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Chemistry

 

Dr. Robert Levis, Chair

Dr. David Dalton, Faculty Advisor

Beury Hall, Room 342

215-204-7138

david.dalton@temple.edu

Dr. Spiridoula Matsika, Faculty Advisor

Beury Hall, Room 242

215-204-7703

spiridoula.matsika@temple.edu

Dr. Robert Stanley, Faculty Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 250B
215-204-2027
robert.stanley@temple.edu

 

The Department of Chemistry is one of the oldest departments in the university and has a long record of preparing students for careers in science. Both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees are available, depending upon a student’s career goals. Since a significant portion of America’s chemical industry is centered in the Philadelphia region, there is a wide range of career opportunities locally available. Although most of our students have gone on to medicine, dentistry, or the chemical industry, recent graduates have also gone on to careers in law, forensics, and even art restoration.

All prospective majors should schedule an appointment with one of the departmental advisors (names of current advisors are available from the Chemistry Office, Beury Hall, Room 130) to plan a program of study. The recommended order of courses for the two majors is listed below; a different order is acceptable as long as the student adheres to prerequisite requirements.

 

Bachelor of Arts

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

 

1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)

  • Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in their major at Temple. For Chemistry majors, one must be Chemistry 4196 and the second should be either Chemistry 3397 or 3398.
  • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
    • The General Education Curriculum consists of approximately 25-26 s.h.  See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.

2. College Requirements

  • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • Two (2) Upper Level (2000+) Liberal Art courses.
  • Second (2nd) Level of a Foreign Language (1002).

3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (53 s.h.)

  • Nine (9) Chemistry courses are required (33 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033, 1032/1034, 2201/2203, 2202/2204, 3103/3105, 3301, 3302, 4196 and [3397 or 3398].
  • Three (3) Mathematics courses are required (12 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042 and 2043.
  • Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 1061 or 2021 and 1062 or 2022.

Note: Chemistry 3091 is not available for major credit.

Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

Year 1 – Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033

1951
1953
General Chemistry I and
General Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry I and
Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 1 – Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034

1952
1954
General Chemistry II and
General Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry II and
Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2201
2203

2211
2213

2921
2923
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry I for Majors and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory for Majors
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry I and
Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics

Physics
2021

1061
General Physics I
     or
Elementary Classical Physics I
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2202
2204

2212
2214

2922
2924
Organic Chemistry II and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry II for Majors and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory for Majors
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry II and
Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
 
Physics

Physics
2022

1062
General Physics II
     or
Elementary Classical Physics II
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 – Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     12  
Subtotal     15  
1Chemistry 3103 is a pre- or co-requisite for all chemistry laboratory courses numbered above 3103.
 
Year 3 – Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
Chemistry 3103 Techniques of Chemical Measurements I1 3  
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques 1  
General Education / Elective Credits     9  
Subtotal     16  
         
         
Year 4 – Fall Semester        
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 4196 Techniques of Chemical Measurement II 5 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     11  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 – Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3397
  or
3398
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
      or
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
2

2
WI

WI
General Education / Elective Credits     13  
Subtotal     15  
 
Credits in Coursework for B.A. in Chemistry 53  
General Education / Elective Credits 70  
Total Credits for B.A. Degree 123  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

Students who complete CST majors typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.

 

Bachelor of Science

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

 

1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)

  • Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement: Biology 2296, Biology 3096, Biology 3396, Chemistry 4196, the combination of Chemistry 3397 and Chemistry 3398, Earth & Environmental Science 2096, Earth & Environmental Science 4096, Mathematics 3098, Mathematics 4096, Physics 2796 or Physics 4796.
  • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
    • The General Education Curriculum consists of approximately 25-26 s.h.  See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.

2. College Requirements

  • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (70-74 s.h.)

  • Twelve (12) Chemistry courses are required (44-46 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033, 1032/1034, 2201/2203, 2202/2204, 3001, 3103/3105, 3301, 3302, 3397/3398, 4196, and 2 Advanced Chemistry courses (4003 or above).
  • Two (2) Advanced Science courses selected from the following list (6-8 s.h.): Chemistry 3881, 3891 or 4891 (only one of these may be counted as an advanced science course), all other Chemistry courses numbered 4003 and above; Biology 2296, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Earth & Environmental Science 2002 and above; Mathematics 2101, 3031, and above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2796, 3101, 3301, 3302, 4101, 4301, and above.
  • Three (3) Mathematics courses are required (12 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042 and 2043.
  • Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 1061 or 2021 and 1062 or 2022.

Note: Chemistry 3091 is not available for major credit.

Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

Year 1 – Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033

1951
1953
General Chemistry I and
General Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry I and
Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 1 – Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034

1952
1954
General Chemistry II and
General Chemistry II Laboratory
          or
Honors General Chemistry II and
Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
          or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 – Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2201
2203

2211
2213

2921
2923
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry I for Majors and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory for Majors
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry I and
Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics

Physics
2021

1061
General Physics I
     or
Elementary Classical Physics I
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2202
2204

2212
2214

2922
2924
Organic Chemistry II and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry II for Majors and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory for Majors
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry II and
Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
 
Physics

Physics
2022

1062
General Physics II
     or
Elementary Classical Physics II
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 – Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3103 Techniques of Chemical Measurements I1 3  
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques 1  
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     15  
1Chemistry 3103 is a pre- or co-requisite for all chemistry laboratory courses numbered above 3103.
 
Year 3 – Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
Chemistry 3397 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 WI
Chemistry 3001 Inorganic Chemistry 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 – Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3398 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 2 WI
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course 2, 4 3-4  
Chemistry 4003 or above Advanced Chemistry Course3, 4 3-4  
General Education / Elective Credits     7-5  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 – Spring Semester    
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 4196 Techniques of Chemical Measurement II 5 WI
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course2, 4 3-4  
Chemistry 4003 or above Advanced Chemistry Course3, 4 3-4  
General Education / Elective Credits     4-2  
Subtotal     15  
         
2Advanced Science Courses for B.S. students consist of Chemistry 3881, 3891 or 4891 (only one of these may be counted as an advanced science course), and all other Chemistry courses numbered 4002 or above;  Biology 2296, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Earth & Environmental Science 2002 and above;  Mathematics 2101, 3031, above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2796, 3101, 3301, 3302, 4101, 4301 and above.
3Advanced Chemistry Courses for B.S. students consist of all courses in Chemistry having a number of 4003 or above. If the student has successfully completed the appropriate prerequisite course, a graduate course in Chemistry may be included in this category.
4In order for the B.S. degree to be certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the student must take Chemistry 4003 (Inorganic Synthesis) and Chemistry 4401 (Biochemistry I). In addition, to fulfill the ACS mandated requirement of 400 laboratory hours excluding General Chemistry, each student must complete either Chemistry 4207 (Advanced Organic Preparations) OR any two (2) of the following: Chemistry 3881, 3891 or 4891 (Undergraduate Research - NOTE: only one semester of Undergraduate Research may be used); Chemistry 4004 (Crystallography and Diffraction); Chemistry 4104 (Instrumental Design); Chemistry 4107 (Drug Analysis); Chemistry 4108 (Investigative Chemistry).
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Chemistry 70-74  
General Education / Elective Credits 53-49  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 123  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

Students who complete CST majors typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.

Calculation of Major GPA

The list of courses that are used to calculate major GPA is determined by the department. Students should consult with their academic advising unit for the applicable courses. In general, courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or a required course are not counted for the major GPA. This would include Chemistry 1027, for example.

 

Five-Year Master's Programs

 

Five-Year B.A. or B.S./M.A.

Chemistry majors at the beginning of their junior year may apply for admission to the fifth-year M.A. Program. Upon admission to the program and satisfactory completion of the program requirements, the student is assured of having a master's degree at the end of the fifth year. Interested students should contact their advisor for details.

 

Five-Year Master’s/Secondary Education Certification Program

This is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education.  For more information, see the following web site:

www.temple.edu/bulletin/Academic_programs/schools_colleges/ed/intro/generalinfo/ed_generalinfo.shtm#teacher

 

Distinction in Major

To graduate with Distinction in Major, students are required to achieve a 3.33 GPA or higher in all the Chemistry courses in their major.

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