Jun 20, 2024  
Archived-Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year 
    
Archived-Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.)


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HEGIS Codes: 1905.01

All students graduating with a degree in chemistry complete a set of core requirements and choose one of the following tracks, depending on the students’ career interests:

General-Education
Professional Chemistry
Chemistry for Health Sciences
Medicinal Plant Chemistry

Total Credits Required to Complete Core Requirements: 26.0


Tracks:


General-Education Track:


The General Chemistry option is designed for students desiring a career in chemistry without a graduate degree. This track ensures that students cover many topics within chemistry in addition to providing flexibility with the general education requirements and allows students to double major in a non-science discipline easily and is also for students interested in Adolescence Education: Chemistry.

Elective:


  • Upper level CHE elective (CHE 3XXX) credits: 3.0-4.0

Total Credits Required for General-Education Track: 23.0-24.0


Total Credits Required to Complete Major With General-Education Track: 49.0-50.0


Professional Chemistry Track:


The Professional Chemistry Track is designed for students interested in attending graduate school in chemistry. This track provides students with a strong foundation in organic, analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistries and will prepare students to enter masters or doctoral programs in many fields of chemistry.

Elective:


  • Upper level CHE elective (CHE 3XXX) credits: 3.0-4.0

Total Credits Required for Professional Chemistry Track: 33.0-34.0


Total Credits Required to Complete Major With Professional Chemistry Track: 59.0-60.0


Chemistry for Health Sciences Track:


The Chemistry for Health Sciences Track is for students who intend to become health care professionals (physicians, dentists, veterinarians, etc.). After successful completion, the student will have obtained the content and skills needed for the transition to professional school in the medical field. Students should check with the graduate programs to which they are applying for a list of current pre-requisites, and the track is designed to contain courses, such as calculus and physics, that are currently required for professional health programs. Consultation with the Pre-Health Professions Advisor is strongly recommended.

Elective:


  • Upper level CHE elective (CHE 3XXX) credits: 3.0-4.0

Total credits required for Chemistry for Health Sciences Track: 40.0-41.0


Total Credits Required to Complete Major With Chemistry for Health Sciences Track: 66.0-67.0


Medicinal Plant Chemistry Track:


The Medicinal Plant Chemistry Track is designed for students interested in the analysis of plants for medicinal and food applications. With the rise of herbal supplements, craft breweries, and wineries, the medicinal plant chemistry track provides students with a strong background in plant biology and applications of medicinal chemistry and instrumental analysis to products derived from plants. Extraction and analysis techniques facilitate student success in industry, graduate school, and research.

Elective:


  • Upper level CHE elective (CHE 3XXX) credits: 3.0-4.0

Total Credits Required for Medicinal Plant Chemistry Track 43.0-44.0


Total Credits Required to Complete Major With Chemistry for Medicinal Plant Chemistry Track: 69.0-70.0


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