The Chemistry Department offers a flexible curriculum for those who wish to acquire a knowledge of chemistry within the environment of a liberal arts college.
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Student learning outcomes for Boston College chemistry majors pursuing a B.S. degree
Learning Outcome I
Senior chemistry majors will be able to demonstrate a mastery of factual knowledge comprehensively across the five principal areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, biochemistry and analytical), and be able analyze and solve problems, understand relationships, and interpret scientific facts and data.
Learning Outcome II
Chemistry Majors will gain proficiency in basic laboratory techniques and experience with modern lab instrumentation.
Learning Outcome III
Graduates of the BS Chemistry Major will be successful in gaining entrance into high quality graduate schools in chemistry, admission to professional schools, and securing quality careers in the chemical sciences.
Learning Outcome IV
Senior chemistry majors in the ACS Certification Track will be able to demonstrate ability to integrate chemical knowledge in the successful conduct of undergraduate research projects as well as work well in team-based research.
1000 Level Courses
|CHEM1109-1110 General Chemistry I-II (6 credits)
CHEM1111-1112 General Chemistry Laboratory I-II (2 credits)
|CHEM1117-1118 Honors Modern Chemistry I-II (6 credits)
CHEM1119-1120 Honors Modern Chemistry Laboratory I-II (6 credits)
2000 Level Courses
|CHEM2231-2232 Organic Chemistry I-II (6 credits)
CHEM2233-2234 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II (2 credits)
|CHEM2241-2242 Honors Organic Chemistry I-II (6 credits)
CHEM2243 Honors Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
CHEM2234 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit)
3000–5000 Level Courses
|CHEM3322 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
CHEM3324 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
|CHEM3351 Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
CHEM3353 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (0 credits)
|CHEM4465 Introduction to Biochemistry (3 credits)|
|CHEM4475-4476 Physical Chemistry I-II (6 credits)|
|CHEM5552 Advanced Methods in Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM5554 Advanced Methods in Chemistry Laboratory I (0 credits)
|MATH1102-1103 Calculus for Math/Science Majors I-II* (8 credits)|
|MATH2202 or MATH2203 Multivariable Calculus (4 credits)|
|PHYS2100-2101 or PHYS2200-2201 Introductory Physics I-II (8 credits)**
PHYS2050-2051 Introductory Physics Laboratory I-II (2 credits)