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Courses of special interest:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Chemistry in Society
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analytical Chemistry

Catalog 2013-2014

Hands-on research and independent problem solving are the best ways for students to learn science and prepare for productive intellectual lives. Transylvania professors hold degrees from leading universities, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Brown, and Texas A&M, and they encourage students to participate in their research. Our organic chemistry and physical chemistry labs include semester-long independent projects.

All students have the opportunity to use modern instruments in our laboratories, including a 300MHz high field NMR, FT-IR, UV/Visible, GC/Mass, Raman and fluorescent spectrometers, HPLC and gas chromatography, and electrophoresis equipment. These experiences provide opportunities for students to ask and answer questions on the cutting edge of chemical research.

Chemistry Major/Minor Patterns
Major
14 1/2 course units, including:
CHEM 1055 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1065 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2165 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3014 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3115 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 3155 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 3165 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 4442 Senior Seminar in Chemistry

1 additional 3000-level chemistry course

Allied courses:
MATH 1304 Calculus I
MATH 1324 Calculus II
MATH 2144 Calculus III
PHYS 2115 University Physics I
PHYS 2125 University Physics II

To become certified to teach chemistry, students must complete the following:
Teaching Chemistry major
Education minor (see Education)
Minor
6 course units, including:
CHEM 1055 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1065 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2165 Organic Chemistry II

2 additional 3000-level chemistry courses
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