Chemistry

Program Requirements


Chemistry Total Program: 66-72 Credits

Programs of specialization in chemistry provide opportunities and guided experiences through which the student may be introduced to the basic knowledge and skills essential to pursue careers in industrial and governmental research, medical technology, teaching in secondary schools, professional careers, and attending graduate school in the various areas of chemistry.

Major: 43 credits
CHE 104/110, 105/111, 107, 201/210, 212, 221, 301, 302, 310/11, 404; SCI 402; either SCI 406/407 or SCI 480.

Related Area: 17-20 credits
PHY 200, 201; MAT 230, 231, 220, 131

Electives: 2 courses from
CHE 401/410, 403, 404, 405, 405; MAT 209, 332.

Minor
A minor in chemistry shall consist of 18-20 credits earned by completing CHE 104, 107, 110, 201, 202, 210, and 2 courses in either CHE 212, 401, 403, 404. Determination is made with assistance of the academic advisor.

Chemistry Secondary Education Certification
Secondary Education (7-12 Certification in Chemistry can be earned by Alvernia students who first complete their undergraduate degree in Chemistry and demonstrate content knowledge in this area on Pennsylvania’s required Praxis exam in Chemistry. The following coursework is required and can be started as early as the undergraduate senior year, then completed as part of Alvernia University’s post-baccalaureate program:
ED 203, 204; MED 505, 515, 545, 574, 615, 665, 670, 672.

Biochemistry: 80-84 credits
Biochemistry is specially designed as an interdisciplinary program for students with a strong interest in biology and chemistry. The program will prepare a biochemistry major to enter graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology or physiology; give adequate preparation for entering a professional school of medicine, dentistry, or optometry; and prepare the student for industry in chemical or pharmaceutical areas.

Major: 34 credits
CHE 104/110, 105/111, 107, 201/210, 202/211, 301, 302, 310, 311, 401/410.
Select one:
-6 credits of Internship (SCI 480)
-6 credits of Research Sequence (SCI 406 and 407).

Major Electives: select 1 course from CHE 212, 221, 315; BIO 205, 315, 405, 409; MAT 231.

Related Requirements: 41-46 credits
BIO 103, 115/116, 221, 303/309, 304/311, or 409; SCI 402; MAT 131 (recommended), 209, 220, 230; PHY 200, 201.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program:
The biology major can be followed as a 3+3 year curricular track leading to potential matriculation into the DPT Program in the senior year. That biology curricular track and the 8 semester plan for the 3+3 year curricular track are specifically detailed and differ from the 8 semester plans for the 4 year undergraduate major in biology. For further information about the accelerated 3+3 year biology/DPT Program track, visit the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program homepage at http://www.alvernia.edu/dpt.

Environmental Biochemistry
Total Program: 91-86 credits
The Environmental Biochemistry program offers an interdisciplinary major for students interested in Chemistry and the Biology of the earth’s natural systems. This major also includes a sustainability component integrated throughout its curriculum. This major has students taking traditional biology, chemistry, physics and math along with courses in Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Biodiversity, and Environmental Law and Policy.

Major: 59 credits
CHE 104/110, 105/111, 107, 201/210, 202/211, 212, 221, 320, 430; BIO 103, 104, 221, 320, 440; SCI 402,
Select one:
-6 credits of internship (SCI 480)
-6 credits of research sequence (SCI 406 & 407)

Related Requirements: 32-37 credits
PHY 103, 200, 201; MAT 209, 230; BIO 203, 205, 230, 325. Recommended: MAT 131 (as needed) and CES 330 (optional)
Note: if CES 330 is taken, the Related Area for this program would fulfill the Community and Environmental Sustainability Minor with BIO 203, BIO 3, CES 330, BIO 205, BIO 320 and PHY 103.

Environmental Biochemistry Minor
BIO 103, 430: CHE 104/110, 430; One course from BIO 221, 320; CHE 212, 221.

Forensic Science Total Program: 93-96 credits
Forensic Science is specially designed as an interdisciplinary program for students with a strong interest is biology and chemistry. The program will prepare a forensic science major to work in a modern crime laboratory at local, regional state and /or federal levels. Students may also pursue careers within the drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration and attend graduate school.

Major: 71 credits
CHE 104/110, 105/111, 107, 201/210, 202/211, 212, 221, 230, 301/310, 315, 405; BIO 103, 115, 116, 303/309, 304/311, 315, 430; SCI 402.
Select one:
-6 credits of Internship (SCI 480)
-6 credits of Research Sequence (SCI 406 and 407)

Related Area: 22-25 credits
PHY 200/201, MAT 209, 230, (MAT 131 recommended), PSY 101; PHI 200, 210 or 220

Forensic Science Minor
Consists of 19-20 credits earned by completing CHE 104/110, 230, 405; BIO 103; one course from CHE 212, 221, 315; BIO 303/309, BIO 304/311, 315.




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