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2018-2019 Academic Catalog | Chemistry/Biochemistry (B.S.) – CAS

Chemistry and Biochemistry Program (B.S.)

 

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Description

The Chemistry/Biochemistry Program gives students a solid foundation in analytical, organic, and physical chemistry, and emphasizes the central roles that chemistry plays in biology and the global environment. The biochemistry major provides additional insight into the relationship of chemistry to living organisms. Throughout the programs in chemistry and biochemistry, students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in fields in which women are still underrepresented, and they gain the opportunity to explore options such as graduate school, medical school, or employment in the industrial and non-profit sectors.

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may elect to pursue a B.S. degree in chemistry or biochemistry or a minor in either field.

All students should note that MATH 123 (can be taken concurrently) or MATH 108 is a pre-requisite for CHEM 111, the Fundamentals of Chemistry course.

Students who elect to major in biochemistry may not minor in either biology or chemistry.

Major Requirements

Chemistry

ALL of the following chemistry courses:

CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 350 Forensic Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 351 Forensic Instrumental Analysis Lab

ALL of the following mathematics and physics courses:

MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II

ALL of the following program seminar courses:

NSCM 101 Mentor Moment 1
NSCM 102 Mentor Moment 2
NSCM 103 Mentor Moment 3
NSCM 104 Mentor Moment 4
NSCM 498 STEM Experiential Learning Experience
NSCM 499 Divisional Seminar

Electives
Choose as many as needed to reach at least 7 credits. One course should be CHEM:

BIOL 220 Introductory Forensic Science
BIOL 224 Intro to Biochemistry
BIOL 444 Molecular Biochemistry of the Cell
CHEM 431 Molecular Biochemistry I*
CHEM 432 Molecular Biochemistry II*
CHEM 225 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 331 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 332 Chemical Analysis

* No longer offered after Fall 2020

Other recommended courses:

MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 325 Multi-Variable Calculus

Biochemistry

ALL of the following biology courses:

BIOL 114 Cell Biology
BIOL 223 Genomics & Evolution
BIOL 224 Intro to Biochemistry
BIOL 444 Molecular Biochemistry of the Cell

ALL of the following chemistry courses:

CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 432 Molecular Biochemistry II

ALL of the following mathematics and physics courses:

MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II

ALL of the following program seminar courses:

NSCM 101 Mentor Moment 1
NSCM 102 Mentor Moment 2
NSCM 103 Mentor Moment 3
NSCM 104 Mentor Moment 4
NSCM 498 STEM Experiential Learning Experience
NSCM 499 Divisional Seminar

Other recommended courses:

MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 325 Multi-Variable Calculus

Minor Requirements

Chemistry

ALL of the following courses:

CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

SEVEN additional credits in chemistry above the 100-level

Biochemistry

ALL of the following courses:
BIOL 114 Cell Biology
BIOL 223 Genomics & Evolution
BIOL 224 Intro to Biochemistry
BIOL 444 Molecular Biochemistry of the Cell
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 432 Molecular Biochemistry II

Program Policies

Advanced Placement: A grade of 4 or 5 on the Chemistry AP exam will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 111.

CLEP Policy: A satisfactory score on the CLEP exam in general chemistry will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 111.

Grades in Major Courses: Students are required to earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major or permission of the program chair.

Pass/No Pass: The pass/no pass option is not acceptable for courses taken to fulfill major or minor requirements.

Senior Assessment The senior assessment in chemistry or biochemistry consists of a written report and oral presentation.

TELL Policy: Because of the importance of the laboratory experience, TELL credits may not be applied toward the chemistry major.

Transfer Credits: All chemistry and biochemistry majors are required to complete successfully a minimum of 15 credits in chemistry at Trinity College. With the approval of the program chair, courses in biology or other relevant areas of study offered at Trinity may be used to satisfy the 15 credit requirement. All chemistry/biochemistry majors must take NSCM 499 Divisional Seminar at Trinity (NSCM 499 may count toward the 15 credit hours taken at Trinity).

Course Descriptions

BIOL 114 Cell Biology
BIOL 220 Introductory Forensic Science
BIOL 223 Genomics & Evolution
BIOL 224 Intro to Biochemistry
BIOL 444 Molecular Biochemistry of the Cell
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 225 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 225 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 331 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 332 Chemical Analysis
CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 350 Forensic Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 351 Forensic Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHEM 431 Molecular Biochemistry I
CHEM 432 Molecular Biochemistry II
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 225 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
MATH 301 Linear Algebra
MATH 325 Multi-Variable Calculus
NSCM 101 Mentor Moment 1
NSCM 102 Mentor Moment 2
NSCM 103 Mentor Moment 3
NSCM 104 Mentor Moment 4
NSCM 498 STEM Experiential Learning Experience
NSCM 499 Divisional Seminar
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II

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