2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

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Chemistry

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Majors

Applied Chemistry Major

Biochemistry Major

Chemistry Major

Minors

Applied Chemistry Minor

Physical Chemistry Minor

Pre-Professional Programs

Pharmacy

The Department of Chemistry provides a solid foundation in the basic areas of chemistry (analytical, organic, inorganic, physical and biochemical) for a student preparing for graduate or professional school, an industrial career or a career in chemical education. Chemistry students have numerous laboratory experiences as well as the possibility of participating in a senior research project. In addition, seniors often have the opportunity to present their work at the undergraduate research symposium sponsored by the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society.
 
The departmental curriculum is intended to foster an increasing sense of independence in the student. Students build a firm understanding of chemical principles in general chemistry (first year) and organic chemistry (second year). In the junior and senior years, students take classes from each member of the department who specialize in different areas of chemistry, resulting in chemistry graduates who are well-prepared for graduate school or an industrial career in the sciences.
 
The pre-professional program in pharmacy is designed for students who may be interested in attending pharmacy school after graduation. Students complete a rigorous schedule of chemistry, biology and general education courses in order to satisfy the requirements of various pharmacy schools. Students generally apply to pharmacy schools after their third or fourth year at Bridgewater. Interested students should contact the chair of the Department of Chemistry.

Applied Chemistry Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of 40-42 credit hours including the following courses:

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry II & Spectroscopy

CHEM-370 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM-380 Instrumental Analysis

CHEM-415 Physical Chemistry I

MATH-130 Survey of Calculus

-or-

MATH-131 Calculus I

MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics

BIOL/CHEM-355 Biochemistry I

-or-

BIOL/CHEM-356 Biochemistry I With Lab

One additional CHEM course selected from the following :

CHEM/ENVR-320 Analytical Environmental Chemistry

CHEM-350 Introduction to Quantum and Statistical Mechanics

CHEM-360 Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM-365 Computational Chemistry

CHEM-425 Physical Chemistry II

CHEM-427 Physical Chemistry of Solutions with Laboratory

CHEM-435 Advanced Physical Chemistry

CHEM/BIOL-455 Biochemistry II

Biochemistry Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of 49-50 credit hours including the following courses:

BIOL-110 Principles of Biology I

BIOL-111 Principles of Biology II

BIOL-325 Molecular Biology of the Cell

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM-306 Organic Chemistry II

-or-

CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry II & Spectroscopy

CHEM-380 Instrumental Analysis

CHEM-415 Physical Chemistry I

BIOL/CHEM-356 Biochemistry I With Lab

BIOL/CHEM-455 Biochemistry II

MATH-130 Survey of Calculus

-or-

MATH-131 Calculus I

PHYS-218 College Physics I

-or-

PHYS-221 General Physics I

Students may not double major in biochemistry and biology, chemistry or applied chemistry.

Students may not major in biochemistry and minor in biology, physical chemistry or applied chemistry.

Chemistry Major

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of 53-54 credit hours including the following courses:

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry II & Spectroscopy

CHEM-370 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM-380 Instrumental Analysis

CHEM-415 Physical Chemistry I

CHEM-427 Physical Chemistry of Solutions with Laboratory

CHEM-451 Advanced Chemical Techniques I

CHEM-452 Advanced Chemical Techniques II

-or-

CHEM-499 Honors Project

MATH-131 Calculus I

MATH-132 Calculus II

PHYS-221 General Physics I

PHYS-222 General Physics II

One additional CHEM course selected from the following :

CHEM-350 Introduction to Quantum and Statistical Mechanics

BIOL/CHEM-355 Biochemistry I

-or-

BIOL/CHEM-356 Biochemistry I With Lab

CHEM-360 Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM-365 Computational Chemistry

CHEM-435 Advanced Physical Chemistry

CHEM/BIOL-455 Biochemistry II

Applied Chemistry Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 28–32 credit hours including the following courses:

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM-306 Organic Chemistry II

-or-

CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry II & Spectroscopy

MATH-130 Survey of Calculus

-or-

MATH-131 Calculus I

And three additional CHEM courses selected from the following :

CHEM-320 Analytical Environmental Chemistry

CHEM-350 Introduction to Quantum and Statistical Mechanics

CHEM/BIOL-355 Biochemistry I

-or-

CHEM/BIOL-356 Biochemistry I With Lab

CHEM-360 Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM-365 Computational Chemistry

CHEM-370 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM-380 Instrumental Analysis

CHEM-425 Physical Chemistry II

CHEM-427 Physical Chemistry of Solutions with Laboratory

CHEM-435 Advanced Physical Chemistry

CHEM/BIOL-455 Biochemistry II

Physical Chemistry Minor

Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 32 credit hours including the following courses:

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM-415 Physical Chemistry I

CHEM-425 Physical Chemistry II

MATH-131 Calculus I

MATH-132 Calculus II

PHYS-221 General Physics I

PHYS-222 General Physics II

General Education Requirement

The following courses satisfy Bridgewater College’s general education requirement for natural and physical sciences:

CHEM-102 Earth and its Environment

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

GEOL-130 Physical Geology

Chemistry Course Prerequisites

MATH-110 or MATH-118 is a prerequisite for CHEM-125.
MATH-110 is a prerequisite for any CHEM course numbered above 125.
MATH-130 or MATH-131 is a prerequisite for all CHEM courses numbered 350 or above.

Courses

CHEM-100 Murder They Wrote

CHEM-102 Earth and its Environment

CHEM-110 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

CHEM-121 Energy & the Environment

CHEM-122 Science & Pseudoscience

CHEM-125 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

CHEM-250 Fundamental Organic Chemistry

CHEM-270 Chemistry of the Environment

CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM-306 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM-308 Organic Spectroscopy

CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry II & Spectroscopy

CHEM-320 Analytical Environmental Chemistry

CHEM-350 Introduction to Quantum and Statistical Mechanics

CHEM-355 Biochemistry I

CHEM-356 Biochemistry I With Lab

CHEM-360 Advanced Organic Chemistry

CHEM-365 Computational Chemistry

CHEM-370 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM-380 Instrumental Analysis

CHEM-415 Physical Chemistry I

CHEM-425 Physical Chemistry II

CHEM-427 Physical Chemistry of Solutions with Laboratory

CHEM-435 Advanced Physical Chemistry

CHEM-450 Special Topics

CHEM-451 Advanced Chemical Techniques I

CHEM-452 Advanced Chemical Techniques II

CHEM-455 Biochemistry II

CHEM-461 Independent Laboratory Research

CHEM-462 Independent Laboratory Research

CHEM-480 Internship

CHEM-490 Independent Study

CHEM-491 Research

CHEM-499 Honors Project

GEOL-130 Physical Geology

GEOL-330 Soil and Hydrogeology