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Chemistry

 

Dr. Robert Levis, Chair

Dr. Donald Titus, Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 130
215-204-7127
dtitus@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.

 

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 website:

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

Bachelor of Arts Requirements for the Major

Calculus I, II and III; General Chemistry I, II with labs; Organic Chemistry I, II with labs; calculus-based Physics I, II; the following advanced chemistry courses: 3103, 3105, 3301, 3302, and a choice of 4196 or 4396 (capstone writing course).  If Chemistry 4396 is chosen, an additional course in chemistry numbered 4001 or above is required.  If Chemistry 4196 is chosen, an additional advanced science course is required, chosen from a list of chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and mathematics courses.

YEAR 1 – FALL        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033

1041
1043

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

3
1

3
1
SA
SA

SA
SA

SA
SA
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
QB

QB
Subtotal     8  

YEAR 1 – SPRING      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034

1042
1044

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

3
1

3
1
SB
SB

SB
SB

SB
SB
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
Subtotal     8  

YEAR 2 – FALL        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 2021 General Physics I1 4  
Subtotal     12  
         
1Physics 1061 may be taken in place of Physics 2021, only if Physics 2701 is taken as an advanced science elective.  

YEAR 2 – SPRING      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 2022 General Physics II2 4  
Subtotal     8  
         
2Physics 1062 may be taken in place of Physics 2022 if Physics 2701 is taken as an advanced science elective.  

YEAR 3 – FALL        
Department Course# Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3103 Techniques of Chemical Measurements I3 3  
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques 1  
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
Subtotal     7  
         

3Chemistry 3103 is a pre- or co-requisite for all chemistry laboratory courses numbered above 3103.


YEAR 3 – SPRING      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
Subtotal     3  

YEAR 4 – FALL        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 4001 or above Advanced Chemistry Course4 3-5   
Subtotal     3-5  
4Advanced Chemistry Courses for B.A. students consist of all courses in Chemistry having a number of 4001
or higher.   If the student has successfully completed the appropriate prerequisite course, a graduate course in
Chemistry may be included in this category.    

YEAR 4 – SPRING      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course5 3 to 5   
Chemistry 4196

4396
Techniques of Chemical Measurement II6
     or
Physical Chemistry Laboratory6
5

4
WI*

WI*
Subtotal     7-10  
         
*Indicates writing capstone for major    
5Advanced Science Courses for B.A. students consist of Chemistry 3881 or 3891 (only one of these may be counted as an advanced science course), and all other Chemistry courses numbered 4001 and above; Biology 2203, 3096, 3334, 3265, and above;  Physics 2502, 3301, 2701, 2101, 3101, 3302, 4301, 4101, and above; Geology 2000 and above; Math 2101, 3098, 3031, 3141, and above.
6Although neither Chemistry 4196 or Chemistry 4396 are required as part of the B.A. degree program, at least one of the two must be taken in order to satisfy the Core requirement for a capstone writing intensive course in the major. If Chemistry 4396 is selected, it may also count as the B.A. student’s Advanced Science course; if Chemistry 4196 is selected, it may count either as the B.A. student’s Advanced Chemistry or as the Advanced Science course.


Credits in Coursework for B.A. in Chemistry6 52-56
Core / Elective Credits 67-71
Total Credits for B.A. Degree 123

 

Bachelor of Science Requirements for the Major

These include all required courses for the B.A. major; in addition, the B.S. major requires Chemistry 4001, Chemistry 4196, Chemistry 4396, two advanced chemistry courses numbered 4003 or above, and two advanced science courses.

For the B.S. degree to be certified by the American Chemical Society, Calculus III is required.  The two advanced chemistry electives chosen must be Chemistry 4003 and 4401; the two advanced science electives are to be chosen from Chemistry 3891, 4004, 4103, 4107, 4203, 4207, 4503.

With the appropriate selection of electives, the B.S. degree is certified by the American Chemical Society9.

YEAR 1 – FALL THROUGH YEAR 3 – FALL    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
    Identical to B.A. Requirements     

YEAR 3 – SPRING      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
Chemistry 4396 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 4 WI*
Subtotal     7  

YEAR 4 – FALL        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 4001 Inorganic Chemistry 3  
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course 7, 9 3-5  
Chemistry 4003 or above Advanced Chemistry Course8, 9 3-5  
Subtotal     9-13  

YEAR 4 – SPRING         
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 4196 Techniques of Chemical Measurement II 5 WI*
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course7, 9 3-5  
Chemistry 4003 or above Advanced Chemistry Course8, 9 3-5   
Subtotal     11-15  
         
*Indicates writing capstone for major    
7Advanced Science Courses for B.S. students consist of Chemistry 3881 or 3891 (only one of these may be counted as an advanced science course), and all other Chemistry courses numbered 4003 or above;  Biology 2203, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2701, 3101, 3301, 3302, 4101, 4301 and above;  Geology 2000 and above;  Math 2101, 3031, 3098, 3141 and above.
8Advanced 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.
9In order for the B.S. degree to be certified by the American Chemical Society, the student must take Calculus III, Chemistry 4401 (Biochemistry I),  Chemistry 4003 (Inorganic Synthesis), and at least two of the following Chemistry courses from the following Advanced Chemistry and Advanced Science courses:  Chemistry 3891 (Undergraduate Research); Chemistry 4004 (Solid State Analysis);  Chemistry 4103 (Instrumental Design);  Chemistry 4107 (Drug Analysis); Chemistry 4203 (Qualitative Organic Analysis); Chemistry 4207 (Advanced Organic Preparations); and Chemistry 4503 (Introduction to Polymer Chemistry).

Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Chemistry 70-78
Core / Elective Credits 45-53
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 123
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