Program Learning Objectives
- Demonstrate knowledge of chemistry in four of the five traditional subdisciplines1 (Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical)
- Obtain, evaluate, and use information from the scientific literature
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in genres appropriate to the discipline
- Ask questions, design experiments, and interpret results
- Demonstrate safety consciousness and safe work habits
- Work productively while exhibiting high ethical standards, both as an individual and as team member
1At the conclusion of a foundation course, a student should have mastered the vocabulary, concepts, and skills required to pursue in-depth study in that area.
2 Materials for the safe operation of the Laboratories may be found here.
Requirements for Major
At least 40 credits including:
CHEM-210 / 211 General Chemistry (4 cr. ea)
CHEM-321* / 322 Organic Chemistry (4 cr. ea)
CHEM-330 Writing in Chemistry (4 cr.)
CHEM-335* Quantitative Analysis (4 cr.)
CHEM-340 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4 cr.)
CHEM-361* / 362 Physical Chemistry (4 cr. ea)
(Total of 36 cr.)
And the remaining from:
CHEM-350* / 351 Inorganic Chemistry (4 cr. ea)
CHEM-370 Advanced Topics IN Chemistry (4 cr.)
CHEM-381 Research in Molecular and Advanced Materials (3 cr.)
CHEM-382 Research in Basic and Applied Quantum Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM-383 Research in Basic and Applied Nanotechnology (3 cr.)
CHEM-440* Biochemistry (4 cr.)
CHEM-480 Independent Study (1 to 5 cr.)
CHEM-490 Research or Thesis (2 to 5 cr.)
Full descriptions of courses. Foundational courses (denoted with *) provide the vocabulary, concepts, and skills required to pursue in-depth study in that area.
PHYS-210 Introduction to Mechanics
PHYS-211 Introduction to Electromagnetism
MATH-170 Calculus I
MATH-175 Calculus II
MATH-200 Vector Calculus (recommended)
MATH-210 Ordinary Differentrial Equations (recommended)
Requirements for Minor
20 credits, including 210, 211, 321, 322, and at least 4 additional credits in the department from courses numbered 335 or higher.
Requirements for Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure in Chemistry
Complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program and the State of Oregon licensure requirements. In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later then his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.
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