(This POE applies to students entering fall 2016)

A designated POE in chemistry must meet the minimum criteria listed below. When combined with appropriate supporting courses, it can provide a useful basis for further study in related areas-for example, in computer science, physics, geology, environmental science, biochemistry, or a variety of biomedical fields such as immunology, pharmacology, virology, medicinal chemistry, nutrition, toxicology, medicine, and molecular genetics, to name a few. In some cases it may be appropriate to consider writing an individual POE. For example, a student interested in Chemical Physics may wish to design a POE that eliminates some organic chemistry and includes more math and physics courses. Any chemistry faculty member will be willing to discuss the procedure for writing such a POE.

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Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 120 Chemistry Seminar 1      
CH 142 Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3 corequisite CH 143 N  
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory I 1 corequisite CH 142 N QS
CH 144 Integrated Chemistry: Principles II 3 CH 142 or permission, corequisite CH 145 N  
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory II 1 CH 143, corequisite CH 144 N QS
CH 222 Inorganic Chemistry (with laboratory) 4 co- or prerequisite CH 144 N  
CH 242 Integrated Chemistry: Organic 3 CH 144, corequisite CH 243 N  
CH 243 Integrated Chemistry: Organic Laboratory 1 corequisite CH 242 N  
CH 252 Analytical Chemistry (with laboratory) 4 CH 144 N QS
CH 262 Organic Chemistry (with laboratory) 4 CH 242 N  
CH 342 Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry 3 CH 242 N  
CH 352 Physical Chemistry I 3 CH 242, PC 203, MA 230 N  
CH 354 Physical Chemistry II 3 CH 352 N  
CH 355 Physical Chemistry Lab 3 CH 352 N CW
CH 362 Chemical Synthesis 2 CH 222, CH 252, CH 262 N  
CH 372 Instrumental Methods 3 CH 252 N  
CH 3XX/4XX Upper level elective 3   N  
CH 432 Comprehensive Chemistry 1 Instructor permission N Q
MA 130 Calculus I 4   N QM
MA 230 Calculus II 4 MA 130 N QM
PC 202 Introductory Physics I 3 corequisite PC 202L & MA 130 N QM
PC 202L Physics Laboratory I 1 corequisite PC 202 N  
PC 203 Introductory Physics II 3 PC 202 & MA 130, coreq. PC 203L N QM
PC 203L Physics Laboratory II 1 corequisite PC 203 N  

Total credit hours = 62 (21 upper level)
1 CW within the POE: CH 355

Possible schedule for a POE in Chemistry
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Year Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Freshman EN 110, College Writing Seminar 4 CH 144, Integrated Chemistry: Principles II 3
  IT 100, Information Access 1 CH 145, Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory II 1
  CH 142, Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3 CH 222, Inorganic Chemistry 4
  CH 143, Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory I 1 MA 230, Calculus II 4
  CH 120, Chemistry Seminar 1 Electives 3
  MA 130, Calculus I 4    
  Elective 1    
    15   15
Sophomore CH 242, Integrated Chemistry: Organic 3 CH 342, Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry 3
  CH 243, Integrated Chemistry: Organic Laboratory 1 CH 262, Organic Chemistry 4
  CH 252, Analytical Chemistry 4 PC 203, Intro. Physics II
  PC 202, Intro. Physics I 3 PC 203L, Intro. Physics Lab II 1
  PC 202L, Physics Lab 1 1 CA, IC or electives 3-4
  CA, IC or electives 3-4    
    15-16   14-15
Junior (*may be spent abroad) CH 352, Physical Chemistry I 3 CH 354, Physical Chemistry II 3
  CH 362, Chemistry Synthesis 2 CH 355, Physical Chemistry Lab
  Upper level Chemistry (could be research) 3 CH 372, Instrumental Methods 3
  CA, IC or electives 6-7 CA, IC or electives 6
    14-15   15
Senior Upper-level Chemistry (could be research) 3 *Upper-level Chemistry (could be research) 3
      CH 432, Comprehensive Chemistry 1
  Electives 12 Electives 12
    15   16

*Students may study chemistry at the Catholic University in Lille, France, the University of Applied Science in Steinfurt, Germany, or at the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. Study of a language can replace CA and IC by completing language study beyond the 210 level and at least 1 semester abroad in the target language. Summer language programs can help to provide the necessary language training. Calculus I and II might be taken in summer school to provide an opportunity for language preparation. Alternatively, language might be studied abroad during the summer prior to the junior year.