Chemistry Major

Major Requirements for the B.A. Degree in Chemistry

Requirements for the major include the completion of a sequence of introductory and advanced courses in chemistry that introduce students to the main areas of study in chemistry. Coursework in the related fields of mathematics and physics is also required to prepare students for upper-level courses in chemistry. For the Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, students must complete at least 38 credit hours in chemistry, among which must be included the courses listed below. 

Total Credit Hours required for A.B. degree in chemistry is 54 credits.
CHEM 111Chemical Principles I4
CHEM 112Chemical Principles II4
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 239Integrated Research Lab I1
CHEM 241Quantitative Analysis2
CHEM 242Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 337Elements of Physical Chemistry4
CHEM 339Integrated Research Lab II1
CHEM 341Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 400Chemistry Seminar2
One upper level course 1
38 hours of Chemistry courses38
Additional courses required by both the BA and BS majors 16
MATH 220Calculus I: Differential Calculus4
MATH 222Calculus II: Integral Calculus4
Select one of the following:
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
Classical and Modern Physics I
and Classical and Modern Physics II
8
PHYS 211
PHYS 212
College Physics I
and College Physics II
8

Total credits required for A.B. degree in chemistry is 54 credits

1

The following chemistry courses can be used to satisfy the upper level course requirement:

CHEM 434Biochemistry (BIOL 434)4
CHEM 425Advanced Topics in Chemistry4
CHEM 390Internship1-8
CHEM 460Advanced Independent Study1-8
CHEM 470Senior Thesis1-8
CHEM 490Departmental Honors1-8
An advanced course in chemistry or a related field approved by the Chemistry department chair4

Majors who intend to pursue graduate study are strongly encouraged to obtain experience in computer programming at the level of Introduction to Computer Programming (CTIS 210).

Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in an industrial or governmental internship, pursue undergraduate research during the semester or summer, and/or study abroad as part of their experience at Guilford.

Scholarships. To recognize superior work in chemistry, the department annually offers a prize for outstanding achievement to a first-year student in Chemical Principles and the Harvey Ljung Scholarship to a rising senior chemistry major. In addition, the department selects a senior for the Ted Benfey Outstanding Student Award. Chemistry majors are also eligible for the GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding rising junior woman science major.

 

Major Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Chemistry

 Requirements for the major include the completion of a sequence of introductory and advanced courses in chemistry that introduce students to the main areas of study in chemistry. Coursework in the related fields of mathematics and physics is also required to prepare students for upper-level courses in chemistry. For the Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, students must complete at least 36 credit hours in chemistry, among which must be included the courses listed below. For the Bachelor of Science in chemistry, students must complete 43 credit hours in chemistry, among which must be included the courses listed below.

Total credit hours required for B.S. degree in Chemistry is 59 credits. 

CHEM 111Chemical Principles I4
CHEM 112Chemical Principles II4
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 241Quantitative Analysis2
CHEM 242Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM 239Integrated Research Lab I1
CHEM 337Elements of Physical Chemistry4
CHEM 338Applications of Physical Chemistry4
CHEM 339Integrated Research Lab II1
CHEM 341Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 400Chemistry Seminar2
CHEM 439Integrated Research Lab III1
One upper level course 14
43 hours of Chemistry courses43
Additional courses required by both the BA and BS majors16
MATH 220Calculus I: Differential Calculus4
MATH 222Calculus II: Integral Calculus4
Select one the following:
PHYS 211
PHYS 212
College Physics I
and College Physics II
8
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
Classical and Modern Physics I
and Classical and Modern Physics II
8

Total credits required for B.S. degree in chemistry is 59 credits. 

1

The following chemistry courses can be used to satisfy the upper level course requirement:

CHEM 434Biochemistry (BIOL 434)4
CHEM 425Advanced Topics in Chemistry4
CHEM 390Internship1-8
CHEM 460Advanced Independent Study1-8
CHEM 470Senior Thesis1-8
CHEM 490Departmental Honors1-8
An advanced course in chemistry or a related field approved by the Chemistry department chair4

Majors who intend to pursue graduate study are strongly encouraged to obtain experience in computer programming at the level of Introduction to Computer Programming (CTIS 210 Introduction to Computer Programming).

Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in an industrial or governmental internship, pursue undergraduate research during the semester or summer, and/or study abroad as part of their experience at Guilford.

Scholarships

To recognize superior work in chemistry, the department annually offers a prize for outstanding achievement to a first-year student in Chemical Principles and the Harvey Ljung Scholarship to a rising senior chemistry major. In addition, the department selects a senior for the Ted Benfey Outstanding Student Award. Chemistry majors are also eligible for the Glaxo-Wellcome Women in Science Scholarship, awarded annually to an outstanding rising junior woman science major.