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Chemistry (CHE)

Jeffrey Cardon, Charles Liberko, Brian Nowak-Thompson, Jai Shanata, Cynthia Strong (chair),
Craig Teague

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 161, 162, and 263 (General Physics I, II, and Laboratory) or, with permission of
the Department, PHY 141, 142, and 263 (Introductory Physics I, II, and Laboratory). To fulfill
the capstone requirement, each student must submit a portfolio of work and have it approved by
the department, as described on the department website.

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 161, 162, and 263; 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 Certification: Students who are interested in pursuing K-12 certification to teach
science should seek admission to the Teacher Education Program. See the Education
department section for application and certification information (pages 109-111).

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.

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology majors desiring to minor in Chemistry must complete at least
two appropriate courses in Chemistry beyond those counted for the Biochemistry/Molecular
Biology major. (See Declaration of Degree Candidacy, Majors, and Minors.)

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
Hands-on investigation of selected topics in chemistry with an emphasis on contemporary topics
with practical, real-world applications. Topics vary each term. Intended for non-science majors.
Can be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Laboratory Science)

108. Introductory topics in Chemistry
Selected topics in chemistry with an emphasis on contemporary topics with practical, real-world
applications. Topics vary each term. See Topics Courses. Intended for non-science majors. Can
be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Science)

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