The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
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Fast Facts: Chemistry Major and Minor
Minor: 20 credits
Opportunities for student research and teaching abound in the Chemistry major. These include:
Graduates of the chemistry program have gone on to work as research and environmental scientists, lab managers, hazardous materials managers and scientific writers. Others have pursued advanced degrees in in biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
Become a chemistry teacher by pairing this program with the middle/secondary education major. Learn more.
Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.
Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
Considers acid-base concepts, bonding, ligand field theory, molecular orbital and symmetry principles, reactions, energetics, coordination compounds, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry. Laboratory focuses on synthesis and reactions of a broad range of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120, 2210, 3000. (Offered fall semester in even years: fall 2016, fall 2018, etc.)
Study of numerical integration, applications of definite integrals, improper integrals, sequences and infinite series, basic ideas and methods for solving differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH 2221.
"Small class sizes and personable professors made for a unique atmosphere that promoted and fostered learning. As I prepare to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry this fall, I feel that The College of St. Scholastica's chemistry curriculum has successfully prepared me for graduate school through its thought provoking classes."
– Chris Minter, ‘13