Roanoke College

Chemistry: Bachelor of Science

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Suggested First Year Courses:
CHEM 111 GENERAL I done need
MATH 118/119 or MATH 121 CALCULUS I done need
CHEM 112 GENERAL II done need
MATH 122 CALCULUS II done need
PHYS 201 GENERAL PHYSICS I (Optional) done need
Suggested Second Year Courses:
CHEM 221 ORGANIC I done need
CHEM 222 ORGANIC II done need
CHEM 280 SOPHOMORE SEMINAR (1/2 Unit) done need

Required before taking Physical Chemistry (CHEM 331):
1 year of Calculus (MATH 118/119 or 121 and 122), as shown above.
AND
1 year of physics:
Either PHYS 201 and 202 (sequence starts in spring, is calculus based, and is preferred for students with strong math skills) done need
OR
PHYS 103 and 104 (sequence starts in fall and is algebra based) done need

Additional Required Courses:
CHEM 260 DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 331 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I done need
CHEM 332 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II done need
CHEM 341 BIOCHEMISTRY I done need
CHEM 350 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS done need
Chemistry Research (400-Level, 1 Unit) done need
One Advanced Chemistry Elective (342, 420, 430, 460 or 499) done need
One Additional Unit of Chemistry, chosen from courses numbered 250 or higher done need

Chemistry Elective Courses:
CHEM 270 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 299 SPECIAL TOPICS done need
CHEM 342 BIOCHEMISTRY II done need
CHEM 405 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH (1/2 unit) done need
CHEM 406 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH (1 unit) done need
CHEM 407 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH (1/2 unit) done need
CHEM 420 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 430 ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 460 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY done need
CHEM 495* HONORS PROJECT (1/2) done need
CHEM 496 HONORS PROJECT (1) done need
CHEM 497 HONORS PROJECT (1/2) done need
CHEM 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1) done need
*495 HONORS PROJECT is prerequisite for 497 HONORS PROGRAM
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
All chemistry majors are strongly encouraged to do research, either during the academic year or during the summer. Stipends may be available to support summer research. CHEM 270, 350, 370, 420, and 460 are offered on an alternate year schedule. Students should work with their academic advisors in scheduling these courses as well as their physics.