Major

CHEMISTRY

The capabilities and skills that chemistry majors are expected to obtain include knowledge of chemical synthesis, analysis, and theory. In addition, students acquire competence in laboratory techniques, the use of chemical instrumentation, computers, written and oral communication, and the ability to use the chemical literature.

Programs of study leading to B.A., B.S. and B.S. (ACS certified) degrees are available. The descriptions below summarize degree requirements.

  • B.A. Degree Chemistry Program Courses: CH121N, 122, 212, 221, 222, 321, 326, and one upper-level chemistry elective from 322, 415, 422, and 424.

  • B.S. Degree Chemistry Program Courses: CH 121N, 122, 212, 221, 222, 321, 322, 326, 424, and one upper-level chemistry elective, either 415 or 422.

  • B.S. Degree (ACS certified) Chemistry Program Courses:CH 121N, 122, 212, 221, 222, 321, 322, 326, 415, 424, 429 or 499 and one upper-level chemistry elective, either 417 or 422. The certification for this degree program is through the American Chemical Society.

All chemistry majors must enroll in the chemistry seminar course (CH 410) for four semesters during their junior and senior years. Moreover, all chemistry and biochemistry degrees require two semesters of college-level calculus (MA 131M and MA 132M) and two semesters of college-level physics (PH 241N and PH 242).

Additionally, students must satisfy the collegium requirement of 12 courses for the B.A. degree and 16 courses for any of the B.S. degrees. Finally, students must maintain a C average or better in courses within the chemistry discipline and the required supporting courses listed above.

Students may obtain a minor in chemistry by earning a C- or better in any five of the following:

  • CH 121N General Chemistry I
  • CH 122 General Chemistry II
  • CH 212 Analytical Chemistry
  • CH 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH 321 Physical Chemistry I
  • CH 322/324 Physical Chemistry II
  • CH 326 Instrumental Analysis
  • CH 415 Biochemistry I
  • CH 424 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry



Minor

CHEMISTRY

Students may obtain a minor in chemistry by earning a grade of C- or better in any five of the following courses:

  • CH 121N General Chemistry I
  • CH 122 General Chemistry II
  • CH 212 Analytical Chemistry
  • CH 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH 321 Physical Chemistry I
  • CH 322/324 Physical Chemistry II
  • CH 326 Instrumental Analysis
  • CH 415/416 Biochemistry I
  • CH 424 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


Schedules for Chemistry Degrees

Eckerd College has one Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and two Bachelor of Science (B.S.) chemistry programs, including one certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The main differences in the requirements for these programs are as follows:

B.A. Degree

11 core courses + 1 advanced chemistry elective

B.S., Uncertified Degree

13 core courses + 1 advanced chemistry elective

B.S., Certified Degree

13 core courses + 2 advanced chemistry electives + a chemistry research project

The schedules below are for students wanting either a certified or uncertified chemistry degree. In the second schedule, asterisks indicate courses required specifically for ACS certification.

Specific courses required for all chemistry majors can be found on these Web pages.

DegreeFirst YearSecond YearThird YearFourth Year
B.A. Degree

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General Chemistry I

General Chemistry II

Calculus I

Calculus II

Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry II

Physics I

Physics II

Physical Chemistry I

Analytical Chemistry

Instrumental Analysis

Adv. Chemistry Elective
B.S. Degrees

* = required for
ACS certification

General Chemistry I

General Chemistry II

Calculus I

Calculus II

Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry II

Physics I

Physics II

Physical Chemistry I

Physical Chemistry II

Analytical Chemistry

Instrumental Analysis

Adv. Inorganic Chemistry

Adv. Chemistry Elective

Adv. Chemistry Elective*

Research Project