Chemistry

Every material in the universe is made up of matter – chemists break things down to the simplest of forms.

At Emmanuel, you will study and research in a lab, but you will impact everything beyond it. Our distinguished faculty prepares students for the careers of the 21st century, engaging them in a rigorous academic curriculum, opening doors through faculty-student research collaborations and encouraging the pursuit of advanced research and internship opportunities.

Major Requirements

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Requirements for B.S. in Chemistry

  • CHEM1101 Principles of Chemistry I and
  • CHEM1102 Principles of Chemistry II or
  • CHEM1103 Chemical Perspectives
  • CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM2104 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM3105 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM3106 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM4160 Senior Seminar
  • MATH1111 Calculus I
  • MATH1112 Calculus II
  • PHYS2201 General Physics I (Calculus based)
  • PHYS2202 General Physics II (Calculus based)
  • Three electives selected from upper-level chemistry courses, except INT3211, CHEM4178, CHEM4194-4195

Minor Requirements

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Requirements for Minor in Chemistry

  • CHEM1101 Principles of Chemistry I and
  • CHEM1102 Principles of Chemistry II or
  • CHEM1103 Chemical Perspectives
  • CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II or
  • CHEM2104 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM3105 Physical Chemistry I or
  • CHEM3106 Physical Chemistry II
  • One upper-level chemistry course

Learning Goals & Outcomes

At the completion of the Chemistry degree the student will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the sub-disciplines of chemistry including biochemistry, inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry.
  • Develop testable chemical hypotheses, design and execute experiments to test the hypotheses, analyze the data, and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Effectively communicate chemical knowledge and research to general and specialized audiences.
  • Execute chemical literature searches to assess experimental design, results, and conclusions in scientific scholarly articles.
  • Utilize laboratory skills of experimental design, chemical synthesis, purification, data and error analysis, and computational analysis with full regard to safe laboratory practices.
  • Follow a high standard of ethics in regard to the scientific method.