular Structure Determination (4) L
CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory (4) L
CHEM 461 Biochemistry II (4) L
CHEM 465 Bioinorganic Chemistry (4) L
CHEM 490 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 492 Internship/ Service Learning (1-3) L, R
CHEM 494 Independent Research (1-3) L, R
CHEM 497 Directed Studies (1-3)

I A maximum of three units of upper-division interdisciplinary GE credit (CHEM 330-349 or CHEM 430-449) may be applied as chemistry electives towards the degree.

R No more than a combined total of six units of CHEM 492, 494, and 497 may be applied as electives. No more than one CHEM 492 or CHEM 494 may be (by petition) considered a laboratory elective.

Required Supporting and Other GE Courses (45 units)

American Institutions Requirement (6)
Other Courses in GE Categories A-E (39)
Electives in Any Discipline (5 units)

Proposed Course of Study Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

First Year (30 units)

Fall (14 units)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4); GE B1
MATH 150 Calculus I (4); GE B3
Composition & Rhetoric (3) (ENGL 102 or 105); GE A2
Critical Reasoning; GE A3 (3)

Spring (16 units)

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
MATH 151 Calculus II (4)
Foreign Language Requirement; GE C3a (3)
University Elective or ENGL 103 (3)
University Elective (2)

Second Year (29 units)

Fall (14 units)

CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Oral Communication (3); GE A1
Physics requirement (4) (PHYS 100 or 200)
Social Science, GE Requirement (3); GE D

Spring (15 units)

CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
American Institutions Requirement (3)
Physics requirement (4) (PHYS 101 or 201)

Third Year (31 units)

Fall (15 units)

CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1); GE B4
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (4)
Life Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE B2
Social Science, GE Requirement (3); GE D

Spring (16 units)

CHEM 373 Physical Chemistry II (3)
Chemistry Elective Laboratory (4)
Human Physiological and Psychological Perspectives GE Requirement (3)*; GE E
Social Science GE Requirement (3)*; GE D
Multicultural GE Requirement (3)*; GE C3b

Fourth Year (30 units)

Fall (17 units)

American Institutions Requirement (3)
Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Literature, GE Requirement (3)*; GE C2
Social Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE D

Spring (13 units)

CHEM 499 Chemistry Colloquium (2)
Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Chemistry Elective, Laboratory (4)
Visual & Performing Arts, GE Requirement. (3)*; GE C1

Note to Students: To maximize University Electives, it is recommended that the nine units of upper-division, interdisciplinary GE courses (numbered 330-349 or 430-449) be taken from those courses marked with an asterisk (*), in order to meet simultaneously Categories A-E and the nine units of Upper-Division GE.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry Option (120 units)

Lower Division Requirements (36 units)

  1. Chemistry
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4)
    CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
    CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
    CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)

  2. Biology
    BIOL 200 Principles of Organismal & Population Biology (4)
    BIOL 201 Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology (4)

  3. Math
    MATH 150 Calculus I (4)
    MATH 151 Calculus II (4)

  4. Physics
    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics I (4)
    PHYS 200 General Physics I (4)

    Choose one of the following:
    PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics
    PHYS 201 General Physics (4)

Upper Division Requirements (32 units)

  1. Chemistry
    CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1)
    CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
    CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
    CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (4)
    CHEM 461 Biochemistry II (4)
    CHEM 499 Chemistry Colloquium (2)

  2. Biology
    BIOL 300 Cell Biology (4)
    BIOL 400 Molecular Biology (4)

(Twelve units of the above requirements will be counted toward lower-division GE Categories B1, B2, B3, & B4)

Upper Division Chemistry Electives (3 units)

A total of two units of electives from those listed below are needed. Lab courses are denoted (L).

CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry (3)
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I Learning Community (1)
CHEM 316 Organic Chemistry II Learning Community (1)
CHEM 330 The History of Science: Non-Western Origins and the Western Revolution (HIST) (3) I
CHEM 335 The Chemistry of the Kitchen (3) L, I
CHEM 341 Drug Discovery and Development (BUS/ECON) (3) I
CHEM 343 Forensic Science (3) L, I
CHEM 373 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 410 Advanced Organic Synthesis (4) L
CHEM 415 Molecular Structure Determination (4) L
CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 450 Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory (4) L
CHEM 465 Bioinorganic Chemistry (4) L
CHEM 490 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
CHEM 492 Internship/ Service Learning (1-3) L, R
CHEM 494 Independent Research (1-3) L, R
CHEM 497 Directed Studies (1-3)

I Upper-division interdisciplinary GE credit (CHEM 330- 349 or CHEM 430-449) may be applied as chemistry electives towards the degree.

R No more than a combined total of six units of CHEM 492, 494, and 497 may be applied as electives. No more than one CHEM 492 or CHEM 494 may be by petition) considered a laboratory elective.

Required Supporting and Other GE Courses (42 units)

American Institutions Requiremen (6)
Other Courses in GE Categories A-E (36)
Electives in Any Discipline (5 units)

Proposed Course of Study Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry Option

First Year (29 Units)

Fall (14 Units)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (4); GE B1
MATH 150 Calculus I (4); GE B3
Composition & Rhetoric (3) (ENGL 102 or 105); GE A2
Critical Reasoning (3); GE A3

Spring (15 units)

BIOL 200 Principles of Organismal and Population Biology (4); GE B2
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II (4)
MATH 151 Calculus II (4)
University Elective or ENGL 103 (3)

Second Year (30 Units)

Fall (15 units)

BIOL 201 Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology (4)
CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Foreign Language Requirement (3); GE C3a
Physics requirement (4) (PHYS 100 or 200)

Spring (15 units)

CHEM 250 Quantitative Analysis (2)
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Oral Communication; GE A1 (3)
Physics requirement (PHYS 101 or 201) (4)

Third Year (29 units)

Fall (15 units)

CHEM 305 Computer Applications in Chemistry (1); GE B4
CHEM 371 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
CHEM 460 Biochemistry I (4)
American Institutions Requirement (3)
Social Science GE Requirement (3); GE D

Spring (14 units)

CHEM 461 Biochemistry II (4)
BIOL 300 Cell Biology (4)
Human Physiological and Psychological Perspectives, GE Requirement (3)*; GE E
Social Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE D

Fourth Year (32 units)

Fall (16 units)

BIOL 400 Molecular Biology (4)
American Institutions Requirement (3)
Chemistry Elective (2)
Literature, GE Requirement (3)*; C-2
Social Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE D

Spring (16 units)

CHEM 499 Chemistry Colloquium (2)
Multicultural GE Requirement (3)*; GE C3b
Social Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE D
Social Science, GE Requirement (3)*; GE D
University Elective (2)
Visual & Performing Arts, GE Requirement. (3)*; GE C1

To maximize University Electives, it is recommended that the nine units of upper-division, interdisciplinary GE courses (numbered 330-349 or 430-449) be taken from those courses marked with an asterisk (*), in order to meet simultaneously Categories A-E and the nine units of Upper-Division GE.

Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry (23 units)

Lower Division Requirements (8 units)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I and Laboratory (4)
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II and Laboratory (4)

Upper Division Requirements (8 units)

CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

Electives (7 units)

A total of seven units of electives (CHEM 250, CHEM 251, or courses numbered 300 or higher) in addition to those required, are needed. A maximum of three units of upper-division interdisciplinary GE credit (CHEM 330-349 or CHEM 430-449) may be applied as chemistry electives towards the degree. One unit of Chemistry learning community courses (i.e., CHEM 313 and 316) may be used as electives toward the degree. No more than a combined total of six units of CHEM 492, 494, and 497 may be applied as electives.

Requirements for the Certificate in Chemistry (23 units)

Lower Division Requirements (8 units)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I and Laboratory (4)
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II and Laboratory (4)

Upper Division Requirements (8 units)

CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

Electives (7 units)

A total of seven units of electives (CHEM 250, CHEM 251, or courses numbered 300 or higher) in addition to those required, are needed. A maximum of three units of upper-division interdisciplinary GE credit (CHEM 330-349 or CHEM 430-449) may be applied as chemistry electives towards the degree. One unit of Chemistry learning community courses (i.e., CHEM 313 and 316) may be used as electives toward the degree. No more than a combined total of six units of CHEM 492, 494, and 497 may be applied as electives.

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