This is an American Chemical Society certified major.
Major in Chemistry (B.S.)
Choose one of the following:4-8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Or
Accelerated General Chemistry
and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab
CHE 200Laboratory Safety and Chemical Hygiene1
CHE 224
CHE 225
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
CHE 226
CHE 227
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
CHE 312
CHE 313
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHE 320
CHE 321
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHE 344
CHE 345
Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics
and Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics Lab
4
CHE 348
CHE 349
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
and Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Lab
4
CHE 364
CHE 365
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
4
CHE 388
CHE 389
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
4
CHE 395Chemistry Seminar: Research and Professional Development1
CHE 490Chemistry Seminar: Research2
CHE 494Chemistry Seminar: Research Presentation1
Electives from 300- or 400-level chemistry courses6
MAT 124MCalculus 14
MAT 125Calculus 24
MAT 222Differential Equations3
or MAT 223 Multivariable Calculus
PHY 292
PHY 292D
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PHY 296
PHY 297
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
Major *66-70
General Education49-50
Electives2-7
Total Credits122

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B.S. in Chemistry 2018-2019: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 113
CHE 113D
1 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab
4GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4CHE 214
CHE 215
(or elective if CHE208/208D was taken in fall)1 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
OR  MAT 125 Calculus 24
Accelerated General Chemistry and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab CHE 200 Laboratory Safety and Chemical Hygiene1
MAT 124M Calculus 14 BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3  
 15 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 224
CHE 225
Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4Elective 3CHE 226
CHE 227
Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
MAT 222 or 223 Differential Equations3 PHY 296
PHY 297
General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
PHY 292
PHY 292D
General Physics I and General Physics I Lab
4 THE 201 Christian Theology3
Second Language (S) course2 4 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
 15 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 395 Chemistry Seminar: Research and Professional Development1Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3CHE 312
CHE 313
Quantitative Analysis and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHE 344
CHE 345
Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics Lab
4 CHE 348
CHE 349
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Lab
4
Chemistry Elective 4 CHE 490 Chemistry Seminar: Research2
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 15 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 320
CHE 321
Instrumental Analysis and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4Interim Off 0CHE 364
CHE 365
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
4
CHE 388
CHE 389
Biochemistry I and Biochemistry I Lab
4 CHE 494 Chemistry Seminar: Research Presentation1
Cross-cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Chemistry Elective 4
Electives 4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
  Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
 12-15 0 12-15
Total Credits 122-128

This program assumes that a student will use CHE 113/CHE 113D and MAT 124M to meet the general education Laboratory Science and Mathematics requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.S. in Chemistry 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 113
CHE 113D
1 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry I Lab
4GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4CHE 214
CHE 215
(or elective if CHE208/208D was taken in fall)1 General Chemistry IIGeneral Chemistry II Lab
4
OR  MAT 125 Calculus 24
Accelerated General Chemistry and Accelerated General Chemistry Lab GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
MAT 124M Calculus 14 Second Language (S) course2 4
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3  
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4  
 15 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 224
CHE 225
Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4World Cultures (U) course 3BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3
MAT 222 or 223 Differential Equations3 CHE 200 Laboratory Safety and Chemical Hygiene1
PHY 292
PHY 292D
General Physics I and General Physics I Lab
4 CHE 226
CHE 227
Organic Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 PHY 296
PHY 297
General Physics II and General Physics II Lab
4
  Second Language (S) course2 4
 15 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 344
CHE 345
Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics Lab
4Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3CHE 312
CHE 313
Quantitative Analysis and Quantitative Analysis Lab
4
CHE 395 Chemistry Seminar: Research and Professional Development1 CHE 348
CHE 349
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Lab
4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 CHE 490 Chemistry Seminar: Research2
Electives 8 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 16 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
CHE 320
CHE 321
Instrumental Analysis and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4Interim Off CHE 364
CHE 365
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
4
CHE 388
CHE 389
Biochemistry I and Biochemistry I Lab
4 CHE 494 Chemistry Seminar: Research Presentation1
Chemistry Elective 4 Chemistry Elective 4
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
  Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
 12-15 0 12-15
Total Credits 126-132

This program assumes that a student will use CHE 113/CHE 113D and MAT 124M to meet the general education Laboratory Science and Mathematics requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

CHE 101 • Introduction to Chemistry 3 Credits.

Overview of atoms–their composition, their ability to form bonds, and their ability to interact as molecules. Designed for nursing and allied health fields.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 101D is required. Offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 101D • Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 101.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 101 is required. Offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 107 • Modern Alchemy: Chemistry for Non-Scientists 3 Credits.

The chemical world including, for example, food, agriculture, household chemicals, plastics, drugs, environmental concerns, and energy production. An overview of chemical concepts with an emphasis on applications of chemistry and their implications for society.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 107D is required. Offered: Interim.

CHE 107D • Modern Alchemy: Chemistry for Non-Scientists Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 107.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 107 is required. Offered: Interim.

CHE 113 • General Chemistry I 3 Credits.

Chemical properties and principles, structure and reactivity, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular theory, and states of matter. Laboratory includes application of these principles in exploring chemical properties and reactivity, and computer data collection and modeling.
Prerequisites: Two years of High school Math; High school Chemistry or consent of instructor. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 113D is required. Offered: Fall

CHE 113D • General Chemistry I Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 113.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 113 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 200 • Laboratory Safety and Chemical Hygiene 1 Credit.

High standards of safety and chemical hygiene make the science laboratory a safe, comfortable, interesting place to work. This course reviews the standards and federal/state guidelines pertaining to safety and hygiene in the laboratory.
Prerequisites: One year of High school Chemistry; one semester of college-level science. Offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 208 • Accelerated General Chemistry 3 Credits.

Chemical properties and principles, stoichiometry, structure, reactivity, atomic theory, states of matter, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Intended for science and engineering students who have a strong math background.
Prerequisites: MAT 124M (may be taken concurrently). Corequisites: Registration in CHE 208D is required. Offered: Fall. Special Notes: Meets the same requirements of CHE 113/113D and CHE 214/215.

CHE 208D • Accelerated General Chemistry Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 208.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 208 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 214 • General Chemistry II 3 Credits.

Study of solutions, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, solution equilibria, acids and bases, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
Prerequisites: CHE 113/113D. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 215 is required. Offered: Spring

CHE 215 • General Chemistry II Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 214.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 214 is required. Offered: Spring.

CHE 224 • Organic Chemistry I 3 Credits.

Structure, classification, and function of organic compounds; bonding theory, stereochemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, energy relations, and spectroscopy.
Prerequisites: CHE 214/215 or CHE 208/208D. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 225 is required. Offered: Fall

CHE 225 • Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 224. Includes introduction to techniques of measurement, analysis, separation, synthesis, and purification of organic compounds.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 224 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 226 • Organic Chemistry II 3 Credits.

Mechanism and classification of organic reactions, particularly carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions involving carbonyl compounds. Mechanistic organic chemistry applied to polymers and biochemical pathways.
Prerequisites: CHE 224/225. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 227 is required. Offered: Spring

CHE 227 • Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 226. Laboratory includes synthesis, separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Offered:Spring.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 226 is required.

CHE 304 • Essentials of Biochemistry 3 Credits.

A survey of the structure, function, interactions, and chemical properties of the four major macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Examination of primary metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, regulation, and homeostasis.
Prerequisites: CHE 224/CHE 225; BIO 120/BIO 121. Not open to students who have taken BIO 388/BIO 389 or CHE 388/CHE 389. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 305 is required. Offered: Fall

CHE 305 • Essentials of Biochemistry Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 304.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 304 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 306 • Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 Credits.

Bonding, kinetics, mechanisms of reactions, stereochemistry, and structure determination of organic compounds.
Prerequisites: CHE 226/227; CHE 344/345. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 307 is required. Offered: Occasionally

CHE 307 • Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 306.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 306 is required. Offered: Occasionally.

CHE 312 • Quantitative Analysis 3 Credits.

Principles and practice of modern quantitative analysis. Acid-base and ionic equilibria. Statistics, method selection and development, chromatography, and electrochemistry.
Prerequisites: CHE 214/215 or CHE 208/208D. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 313 is required. Offered: Spring.

CHE 313 • Quantitative Analysis Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 312.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 312 is required. Offered: Spring.

CHE 320 • Instrumental Analysis 3 Credits.

Methods of instrumental analysis. Study of chemical and physical principles and practical application of spectroscopy, spectrometry, chromatography and electroanalysis. Fundamental electronic circuitry and computer data acquisition and control.
Prerequisites: CHE 312/313 or CHE 226/CHE 227 Corequisites: Registration in CHE 321 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 321 • Instrumental Analysis Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 320.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 320 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 344 • Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics 3 Credits.

Physical chemistry of the laws of thermodynamics and their application to phase and chemical equilibria. Chemical kinetics of reaction rates and reaction mechanisms. Statistical mechanics as it relates spectroscopy with thermodynamics and kinetics.
Prerequisites: CHE 214/215 or CHE 208/208D; PHY 292/292D; PHY 296/297; MAT 125. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 345 is required. Offered: Fall

CHE 345 • Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 344. Includes hands-on experience with physiochemical systems and computational modeling.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 344 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 348 • Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy 3 Credits.

Physical chemistry of the laws of quantum mechanics applied to atoms and molecules. Quantum mechanical solutions of model systems and their application to chemical spectroscopy.
Prerequisites: CHE 208/208D or CHE 214/215; PHY 292/292D; PHY 296/297; MAT 125. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 349 is required. Offered: Spring

CHE 349 • Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 348. Includes hands-on experience with physiochemical systems and computational modeling.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 348 is required. Offered: Spring.

CHE 364 • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 Credits.

Chemistry of elements and their compounds, including symmetry, bonding theories, solid-state chemistry, coordination compounds, organometallics, and bioinorganic compounds.
Prerequisites: CHE 344/345; One year of Organic Chemistry or Junior standing. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 365 is required. Offered: Spring

CHE 365 • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 364. Laboratory includes synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 364 is required. Offered: Spring.

CHE 388 • Biochemistry I 3 Credits.

Physical and chemical properties of living systems with an emphasis on macromolecular interaction, structure, and function. Structure, classification, purification, and function of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, including membrane transport and enzymology.
Prerequisites: CHE 226/227; CHE 344/345; BIO 120/121. BIO 354/355 recommended. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 389 is required. Offered: Fall. Special Notes: Not open to students who have taken CHE 304/305; Carries cross-credit in Biology.

CHE 389 • Biochemistry I Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 388. Techniques include spectroscopy, chromatography, centrifugation, electrophoresis, and enzyme kinetics.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 388 is required. Offered: Fall.

CHE 393 • Research 1-4 Credits.

Utilization of the techniques and understanding of chemical principles on a term project. Use of original literature to formulate and conduct an original laboratory or computational research project under the supervision of a chemistry faculty member.
Prerequisites: Consent of department. Repeatable course May only be taken for credit once. Offered: Fall, Interim, Spring.

CHE 395 • Chemistry Seminar: Research and Professional Development 1 Credit.

Students search the chemical literature and develop a proposal for their capstone research project. Discussion of chemical careers, graduate and professional school preparation, and ethical conduct in science.
Prerequisites: CHE 200 (may be taken concurrently); Junior standing; must be a Chemistry or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major. Offered: Fall.

CHE 396 • Biochemistry II 3 Credits.

Metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, metabolic regulation, and metabolism of macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides). Macromolecular synthesis of RNA, DNA, and proteins, including an introduction to biotechnology.
Prerequisites: CHE 388/389 or BIO 388/389. Corequisites: Registration in CHE 397 is required. Offered: Spring

CHE 397 • Biochemistry II Lab 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE 396. Laboratory includes procedures and experiments for the isolation and characterization of enzymes, RNA and DNA, molecular cloning, PCR, and gene expression.
Corequisites: Registration in CHE 396 is required. Offered: Spring.

CHE 490 • Chemistry Seminar: Research 2 Credits.

Students pursue an original research project in Chemistry or Biochemistry supported by a faculty mentor. Required time commitment is approximately 3.5 hours per week per credit, including weekly meeting with faculty mentor.
Prerequisites: CHE 395; Consent of instructor. Offered: Fall, Spring.

CHE 491 • Research 1-4 Credits.

Students pursue an original research project in Chemistry or Biochemistry supported by a faculty mentor. Required time commitment is approximately 3.5 hours per week per credit, including weekly meeting with faculty mentor.
Prerequisites: CHE 490; Consent of department. Offered: Fall, Interim, Spring.

CHE 494 • Chemistry Seminar: Research Presentation 1 Credit.

Students prepare and deliver formal presentations of their research results. Seminar meets weekly for discussion of current topics.
Prerequisites: CHE 490. Offered: Fall, Spring