Major Requirements

A student majoring in chemistry at Virginia Wesleyan is required to complete a minimum of 64 hours in specified coursework, in addition to the fulfillment of the general studies require­ ments. All of the chemistry courses are taught by experienced faculty members with diverse backgrounds who stress critical thinking and a liberal arts perspective. Students gain knowledge of chemical analysis, synthesis, and theory while acquiring competence in laboratory techniques, the use of chemical instrumentation, computer skills, written and oral communication, and effec­ tive use of the professional literature. Students are encouraged to approach the chemical sciences from quantitative, descriptive and historical perspectives, to experience them within the context of the physical and life sciences, and to make connections to the world around them.

Major: Chemistry (BS)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry 4
CHEM 200 Inorganic Chemistry 4
CHEM 210 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 330 Biochemistry 4
CHEM 346 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 347 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHEM 480 Instrumental Methods 4
Additional coursework in Chemistry (see advisor) 12
BIO 132 Principles of Biology II: Cell Biology & Genetics 4
MATH 172 Calculus II 4
PHYS 221 University Physics I 4
PHYS 222 University Physics II 4
Total within department 64

Minor Requirements: Chemistry

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

CHEM 120 Introductory Chemistry 4
Chemistry electives at 200 level or above 8
Chemistry electives at 300/400 level 8
Total 20