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(This POE applies to students entering fall 2010)

A designated POE in chemistry must meet the minimum criteria listed below. When combined with appropriate supporting courses, it can provide a useful basis for further study in related areas-for example, in computer science, physics, geology, environmental science, biochemistry, or a variety of biomedical fields such as immunology, pharmacology, virology, medicinal chemistry, nutrition, toxicology, medicine, and molecular genetics, to name a few. In some cases it may be appropriate to consider writing an individual POE. For example, a student interested in Chemical Physics may wish to design a POE that eliminates some organic chemistry and includes more math and physics courses. Any chemistry faculty member will be willing to discuss the procedure for writing such a POE.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 105 Organic Chemistry Concepts I
3
N
CH 106 Organic Chemistry Concepts II
3
CH 105, minimum grade C
N
CH 116 Organic Chemistry Lab I
1
Corequisite CH 106
N
CH 118 Organic Chemistry Lab II
1
prerequisite CH 116 & CH 106
N
CH 232 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
4
CH 105 & CH 116
N
CH 250 Analytical Chemistry
4
CH 232
N
CH 289 Chemistry Seminar
1
N
CH 260 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
3
CH 232
N
CH 261 Intermediate Inorganic Chem Lab
1
Corequisite CH 260
N
CH 305 Physical Chemistry I
3
PC 203 & MA 230
N
CH 306 Physical Chemistry II
3
CH 305
N
CH 313 Physical Chemistry Lab I
2
CH 250, CH 261, corequisite CH 305
N
CW, Q
CH 314 Physical Chemistry Lab II
1
CH 313
N
CW, Q
CH 310 Biochemistry
2
CH 305
N
CH 321 Organic Reactions
3
CH 106
N
CH 334 Chemical Spectroscopy
2
CH 106, CH 250
N
CH 338 Chemical Synthesis
2
CH 261, CH 321, CH 334
N
CW
CH 300 level Chemistry course (300 or above)
3
Variable
N
CH 432 Comprehensive Chemistry
1
permission
N
Q
MA 130 Calculus I
4
N
QM
MA 230 Calculus II
4
MA 130
N
QM
PC 202 Introductory Physics I
3
Corequisite PC 206 & MA 130
N
QM
PC 206 Physics Laboratory I
1
Corequisite PC 200, PC 202 or PC 204
N
PC 203 Introductory Physics II
3
PC 202 & MA 130, coreq. PC 207
N
QM
PC 207 Physics Laboratory II
1
Corequisite PC 203 or PC 207
N

Total credit hours = 59 (22 upper level)
1 CW within the POE: CH 313, CH 314 and CH 338

Possible schedule for a POE in Chemistry
Year Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Freshman EN 110, College Writing Seminar 4 CH 106, Organic Chemistry Concepts II 3
IT 100, Information Access 1 CH 116, Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
CH 105, Organic Chemistry Concepts I 3 ##CH 117, Supplemental Chemistry Lab 1
MA 130, Calculus I 4 MA 230, Calculus II 4
Electives 3 Electives 6
15 15
Sophomore CH 118, Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 CH 250, Analytical Chemistry 4
CH 232, Introductory Inorganic Chemistry 4 CH 260, Inter. Inorganic Chemistry 3
CH 289, Chemistry Seminar 1 CH 261, Inter. Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
PC 202, Intro. Physics I 3 PC 203, Intro. Physics II 3
PC 206, Physics Lab 1 1 PC 207, Intro. Physics Lab II 1
CA, IC or electives 5-6 CA, IC or electives 3-4
15-16 15-16
Junior (*may be spent abroad) CH 305, Physical Chemistry I 3 CH 306, Physical Chemistry II 3
CH 313, Physical Chemistry Lab I 2 CH 310, Biochemistry 2
CH 321,Organic Reactions 3 CH 314, Physical Chemistry Lab 1
CH 334, Chemical Spectroscopy 2 CH 338, Chemical Synthesis 2
CA, IC or electives 6-7 CA, IC or electives 6-7
  16-17   14-15
Senior CH 432, Comprehensive Chemistry 1 *Upper-level Chemistry (could be research) 3
Upper level Chemistry (could be research) 3-4 Electives 12
Electives 11    
15-16 15

*Students may study chemistry at the Catholic University in Lille, France, the University of Applied Science in Steinfurt, Germany, or at the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. Study of a language can replace CA and IC by completing language study beyond the 210 level and at least 1 semester abroad in the target language. Summer language programs can help to provide the necessary language training. Calculus I and II might be taken in summer school to provide an opportunity for language preparation. Alternatively, language might be studied abroad during the summer prior to the junior year.
##This is a recommended course, but not required for the POE.

Possible schedule for a POE in Chemistry (delayed start)
Year Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Sophomore CH 105, Organic Chemistry Concepts I 3 CH 106, Organic Chemistry Concepts II 3
CA, IC or electives 12-13 CH 116, Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
MA 130, Calculus I 4
Electives 6-7
  15-16 14-15
Junior CH 118, Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 CH 250, Analytical Chemistry & Lab 4
CH 232, Introductory Inorganic Chemistry & Lab 4 CH 260, Inter. Inorganic Chemisty 3
  CH 289, Chemistry Seminar 1 CH 261, Inter. Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
MA 230, Calculus II 4 PC 203, Intro. Physics II 3
PC 202, Intro. Physics I 3 PC 207, Intro. Physics Lab II 1
PC 206, Intro. Physics Lab I 1 CA, IC or elective 3-4
Electives 1-3
15-17 15-16
Senior CH 305, Physical Chemistry I 3 CH 306, Physical Chemistry II 3
CH 313, Physical Chemistry Lab I 2 CH 310, Biochemistry 2
CH 321, Organic Reactions 3 CH 314, Physical Chemistry Lab II 1
CH 334, Chemical Spectroscopy 2 CH 338, Chemical Synthesis 2
Upper level Chemistry (could be research), CA, IC or elective 3-4 CA, IC or electives 3-4
CH 432, Comprehensive Chemistry 1 *Upper level Chemistry (could be research) 3
    14-15   14-15

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