Overview

The curriculum in chemistry affords the student sound training in the principles and techniques of modern chemical theory and experimentation. The program integrates laboratory, theoretical, and research skills to provide the range of abilities needed by the practicing chemist, and yet permits concentration in the organic, biochemical, analytical or physical subdisciplines. Opportunity for research through the Oak Ridge Associated Universities and National Laboratories such as Argonne, Brookhaven, Jefferson, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge complement the curriculum.

 The Major in Chemistry provides a comprehensive curriculum for students planning careers in which chemical knowledge plays a central role. With careful elective choice students may pursue careers as professional chemists and enter graduate school programs that lead to a variety of research-oriented careers, or they may enter medical school or other health-related programs.

Course Offerings

The Major in Chemistry consists of 51/53 hours of chemistry and related fields. Required coursework includes:

CHM 121: General Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 122: General Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM 223: Organic Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 224: Organic Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM 264: Analytical Chemistry (4 hrs.)
CHM 351-352: Senior Research Project (6 hrs.)
CHM 381: Physical Chemistry I (3 hrs.)
CHM 391: Physical Chemistry II (3 hrs.)
CHM 399: Research Seminar (1 hr.)
MTH 125: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
MTH 225: Calculus II (4 hrs.)

One course chosen from the following list:
CHM 316: Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 hrs.)
CHM 365: Instrumental Methods (4 hrs.)
CHM 416: Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 hrs.)
CHM 425: Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2 hrs.)

 

 

Either of the following courses:
PHY 101 and 102: College Physics I & II (4 hrs. each)
     or
PHY 201 and 202: General Physics I & II (4 hrs. each)

Either of the following courses:
PHY 101 and 102: College Physics I & II (4 hrs. each)
     or
PHY 201 and 202: General Physics I & II (4 hrs. each)

Specific requirements of particular post-graduate institutions should be ascertained early in the undergraduate program since these requirements may require courses for admission beyond the minimum required for the major in chemistry. An adviser on Health-Related Professions is available to assist students planning careers in medicine and other health professions.

The Minor in Chemistry requires a minimum of 20 hours, including:

CHM 121: General Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 122: General Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM 223: Organic Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 224: Organic Chemistry II (4 hrs.)

Either of the following courses:
CHM 399: Research Seminar (1 hr.)
     or
BIO 299: Biology Research Methods (1 hr.)

At least three additional hours in chemistry courses that satisfy requirements for the Major in Chemistry.

The Minor in Chemistry is not open to students majoring in Biochemistry.

 

The Major in Chemistry for Teacher Licensure consists of 47 hours in chemistry and related courses and is designed to accommodate students planning careers as teachers of chemistry and of general and physical science at the secondary level. Required coursework includes:

CHM 121: Principles of Chemistry (4hrs.)
CHM 122: Principles of Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM 223: Organic Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 224: Organic Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM 264: Analytical Chemistry (4 hrs.)


Either of the following courses:
CHM 316: Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 hrs.)
    or
CHM 365: Instrumental Methods (4 hrs.)


CHM 351-352: Senior Research Project (3 hrs. each)
CHM 399: Research Seminar (1 hr.)
BIO 311: Natural History of the Southern Appalachians (4 hrs.)
MTH 115: Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4 hrs.)
MTH 125: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
PHY 101: College Physics I (4 hrs.)

Additional liberal studies requirements are:
PSY 101: Introductory Psychology (3 hrs.)
SOC 271: Sociology of Education (3 hrs.)

 

Students pursuing this major must complete 29 hours of professional courses in teacher education. The professional courses are listed below and in the Education section in this catalog.

EDU 301: Models of Classroom Management and Instruction (3 hrs.)
EDU 302: Educational Technology (2 hrs.)
EDU 321: Reading and Writing in the Content Classrooms (2 hrs.)
EDU 343: Practicum in Methods and Materials (2 hrs.)
EDU 401: Student Teaching (9 hrs.)
EDU 402: Professional Seminar on Teaching (3 hrs.)
PHR 236: Health Issues in Education (2 hrs.)
PSY 218: Psychology of Adolescence (3 hrs.)
PSY 334: Culturally Diverse and Exceptional Children (3 hrs.)