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CHEMISTRY PROGRAM  

Faculty
Patrick G. Barber, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Chemistry Area Coordinator
Jeremy M. Lloyd, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Science Education
Melissa C. Rhoten, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Keith B. Rider, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry 

The chemistry major at Longwood provides graduates with the necessary background to pursue either graduate studies or a career in industry, government, medicine, and other health-related fields. Students interested in chemical engineering at UVA Graduate Department of Chemical Engineering must have a 3.0 GPA or better and must have completed CHEM 400 and 401, calculus and differential equations. Chemistry majors graduating from Longwood have completed advanced degrees at graduate schools in Virginia and other states. They also have been able to step into jobs in state and federal laboratories and industrial facilities. The requirements for the chemistry major include courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and special interest electives. Students are encouraged to enroll in Research Courses in Chemistry in order to increase their competence in working in a laboratory. Superior students are encouraged to complete a chemistry Honors Project or a Research Project. The program in chemistry is rigorous, but it is flexible enough for students to take a second major.
     Students majoring in other areas may elect to minor in chemistry. The chemistry minor requires 24 semester hours: general chemistry (8 hours), organic chemistry (8 hours), analytical chemistry (4 hours), and physical chemistry (4 hours).
     No grade below C- on chemistry courses is accepted for the graduation requirements for the major or minor in chemistry.
     Those students interested in obtaining an endorsement to teach chemistry in high school in Virginia must meet the requirements of the chemistry major and EDUC 245, 260, 265, 370, 430, 455, 480, 484, 487, 489, SCED 352, and the professional semester consisting of 12 hours in the senior year.  See the teacher preparation section of this catalog for further details.  

CHEMISTRY MAJOR, B.A., B.S. DEGREE  

A.   General Education Core Requirement. 33 credits.
        See General Education Requirements

B.   Additional Degree Requirements for B. S. Degree (beyond science courses).
       MATH 121/3 or 261/4 or 267/4 credits
       Social Science electives/3 credits
       Additional Degree Requirements for B. A. Degree.
        See Additional Degree Requirements

C.  Major Requirements. 42-43 credits.
CHEM 111  Fundamentals of Chemistry I/4 credits
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II/4 credits  
CHEM 232 Quantitative Analyses/4 credits
CHEM 305 Organic Chemistry I/4 credits  
CHEM 306 Organic Chemistry II/4 credits
CHEM 351 Instrumental Analysis I/4 credits
or CHEM 352 Instrumental Analysis II/4 credits  
CHEM 400 Physical Chemistry/4 credits 
or CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry/3 credits  
  Chemistry electives/8 credits
PHYS 102 General Physics/4 credits  
Mathematics, Computer Science, or Physics electives/3 credits 

D.   General Electives for non-teaching majors   - 35-38 credits

E. Secondary Teaching Endorsement, grades 6-12. 45 credits.
Additional Endorsement Requirements:
SCED 352 Science for Secondary Teachers/3 credits  
BIOL 412    Biochemistry/4 credits
EASC 300 The Dynamic Planet/3 credits  
See professional education requirements:
Secondary Education Program
Add-On Endorsements

F.   Total credits required for B.A., B.S. in Chemistry  - 120
Total credits required for B.A. in Chemistry with secondary teaching endorsement  - 129-1
30 
Total credits required for B.S. in Chemistry with secondary teaching endorsement  - 127-128 

CHEMISTRY MAJOR, B.S. DEGREE
Professional Degree  

A.  General Education Core Requirement. 33 credits.
See General Education Requirements

B. Additional Degree Requirements for B. S. Degree (beyond science courses).
MATH 261 Differential and Integral Calculus/4 credits  
Social Science Elective/3 credits

     

C. Major Requirements.  54 credits.
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I/4 credits  
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II/4 credits  
CHEM 232 Quantitative Analyses/4 credits  
CHEM 305  Organic Chemistry I/4 credits  
CHEM 306 Organic Chemistry II/4 credits  
CHEM 351 Instrumental Analysis I/4 credits  
CHEM 352 Instrumental Analysis II/4 credits  
CHEM 381 Chemical Laborary Problem Solving/2 credits  
CHEM 400 Physical Chemistry/3 credits
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry/3 credits  
CHEM 461 Chemistry Seminar/1 credit  
MATH 262 Differential and Integral Calculus/5 credits
PHYS 102   General Physics/4 credits
Choose three credits from the following:
CHEM 496 Research Projects in Chemistry/1-4 credits  
CHEM 498 Honors Research in Chemistry/3 credits  
CHEM 499 Honors Research in Chemistry/3 credits  
Choose three credits from the following:
CHEM 371 Advanced Organic Chemistry/3 credits  
CHEM 372 Environmental Chemistry/3 credits
CHEM 373 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry/3 credits  
CHEM 374 Laboratory Safety/2 credits  
CHEM 375 Polymer Chemistry/3 credits  
Chemistry electives/3 credits

Grades below C- are not accepted for the professional degree.

D.   General Electives for professional chemistry majors: 25 credits

       Courses from the following list are approved electives for chemistry if taken at or above the 300 level: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Computer Science, Modern Languages and English. Other courses at the 300 level or above may be approved by the academic advisor or major's department chair.  

E.   Total credits required for B.S. in Professional Chemistry   - 120  

CHEMISTRY MINOR  

Students interested in pursuing a chemistry minor should contact the director of the chemistry program. Grades below C- are not accepted for the minor. The minor must include:  

                8 semester hours general chemistry
                8 semester hours organic chemistry
                4 semester hours analytical chemistry
                4 semester hours physical chemistry
               
                TOTAL/24 hours

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