Optional Prerequisite Courses:
SCI101 Introduction to Physical Sciences A: This is part one of two introductory courses designed to allow students to explore the basic concepts of physical science. Students will be introduced to the history and nature of science. The course includes an introduction to the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science.
SCI102 Introduction to Physical Sciences B: This is part two of two introductory courses designed to allow students to explore the basic concepts of physical science. Students will be introduced to the history and nature of science. The course delves more deeply into the fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science.
MAT120 Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry: Topics include absolute value equations and inequalities; solving systems of linear equations using determinants; review of rational exponents, radical expressions and complex numbers; quadratic equations and inequalities; solving equations reducible to quadratic form; quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and applications; graphs of functions; algebra of functions; inverse functions; conic sections; nonlinear systems of equations and inequalities; right triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions and the unit circle. MAT120 is not open to students with credit in MAT140 or higher.
MAT140 Pre-Calculus: Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses. This course is generally taken in preparation for Calculus but may be taken by other students who desire a more in-depth study of mathematics. MAT140 is not open for credit to students who have credit in MAT201 or higher.
CHE201 General Chemistry A: Principles governing chemical change in relation to the atomicity of matter, atomic structure and the periodic system of the elements.
CHE202 General Chemistry B: Kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibria and electrochemistry.
CHE231 Physical Chemistry A: Study of ideal and real gases, kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, phase and chemical equilibrium, surface chemistry.
CHE232 Physical Chemistry B: Study of chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, electrolytic equilibria, quantum chemistry, molecular structure; spectroscopy.
MAT201 Calculus A: Single-variable calculus: limits, continuity, derivatives, extrema and other applications, mean value theorem, integrals, fundamental theorem of calculus.
MAT202 Calculus B: A continuation of Calculus I. Techniques of integration, applications of the integral, infinite sequences and series, parametric equations, polar coordinates, separable differential equations.
PHY201 General Physics A: Basic principles of mechanics, wave motion, and thermodynamics using vector analysis and calculus. Primarily for students majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics, and chemistry.
PHY202 General Physics B: Basic principles of electricity, magnetism, and optics using vector analysis and calculus. Primarily for students majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics, and chemistry.
CHE303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry: Gravimetric, volumetric, and elementary instrumental analysis. Application of statistics to analytical chemistry.
CHE311 Inorganic Chemistry A: The chemistry of the full periodic table will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on modern techniques, theories, and applications.
CHE312 Inorganic Chemistry B: Advanced applications of the Inorganic Chemistry topics learned in CHE311.
CHE321 Organic Chemistry A: Structural theory and its application to the study of the properties of carbon compounds.
CHE322 Organic Chemistry B: Continuation of Organic Chemistry I.
CHE340 Introduction to Chemical Literature:
Methods used to search and access chemical literature. Topics include primary and secondary resources, online databases, and the development of technical writing skills.
MAT341 Applied Mathematics I: For mathematicians, scientists and engineers. Topics include partial derivatives, ordinary differential equations, infinite series, and matrix algebra. Some majors will also require MAT342 Applied Mathematics II.
CHE403 Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Advanced applications of the Analytical Chemistry topics learned in CHE303.
CHE407 Instrumental Techniques: An in-depth familiarization with the modern instruments and techniques used in chemistry.
CHE423 Advanced Physical Chemistry: Study of chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, electrolytic equilibria, quantum chemistry, molecular structure; spectroscopy.
BCM461 Biochemistry A: Examination of the chemistry of cellular constituents, especially biopolymers and how the structure of these macromolecules effects their function.
Two 400-level Chemistry courses approved by the Chair: These options will vary by semester, dependent on student interest and available faculty. Consult with your advisor or the Chemistry chairperson to determine availability and course descriptions.
Two 400-level Science department course approved by the Chair: Consult with your advisor or the Chemistry chairperson to determine availability and course descriptions.
CHE498 Senior Research in Chemistry: Student undertakes a program of research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The research topic will be determined in part by the student’s interests and prior academic successes.
Reference: Most of this information was copied from State University of New York College at New Paltz’ website. http://www.newpaltz.edu/ugc/ucourses.html Some course numbers and course sequence sections were changed to fit the adaptation of an online chemistry major that I developed.