Chemistry


Overview & Academics

The CHEMISTRY program focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena. Students majoring in chemistry have plenty of hands-on work in the laboratory and are encouraged to work with faculty members on an individual research project.

Dr. Pamela Patterson

Professor of Chemistry

University of Pittsburgh

pymeadows@ncwc.edu

(252) 985-5161

Dr. George Whitwell

Chemistry Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Cornell University

gwhitwell@ncwc.edu

(252) 985-5159

Career opportunities for Chemistry majors:

  • Materials Scientists: Analyze and oversee materials and processes related to natural resources such as paper or wood, textiles, or (Paper, Wood, Textiles, etc.)
  • Water Chemists: Analyze water systems including water supplies, waste water, and water treatment operations.
  • Teaching Chemistry in Secondary Schools: Teach the principles of chemistry to junior high or high school students. See also Middle Grades and Secondary Education programs in the NCWC Catalog for requirements pertaining to Education licensure and training.
  • Forensics: Work in cutting-edge labs to perform forensic tests on criminal evidence or participate in chemical research on developing new forensic methods.

Major Requirements
CHM 111, 112, 121, 122, 301, 302, 311, 312, 341, 342, 361, 362, 412, and 8 semester hours in any other chemistry courses; PHY 211, 212, 221, 222; MAT 121; 2 semester hours of independent research (CHM 401)

Minor Requirements
CHM 111, 112, 121, 122; four additional upper level chemistry courses including lab (24 semester hours).

Chemistry (BS)

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
MAT 115 Trigonometry 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
HIS/POL Social Science Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits

CHM 301 Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
PHY 211 General Physics I 3
PHY 212 General Physics I Lab 1
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
MAT 121 Calculus
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 311 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits

CHM 341 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 342 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1
ECO/JUS/GEO Social Science Requirement
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 361 Physical Chemistry 3
CHM 362 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits

ENG Literature Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 412 Senior Seminar 3
Ethics Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Chemistry (BA)

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
MAT 115 Trigonometry 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
HIS/POL Social Science Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits

CHM 301 Organic Chemistry 3
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry Lab 1
PHY 211 General Physics I 3
PHY 212 General Physics I Lab 1
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
MAT 121 Calculus I 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 311 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits

CHM 341 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM 342 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1
ECO/JUS/GEO Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 361 Physical Chemistry 3
CHM 362 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
Chemistry Major Elective + Lab 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits

ENG Literature Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 412 Senior Seminar 3
Ethics Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15