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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.)

  • Math 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 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 3196*, Chemistry 4196, Chemistry 4396, Earth & Environmental Science 4096, Earth & Environmental Science 4197, Earth & Environmental Science 4997, Mathematics 3098, Mathematics 4096, Physics 2796* or Physics 4796.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
    • New freshmen students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (25-26 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
    • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (34-35 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.

 

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 (56-61 s.h.)

  • Nine (9) Chemistry courses are required (38-40 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033, 1032/1034, 2201/2203, 2202/2204, 3103/3105 or 3196*/3105, 3301, 3302, 4196 or 4396 and 1 Advanced Chemistry course (4001 or above).
  • One (1) Advanced Science course selected from the following list (3-5 s.h.): Chemistry 3881, 3891 or 4891, all other Chemistry courses numbered 4001 and above; Biology 2203 or 2296*, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Earth & Environmental Science 2000 and above; Math 2101, 3031, 3098, 3141, and above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2701 or 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.

 

*Pending writing-intensive program approval.

 

Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

Year 1 – Fall Semester
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
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 1 – Spring Semester
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
 
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Fall Semester
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






SA
SA
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics

Physics
2021

1061
General Physics I (F)
     or
Elementary Classical Physics I
4

4


SA
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Spring Semester
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






SB
SB
Physics

Physics
2022

1062
General Physics II (S)
     or
Elementary Classical Physics II
4

4


SB
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3103 or 3196* Techniques of Chemical Measurements I1 3 WI*
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques 1  
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     15  
1Chemistry 3103 or 3196* is a pre- or co-requisite for all chemistry laboratory courses numbered above 3103.
 
Year 3 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     13  
Subtotal     16  
         
Year 4 – Fall Semester        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 4001 or above Advanced Chemistry Course2 3-5   
General Education / Elective Credits     11-13  
Subtotal     16  
2Advanced 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 Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course3 3-5   
Chemistry 4196

4396
Techniques of Chemical Measurement II4
     or
Physical Chemistry Laboratory4
5

4
WI

WI
General Education / Elective Credits     5-8  
Subtotal     15  
3Advanced Science Courses for B.A. 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 4001 and above; Biology 2203 or 2296*, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Earth & Environmental Science 2000 and above; Math 2101, 3031, 3098, 3141, and above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2701 or 2796*, 3101, 3301, 3302, 4101, 4301, and above.
4Although 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 Chemistry4 56-61  
General Education / Elective Credits 62-67  
Total Credits for B.A. Degree 123  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

*Pending writing-intensive program approval.

 

Bachelor of Science

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

 

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

  • Math 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 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 3196*, Chemistry 4196, Chemistry 4396, Earth & Environmental Science 4096, Earth & Environmental Science 4197, Earth & Environmental Science 4997, Mathematics 3098, Mathematics 4096, Physics 2796* or Physics 4796.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
    • New freshmen students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (25-26 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
    • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (34-35 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.

 

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 (70-78 s.h.)

  • Twelve (12) Chemistry courses are required (44-48 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033, 1032/1034, 2201/2203, 2202/2204, 3103/3105 or 3196*/3105, 3301, 3302, 4001, 4196, 4396 and 2 Advanced Chemistry courses (4003 or above).
  • Two (2) Advanced Science courses selected from the following list (6-10 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 2203 or 2296*, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Earth & Environmental Science 2000 and above; Math 2101, 3031, 3098, 3141, and above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2701 or 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.

*Pending writing-intensive program approval.

 

Suggested Semester by Semester Plan

Year 1 – Fall Semester
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
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 1 – Spring Semester
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
 
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 – Fall Semester
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






SA
SA
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics

Physics
2021

1061
General Physics I (F)
     or
Elementary Classical Physics I
4

4


SA
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 – Spring Semester
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






SB
SB
Physics

Physics
2022

1062
General Physics II (S)
     or
Elementary Classical Physics II
4

4


SB
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3103 or 3196* Techniques of Chemical Measurements I1 3 WI*
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques 1  
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     15  
1Chemistry 3103 or 3196* is a pre- or co-requisite for all chemistry laboratory courses numbered above 3103.
 
Year 3 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
Chemistry 4396 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 4 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     9  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 4001 Inorganic Chemistry (F) 3  
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course 5, 7 3-5  
Chemistry 4003 or above Advanced Chemistry Course6, 7 3-5  
General Education / Elective Credits     2-6  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 – Spring Semester    
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 4196 Techniques of Chemical Measurement II 5 WI
Science or Mathematics   Advanced Science Course5, 7 3-5  
Chemistry 4003 or above Advanced Chemistry Course6, 7 3-5   
General Education / Elective Credits     0-4  
Subtotal     15  
         
5Advanced 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 4003 or above;  Biology 2203 or 2296*, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Earth & Environmental Science 2000 and above;  Math 2101, 3031, 3098, 3141 and above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2701 or 2796*, 3101, 3301, 3302, 4101, 4301 and above.
6Advanced 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.
7In 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 or 4891 (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  
General Education / Elective Credits 45-53  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 123  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

*Pending writing-intensive program approval.

 

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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