Chemistry

Area of Scientific Learning

Updated Fall 2013

The chemistry major supports the following goals of Milligan College:

The chemistry curriculum is designed for the student planning a career in industry, research, engineering, teaching, or the biomedical sciences. It also contributes to the ability to apply chemical principles to daily life.

The chemistry curriculum is designed for the student planning a career in industry, research, engineering, teaching, or the biomedical sciences. It also contributes to the ability to apply chemical principles to daily life.

Graduates with a major in chemistry are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in laboratory practices and instrumental techniques;
  2. Be capable of interpreting, evaluating, and clearly communicating scientific information in the verbal format, written format, and using computer-based technology;
  3. Be familiar with the foundational knowledge presented in physics and mathematics; and
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in three or more of the four major branches of chemistry (inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical).

Pre-requirements for paramedical and professional programs and graduate school vary depending on the program and the institution. Students must check the pre-requirements for admission to the programs they are interested in applying to and, with the help of their adviser, adjust their course of study so that the institution’s pre-requirements are met.. It is strongly recommended that students meet with a science adviser to plan their course of study so that they sequence courses to complete the major in a timely and fitting way.

Chemistry major – B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students interested in chemistry but desiring a broad choice of electives not in the sciences.

Required courses in the major:

The following general education requirements are fulfilled in the major:

Total number of required hours: 36

To earn a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete 128 semester hours in courses with course numbers at the 100 level or above. In addition to courses in the major (and minor, if chosen), student must complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree as described on Pages 41-43 of the 2013-14 catalog. The B.A. degree requires foreign language through the intermediate level.

Chemistry major – B.S.

Required courses in the major:

The following general education requirements are fulfilled in the major:

Total number of required hours: 44

To earn a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete 128 semester hours in courses with course numbers at the 100 level or above. In addition to courses in the major (and minor, if chosen), student must complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree as described on Pages 41-43 of the 2013-14 catalog.

Senior Major Exam

The senior major exam, which is required of all baccalaureate degree-seeking students and evaluates the students in their major fields of study, is administered during the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students pursuing double majors must complete a majors exam in each major. The senior major exam for Chemistry is the Major Field Test. All Chemistry majors must complete this test prior to graduation.

Chemistry minor

Required courses in the minor:

The following general education requirements are fulfilled in the minor:

Total number of required hours: 20 or 21