The Chemistry Department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees. Students who are interested in teaching can earn a B.A. or B.S. degree with teacher certification. The B.A.degree with an Applied Health Sciences track, designed as a three-year course of undergraduate study, is available for students planning to attend pharmacy school.
The CIW chemistry department is a vibrant place to study and learn. The department provides you with enrichment programs and opportunities that enhance your ability to compete for jobs and graduate school placement. The College’s chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society has been nationally recognized for participation in numerous activities. Members have presented their accomplishments at national ACSmeetings. Other events include Science Fest, an undergraduate research symposium, and the CIW Science Book Club.
Students who participate in undergraduate research projects gain technical and problem solving skills, communication skills, and experience interacting with the broader scientific community. Research participation also carries personal benefits including greater independence of thought, tolerance of obstacles and growing self-confidence. The faculty at CIW encourages all students to participate in undergraduate research, and strives to provide opportunities both on campus and at leading research institutions.
Structure and content
- Core papers
CHEM501 Principles of Chemistry
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
HEAL507 Health and Environment
CHEM502 Biological Chemistry
- Plus three level 5 electives.
- Year 2 and 3
- Level 6
- CHEM604 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM605 Physical Chemistry
CHEM603 Organic Chemistry
- Plus four electives.
- Level 7
- Three of:
CHEM702 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
CHEM703 Environmental Chemistry
FOOD704 Advanced Food Chemistry
CHEM701 Natural Products
CHEM704 Advanced Organic Chemistry
- Plus 5 electives OR 3 electives and SCIE701 Research Project.