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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed on Thursday, 11/27 & Friday, 11/28 for Thanksgiving.

Concentration - Chemistry

Chemistry is an interdisciplinary subject based on physics and mathematics. Course work at the advanced and upper division levels in chemistry is divided into five sub-areas of the field: Organic, Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, and Biochemistry. Students wishing to pursue graduate work in chemistry should have a minimum of two courses in organic, physical, and analytical chemistry and at least one course in inorganic or biochemistry. Analytical chemistry should include a course in instrumentation with a laboratory. These requirements exceed the Charter Oak concentration requirements, but are strongly suggested for students planning graduate study in Chemistry. This concentration requires minimum of 39 credits.

This concentration in the General Studies major can be completed by combining Charter Oak's online courses and other sources of credit such as credit transferred from regionally accredited institutions or testing.  It cannot be completed solely through Charter Oak State College courses.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Introductory Chemistry with laboratory 8 credits
Organic Chemistry with laboratory (not upper level) 8 credits
Inorganic Chemistry with/without laboratory 3 or 4 credits
Physical Chemistry with/without laboratory 3 or 4 credits
Instrumental Analysis 4 credits
Calculus 6 to 8 credits
Physics 4 credits
Capstone - CHE 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3 credits
TOTAL 39
Notes:  Only grades of C or higher may be included in the concentration. At least one upper level course in addition to instrumentation must include a laboratory (physical, inorganic, advanced organic or biochemistry. An optional method of establishing a Chemistry concentration: The GRE Subject Test in Chemistry evaluated at 24 credits (15 lower, 9 upper), plus at least 12 additional credits. Because the GRE does not include a laboratory component, students who use this option are required to complete two upper level laboratory courses; at least one these should be a laboratory course in instrumentation unless the student meets this outcome through job experience, plus the 3 credit capstone.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Chemistry will be able to:
  1. demonstrate thorough knowledge of general and organic chemistry, calculus, and physics to support upper level courses;
  2. demonstrate upper level knowledge in at least three of the five areas of chemistry to provide a broad understanding of the fields;
  3. demonstrate laboratory skills in at least two different upper division areas of chemistry, in addition to those in basic organic chemistry;
  4. demonstrate skills in instrumentation;
  5. utilize information literacy skills to find and read articles in chemical literature;
  6. demonstrate skills in technical writing and oral communication through lab reports, research papers, and oral presentations of their work; and
  7. apply ethical principles in implementing decisions.