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.
|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|
|Capstone - CHE 499 (Culminating course in concentration)||3 credits|
Student Learning OutcomesStudents who graduate with a concentration in Chemistry will be able to:
- demonstrate thorough knowledge of general and organic chemistry, calculus, and physics to support upper level courses;
- demonstrate upper level knowledge in at least three of the five areas of chemistry to provide a broad understanding of the fields;
- demonstrate laboratory skills in at least two different upper division areas of chemistry, in addition to those in basic organic chemistry;
- demonstrate skills in instrumentation;
- utilize information literacy skills to find and read articles in chemical literature;
- demonstrate skills in technical writing and oral communication through lab reports, research papers, and oral presentations of their work; and
- apply ethical principles in implementing decisions.