Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    Apr 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


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A major in chemistry at Mount Saint Mary College prepares a student for a variety of career options, including an entry level position in the chemical industry, graduate studies in chemistry or allied fields, professional schools such as medical school or dental school, etc., or careers in teaching.

Program Requirements For Chemistry Major

A chemistry major pursues a rigorous course of study that includes a number of prescribed courses: Chemical Principles (CHM 1510  - CHM 1520 ), Organic Chemistry (CHM 2010  - CHM 2020 ), Analytical Chemistry (CHM 3110 ), Physical Chemistry (CHM 3070  - CHM 3080  ), and the Natural Science Seminars (

   , and  CHM 4900 ). One more upper-level laboratory course is required to meet the 36 credit requirement.  This can be accomplished by taking Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis ( ) or Biochemistry ( ) or Special Problems in Scientific Research ( ), or four credits of Independent Study (CHM 4970/4980/4990).

There are several support courses that chemistry majors are required to take. These include Biological Principles (BIO 1130  - BIO 1140 ), General Physics (PHY 2010  - PHY 2020 ) and math courses through Calculus III (MTH 2530 ). Chemistry majors are also encouraged to participate in research or independent study.

All chemistry courses have a pre-requisite of a C or above in any other pre-requisite course(s). If foreign language proficiency for graduate study is needed, German or French are the recommended languages.

A limited number of substitutions authorized by the Division of Natural Sciences may be made in the preceding requirements.


* The courses above, care must be taken in scheduling upper level courses since they are not offered every year.

Students must acheive a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and in Chemistry courses to be eligible for the degree.