CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY PROGRAM

Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Website: http://chemistry.bard.edu

Updated August 23, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Swapan Jain (director)

2.     Craig Anderson

3.     Christopher LaFratta

4.     Emily McLaughlin

5.     Justin Foy

 

 

Chemistry Program Requirements

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     CHEM 141 Basic Principles of Chemistry I (usually taught in the fall)

2.     CHEM 142 Basic Principles of Chemistry II (usually taught in the spring)

3.     MATH 141 Calculus I

4.     MATH 142 Calculus II

5.     PHYS 141 Introduction to Physics I

6.     PHYS 142 Introduction to Physics II

7.     CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I (usually taught in the fall)

8.     CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II (usually taught in the spring)

 

Students with AP scores of 4 or 5 may choose to place out of CHEM 141 and/or CHEM 142 with the permission of the instructor.

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

9.     CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry

10.   CHEM 350 Laboratory Concepts: Analytical and Physical Techniques

11.   CHEM 360 Laboratory Concepts and Techniques: Synthesis

12.   The final required courses come from a choice of either Biochemistry (Chemistry 390) and one selection of our 400-level offerings or two of our 400-level or higher offerings.  400-level courses are seminar style and focus on the recent primary literature..

13.   Senior Project I

14.   Senior Project II

 

This list of courses is a minimum; students regularly take more chemistry courses than required. The Chemistry Program is flexible enough to allow a student to prepare for graduate study in chemistry, professional schools (such as medical or law), or employment in the public or private sector.

  

Sample Program of Study:

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

 

CHEM 141

MATH 141

 

FYSEM I

 

CHEM 142

MATH 142

 

FYSEM II

 

CHEM 201

PHYS 141

 

 

 

CHEM 202

PHYS 142

 

Moderation

 

CHEM 311

CHEM 360

 

 

CHEM 350

  CHEM 400

elective

 

Sr. Project I

CHEM 400

elective

 

 

Sr. Project II

 

 

 

 Optional Biochemistry Plan of Study (Moderation Requirements are the same as Chemistry)

 

A.     Chemistry Courses

 

1.     CHEM 141 Chemistry I (waived with AP/IB credits)

2.     CHEM 142 Chemistry II (waived with AP/IB credits)

3.     CHEM 201 Organic I

4.     CHEM 202 Organic II

5.     CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry

6.     CHEM 312 Inorganic Chemistry

7.     CHEM 350 Analytical and Physical Techniques

8.     CHEM 360 Advanced Synthesis

9.     CHEM 390 Biochemistry

 

B.    Two Biology laboratory elective courses from the following list

(Only one can be taken at the 1xx level)

 

Environmental Microbiology (1xx) Food Microbiology (1xx)

Case Studies in Medical Biology (1xx) From Genes to Traits (1xx)

Introduction to Neurobiology (1xx) Genetics and Evolution (2xx)

Biostatistics (2xx) Metagenomics (3xx)

Microbiology (3xx) Molecular Biology (3xx)

Cellular Neuroscience (3xx)

 

C.    One 400-level Chemistry elective from the following:

 

Advanced Organic Synthesis Organometallics

Advanced Topics in Biochemistry Nanochemistry

 

D.    Co-curricular requirements in Mathematics and Physics:

 

Mathematics: up to Calculus II (can be satisfied with AP/IB or Q-test)

Physics: up to Physics II (can be satisfied using AP/IB credits)

 

E.     Senior Project