B.S. - Technical Emphasis

The technical emphasis is designed for students who wish to work in industry and do not intend to enter graduate or professional school.

The following courses are required for the Technical Emphasis:

1. General university degree requirements as identified in the General Academic Policies section of the catalog.

2. 26 semester credit hours of CHM core courses with a minimum grade of C in each:
CHM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
CHM 116 Principles of Chemistry II
CHM 222 Quantitative Analysis
CHM 225 Instrumental Analysis I
CHM 245 Principles of Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 246 Principles of Organic Chemistry I Lab4
CHM 247 Principles of Organic Chemistry II4
CHM 248 Principles of Organic Chemistry II Lab4
CHM 391 Chemistry Seminar I3

3. A minimum 2.0 GPA in required cognate courses.

Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits in chemistry at Grand Valley.

4. Technical Emphasis:

CHM 310 Industrial Chemistry
CHM 344 Qualitative Organic Analysis
CHM 351 Introduction to Physical Chemistry
CHM 352 Applied Physical Chemistry
CHM 425 Instrumental Analysis II1
CHM 491 Chemistry Seminar II3

One elective course from the following:

CHM 321 Environmental Chemistry
CHM 322 Environmental Chemical Analysis
CHM 441 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHM 442 Polymer Chemistry
CHM 461 Biochemistry I

And the following cognate courses:

MTH 201 Calculus I2
PHY 220 General Physics I2
PHY 221 General Physics II2
STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics
CS 160 or 162 Programming with Visual Basic or Computer Science I

1Capstone course.
2Completion of MTH 201, PHY 220 and 221 satisfies the B.S. degree cognate for technical emphasis.
3Required of all chemistry majors. Two semesters of seminar are required for one credit. Students should register for zero credit in their first semester and one credit in their second semester. CHM 391 is required only of students who take their junior year in chemistry at Grand Valley.
4CHM 241 and CHM 242 may substitute for CHM 245/246/247/248. However, students must also take CHM 249 plus upper-level chemistry electives that include a total of 28 lab-hours.

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