Chemistry Secondary Emphasis

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Many students are interested in chemistry, and share this interest with similar interest in other related areas. Some of these students declare a "Secondary Emphasis" in chemistry.

The department sets secondary emphasis course requirements.  List course requirements below:

  • Minimum of 22 credits of coursework with a CH designation
  • At least three of the credits have to be at the 300 or 400 level
  • At least three of the credits cannot be counted as part of another POE
  • At least three out of five of the sub-disciplines of chemistry must be represented beyond the level of the introductory ICP courses (CH 142, 143, 144, and 145). These areas include analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry plus biochemistry

An example of Secondary Emphasis coursework for an Environmental Science POE (representative only - other combinations are possible)

Course Number
CH 142 Integrated Chemical Concepts I (ICP I)
CH 143 Integrated Chemical Concepts Lab I
CH 144 Integrated Chemical Concepts II (ICP II)
CH 145 Integrated Chemical Concepts Lab II
CH 242 Integrated Chemistry: Organic (ICO)
CH 243 Integrated Chemistry: Organic Lab 1
CH 252 Analytical Chemistry 4
CH 342 Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry (ICB) 3
CH 372 Instrumental Methods 3
  TOTAL 22