Chemistry Major (M)
The goal of the Department of Physical Sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin is to develop competent scientists with a Christian worldview. The graduates of its programs will possess the current scientific knowledge and research/data interpretation skills so necessary for entering scientific or medical careers in industry, academia, or government. More importantly, they will be prepared to provide a Christian influence and ethical perspective to the debate on the science-related problems facing the world today.
Concordia offers a chemistry major that is certified by the American Chemical Society. This major includes 46 credits of chemistry and 16 credits of supplementary coursework (physics and mathematics).
The chemistry faculty has determined that chemistry students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply fundamental chemical concepts;
- Use common laboratory procedures and equipment, often as a member of a team, to gather meaningful data;
- Analyze and interpret data to arrive at appropriate conclusions;
- Apply principles of laboratory safety and chemical hygiene;
- Perform undergraduate research and conduct effective searches of the chemical literature;
- Communicate and summarize scientific information effectively and accurately in both oral and written form;
- Act ethically and responsibly, demonstrating an understanding of the role chemistry plays in societal issues; and
- Recognize that, though our scientific understanding of the universe continues to change, God’s truth does not, for His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).
|Core Requirements 1||45|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
A student seeking a degree in chemistry must take:
|Required Core Courses|
|General Chemistry I (Lab Science - 4 credits)|
|Calculus I (Mathematics - 4 credits)|
|CHEM 142||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 241||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 242||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 225||Analytical Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 235||Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 341||Physical Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 342||Physical Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 490||Chemistry Senior Seminar (1 credit per semester )||2|
|MATH 202||Calculus II||4|
|PHYS 171||University Physics I||4|
|PHYS 172||University Physics II||4|
|Select at least 8 credits of the following||8|
|Chemistry Internship (1-4 credits)|
|Advanced Biochemistry (4 credits)|
|Advanced Organic Chemistry (4 credits)|
|Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4 credits)|
|Instrumental Analysis (4 credits)|
|Undergraduate Research (up to 4 credits, 1-4 credits per semester )|
With approval from the Physical Sciences Department on an individual basis, a student may use a 4 credit upper-level biology or physics course in place of one of the courses listed here.