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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
Oakland University
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry (ACS Certified), B.S.


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Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry (ACS certified)


The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry consists of the core curriculum and corequisite courses plus a set of advanced courses. In selecting advanced courses, students may tailor their programs to fit specific career objectives, such as industrial chemistry, biochemistry, graduate study, research, medicine or dentistry. Students should plan their programs in consultation with a faculty adviser. Advanced course programs must be approved as part of the application for major standing.

To earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry, a student must be approved for major standing and must complete the core curriculum, which requires a minimum of 44 credits in chemistry and 18 credits of corequisite courses, plus eight elective credits in chemistry at the 400 level of which at least two credits must be laboratories. The specific selection of the eight elective credits in chemistry at the 400 level must be approved in writing by the chemistry department’s chief adviser. CHM 491 - Independent Research   (3 credits) or CHM 457 - Biochemistry Laboratory  (3 credits) may be included as part of the elective credits in chemistry, as these courses satisfy the laboratory requirement as well as the general education capstone requirement.  CHM 490  may not be used to satisfy the 400 level elective credits for the major. The full degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry are detailed below.

Admission to major standing


Admission to major standing by the department is required at least three semesters before graduation. Students must consult with the chemistry department chief adviser and file an application for admission to major standing, which includes a curriculum plan, during the term in which they first take a 300-400 level chemistry course. This procedure is designed to ensure that an appropriate plan of studiy is completed by graduation. Application for major standing in chemistry will be approved after completion of CHM 144  /147 CHM 145  /148 , CHM 220 , CHM 234 , CHM 235 , CHM 237 , PHY 151  and MTH 154  with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or better.

American Chemical Society certification


The Department of Chemistry’s faculty members, facilities and curriculum meet the criteria of the American Chemical Society. This allows the department to certify chemistry students as eligible for society membership. Certification is granted to students who have successfully completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry.

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