B.A. in Chemistry

Contact Person:
Maria Hepel, Chair
302 Stowell, (315) 267-2267, hepelmr@potsdam.edu

33 credit hours required. Plus 16 credits of cognates.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

    Credits
Required Courses

30
CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)
CHEM 106 General Chemistry 2: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  
CHEM 311 Quantitative Analysis: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry 1: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry 2: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  
CHEM 308 Chemistry Topics (1 credit)  
CHEM 309 Seminar in Chemistry (1 credit)  
CHEM 451 Physical Chemistry 1: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  
CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry 2: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  

Elective Course
 
  3
Under advisement from the department’s elective course offerings.   

Cognate Requirements

  16
MATH 151* Calculus I (4 credits)  
MATH 152 Calculus II (4 credits)  
PHYS 103** University Physics I: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  
PHYS 204** University Physics II: Lecture and Lab (4 credits)  

*Completion of both MATH 141 & 142 may be substituted for MATH 151.
       
**With the permission of the chair, PHYS 101, 202 may be substituted for PHYS 103, 204.
       
Recommended Coursework Outside the Major:

Consult with a department adviser.
       
Special Notes
  1. Students graduating with a chemistry major (B.A.) must complete 30 credit hours in the major with at least a 2.0 in each course.
  2. Students interested in the Chemical Engineering Double Degree Program should initiate contact with the Chemistry Department as soon as possible.
  3. Since both calculus and physics are prerequisites for CHEM 451 and 452, students considering chemistry, biochemistry, medicine and related fields are urged to start the cognate sequences as soon as possible.
  4. Students may not double major in chemistry and biochemistry.
  5. Recitations cannot be counted as the elective course.