Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing


Updated August 9, 2018



Advising Faculty


1.     Swapan Jain (director)

2.     Craig Anderson

3.     Elizabeth Crew

4.     Jessica Geer

5.     Christopher LaFratta

6.     Emily McLaughlin

7.     Atahualpa Pinto



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 312 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

11.   CHEM 350 Laboratory Concepts: Analytical and Physical Techniques

12.   CHEM 360 Laboratory Concepts and Techniques: Synthesis

13.   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..

14.   Senior Project I

15.   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










CHEM 141

MATH 141




CHEM 142

MATH 142




CHEM 201

PHYS 141




CHEM 202

PHYS 142




CHEM 311

CHEM 360



CHEM 350

CHEM 312


Sr. Project I

CHEM 400




Sr. Project II

CHEM 400









 Optional Biochemistry Plan of Study


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