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The Department of Chemistry has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the professional training of chemists at the undergraduate level.
Major: A minimum of 10 course credits in Chemistry (9 courses if CHE 161 is taken), which include the following: CHE 121, 122, 202, 225, 323, 324, 326, 327, and two additional courses at the 300 level, excluding 380; mathematics through MAT 122 (Calculus of Several Variables); and either PHY 111, 112, and 114 (General Physics I, II, and Laboratory) or, with permission of the Department, PHY 101, 102, and 114 (Introductory Physics I, II, and Laboratory).
ACS Certification: A minimum of 12 course credits in Chemistry (11 courses if CHE 161 is taken), which must include CHE 121, 122, 202, 225, 323, 324, 326, 327, 333, 334, 335, one additional course at the 300 level, excluding 380, and a major research experience. Also required are PHY 111, 112, and 114; and mathematics through MAT 221 (Linear Algebra). Students seeking certification should confer with the Department chair to make certain that they will satisfy all the requirements.
Teaching Major: The same program as specified for the non-teaching major. In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.
Minor: A minimum of five course credits in Chemistry, excluding 280 and 380, which include CHE 202 and at least three additional courses numbered 200 or higher.
Concentration: Students should consult with the Department concerning major programs which lead to graduate work in chemistry, chemical physics, biochemistry, and medicine, or to industrial employment.
Note: The Summer Research Program of the Department of Chemistry provides an opportunity to spend a summer at Cornell College working on a research project with a member of the Chemistry faculty. Interested students should consult a faculty member in the Department.
103. Investigations in Chemistry
108. Topics in Chemistry
111. Chemistry in the Natural World
121. Chemical Principles I
122. Chemical Principles II
161. Accelerated General Chemistry
225. Organic Chemistry I Lecture
323. Physical Chemistry I
324. Physical Chemistry II
327. Organic Chemistry
335. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
485. Chemical Research
511. Extended Research in Chemistry
512. Reading and Conversation in Chemistry (1/4)