Major/Minor Requirements

click to expandChemistry Major

The chemistry major requires a total of 41 credit hours in chemistry. Of these 41 hours, 35 come from required courses.

Required Chemistry Courses

Chem 131 General Chem I 3 Credits
Chem 132 General Chem II 3 Credits
Chem 133 General Chem I Lab 1 Credit
Chem 134 General Chem II Lab 1 Credit
Chem 231 Quantitative Analysis (lab included) 4 Credits
Chem 303 Organic Chem I 3 Credits
Chem 304 Organic Chem II 3 Credits
Chem 305 Organic Chem I Lab 1 Credit
Chem 306 Organic Chem II Lab 1 Credit
Chem 331 Physical Chem I (lab included) 4 Credits
Chem 332 Physical Chem II (lab included) 4 Credits
Chem 351 Inorganic Chem 3 Credits
Chem 408 Instrumental Methods (lab included) 4 Credits

 

Chemistry Electives

(Choose at least one of the following)
Chem 343 Advanced Organic Chem 3 Credits
Chem 352 Advanced Inorganic Chem (lab included) 3 Credits
Chem 375 Molecular Spectroscopy 3 Credits
Chem 420 Biochemistry 3 Credits

 

Chemistry Senior Capstone

(Choose one of the following)
Chem 495 Directed Research 3 Credits
Chem 496 Independent Study 3 Credits

 

In addition to the chemistry courses, chemistry majors are required to complete 8 hours in physics and 8 hours in mathematics.

Required Courses

(Physics and Mathematics)
Math 125 Calculus I 4 Credits
Math 224 Calculus II 4 Credits
Phys 221 General Physics I (lab included) 4 Credits
Phys 222 General Physics II (lab included) 4 Credits

Students must also complete the general education course requirements outlined in the Marietta College catalog.

Note: Students wishing to complete the American Chemical Society-certified major should consult the department chair for more information on additional course requirements.

 

click to expandBiochemistry Major

The biochemistry major requires a total of 46-47 credit hours in chemistry and biology. Of these hours, 32 come from required courses.

Required Chemistry/Biology Courses

Chem 131 General Chem I 3 Credits
Chem 132 General Chem II 3 Credits
Chem 133 General Chem I Lab 1 Credit
Chem 134 General Chem II Lab 1 Credit
Chem 231 Quantitative Analysis (lab included) 4 Credits
Chem 303 Organic Chem I 3 Credits
Chem 304 Organic Chem II 3 Credits
Chem 305 Organic Chem I Lab 1 Credit
Chem 306 Organic Chem II Lab 1 Credit
Chem 420 Biochemistry 3 Credits
Chem 422 Biochemistry Lab 1 Credit
Biol 101 Modern Biology 3 Credits
Biol 105 Introductory Biology Lab I

1 Credit

Biol 106 Introductory Biology Laboratory II 1 Credit
Biol 131 Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology 3 Credits

 

Biology Electives

(Choose at least three of the following)
Biol 202 General Microbiology (lab included) 4 Credits
Biol 309 Cell Biology (lab included) 4 Credits
Biol 330 (with 331) Genetics 3 Credits
Biol 331 Molecular Biology Lab 1 Credit
Biol 340 Toxicology 4 Credits
Biol 430 Immunology 3 Credits

 

Senior Capstone

(Choose one of the following)
Chem 495 Directed Research 3 Credits
Chem 496 Independent Study 3 Credits
Biol 480 Biology Library Research 2 Credits
Biol 490 Biology Research 3 Credits

In addition to the chemistry and biology courses, biochemistry majors are required to complete 12 hours in physics and mathematics.

Required Courses

(Physics and Mathematics)
Math 125 Calculus I 4 Credits
Phys 211* College Physics I (lab included) 4 Credits
Phys 212* College Physics II (lab included) 4 Credits

Students must also complete the general education course requirements outlined in the Marietta College catalog.

Note: Students planning to attend graudate school in biochemistry are advised to take one semester of physical chemistry (Chem 331), an additional semester of calculus (Math 224), and General Physics (Phys 221 and 222) instead of College Physics (Phys 211, 212).

 

click to expandChemistry Minor

The chemistry minor requires a total of 22 credit hours in chemistry. Of these 22 hours, 12 come from required courses.

Required Chemistry Courses

Chem 131 General Chem I 3 Credits
Chem 132 General Chem II 3 Credits
Chem 133 General Chem I Lab 1 Credit
Chem 134 General Chem II Lab 1 Credit
Chem 260* Organic and Biological Chem 4 Credits
Chem 303* Organic Chem I 3 Credits
Chem 305* Organic Chem I Lab 1 Credit


Note: The minor requires EITHER Chem 260 OR Chem 303/305.

 

Chemistry Electives

(Choose at least 10-12 hours from the following, including at least one laboratory course)
Chem 231 Quantitative Analysis (lab included) 4 Credits
Chem 304 Organic Chem II 3 Credits
Chem 331 Physical Chem I (lab included) 4 Credits
Chem 343 Advanced Organic Chem 3 Credits
Chem 351 Inorganic Chem 3 Credits
Chem 352 Advanced Inorganic Chem (lab included) 3 Credits
Chem 375 Molecular Spectroscopy 3 Credits
Chem 408 Instrumental Methods (lab included) 4 Credits
Chem 420 Biochemistry 3 Credits

 

 

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Students who are interested in membership in the National Honorary Society, Phi Beta Kappa should also pay attention to the special course requirements of the Society. Go here for more information.