The curriculum in chemistry prepares students for graduate study in chemistry and related fields and for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. It prepares students to teach in secondary schools or to work in chemical and industrial laboratories and in related fields of business and industry.
With the proper selection of electives, the degree satisfies admission requirements to most professional school such as schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
The biochemistry concentration focuses on the biological aspects of chemistry, including molecular genetics and molecular biotechnology.
The chemical modeling concentration emphasizes areas of overlap between chemistry and the mathematical sciences and computer science. Students in this concentration will focus on learning the chemistry and computer technology for modeling the structure, properties and reactivity of molecules.
The chemical science concentration is tailored for the pre-professional study of the health sciences and other interdisciplinary areas where an emphasis on chemistry is sought. This concentration for the bachelor's degree in chemistry permits students to select more courses from other disciplines. With fewer requirements in mathematics, physics and chemistry, this concentration is one option for students planning to study medicine or dentistry.
The professional chemist concentration requires a greater number of chemistry courses, and is designed for students whose future studies or career plans involve chemistry as a central theme. With the proper combination of courses, this degree can be certified as meeting the requirements of the American Chemical Society.
The capstone requirement includes upper level lecture and upper level laboratory courses to include a research component.
Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better
|MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING||GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY||BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE||GET REAL EXPERIENCE||PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||UNIV 101||1||Elective|
|ENG 111||College Composition I||UNIV 111-112||3||General education|
|Lab Science||CHM 111 General Chemistry I||CHEM/Z 101||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|MTH/Transfer elective||MTH 167 Precalculus with Trigonometry (or MTH 161-162)||MATH 151||5||General education|
|History elective||History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122||HIST||3||General education|
|ENG 112||College Composition II||UNIV 200||3||General education|
|MTH 263||Calculus I||MATH 200||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|Lab Science||CHM 112 General Chemistry I||CHEM/Z 102||4||Major|
|Humanities/PHI||Humanities: select any PHI (Philosophy) course||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|Social Science||Social Science (select 1): ECO 201, 202, PSY 200, SOC 200, 211, PLS 211, PLS 241||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|MTH 264||Calculus II||MATH 201||4||Major (Ancillary)|
|CHM 241||Organic Chemistry I||CHEM 301||3||Major|
|CHM 245||Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||CHEZ 301||2||Major|
|Social Science||Social Science (select 1): PSY 200, SOC 200, 211, PLS 211, PLS 241||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|Humanities||Humanities(select 1): ART 101, 102, 106, HUM 100 or any REL or PHI||VCU equivalent||3||General education|
|CHM 242||Organic Chemistry II||CHEM 302||3||Major|
|CHM 246||Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||CHEZ 302||2||Major|
|Capstone||Science Capstone Presentation||VCU equivalent||1||Major|
|ITE 115||Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts||INFO 160, 161, 162||3||Elective|
|MTH 265||Calculus III||MATH 307||4||Elective|
|Germanna credits transferred to VCU||61|
|Foreign language through the 102 level. (This requirement can be fulfilled by means of completion of the 102-level of a language or waived if the student completed up through the third level of a foreign language in high school. Additionally, language waiver and placement testing options are available for native or heritage speakers of a non-english language.)||0 to 8||General education (not waived by associate degree)|
|CHEM 309 + CHEZ 309||Quantitative Analysis and Laboratory||5||Major|
|CHEM 313 or CHEM 314||Physical Chemistry I or Physical Chemistry with Math Modules||3 to 4||Major|
|CHEZ 313||Physical Chemistry I Laboratory||2||Major|
|CHEM 315||Physical Chemistry II||3||Major|
|CHEM 320||Inorganic Chemistry I||3||Major|
|CHEM 398||Professional Practices and Perspectives Seminar||1||Major|
|To complete the Capstone experience, choose at least one two-credit 400-level CHEZ course or two credits of CHEM 392 or CHEM 492 and at least one three-credit 400- or 500-level CHEM course. See VCU advisor for course options.||5||Major|
|PHYS 201 or PHYS 207||General Physics I or University Physics I||4 to 5||Major (Ancillary)|
|PHYS 202 or PHYS 208||General Physics II or University Physics II||4 to 5||Major (Ancillary)|
|STAT 210||Basic Practice of Statistics (or STAT 212)||3||Major (Ancillary)|
|Upper-level elective (300- or 400-level courses) Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU.||9||Elective|
|Electives||6 to 15||Elective|
|Credits completed at VCU||59|
|Bachelor's degree total||120|