UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

CHEMISTRY



Timothy F. Crimmins, Chairperson
Department Office: Halsey Science 432
Department Telephone: 920-424-1400

Code 32 or CHEM

I. FACULTY

Crimmins, Gibson, Gutow, Hauer, Mihalick, Moore, Neuendorf, Paulson, Plude, Utke, Wacholtz, Xie, Zeng

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Chemistry can lead to the degree: Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

Upon completion of a Chemistry major, students will be 1) knowledgeable about the factual and theoretical basis of chemistry, 2) competent to work in a laboratory situation, 3) familiar with the use and applications of modern instrumentation and computers, 4) able to communicate effectively, 5) access and retrieve specific chemical information from the chemical literature, 6) able to anticipate, recognize, and respond properly to hazards of chemicals, 7) work cooperatively with others in problem solving situations, and 8) identify the benefits and problems of modern chemistry for society.

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers a choice of three emphases within the Chemistry Major. These are: 1) Professional, 2) Liberal Arts, 3) Secondary Education.

Within the Professional emphasis, there are two options: 1) Chemistry 2) Biochemistry.

Within the Liberal Arts emphasis, there are four options: 1) Chemistry, 2) Biochemistry, 3) Geochemistry, 4) Business.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers 1 minor: 1) Chemistry.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Chemistry major or minor.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Chemistry
  • 32-105 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
  • 32-106 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
  • 32-221 Quantitative Analysis 5 cr.
  • 32-235 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.
  • 32-335 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
  • 32-347 Physical Chemistry I 3 cr
  • 32-349 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
  • 32-490 Seminar 0+1 cr

Math

Physics

Comment:

The 22 credits of Math and Physics courses in the core are not counted as part of the required minimum credits for any of the emphases/options.

All senior Chemistry majors are to enroll for two semesters of seminar (32-490), one of which must be taken for credit. The Chemistry Seminar (32-490) requirement is waived for any student who does Honors: Thesis (32-474) in Chemistry, provided that the student attends Chemistry Seminar for two semesters and present his/her oral Thesis Seminar in the normal Chemistry program.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. CHEMISTRY MAJOR

A. Professional emphasis

1. Chemistry Option

Recommended for students who wish to be certified as having met the requirements of the American Chemical Society for professional training.

Required Credits: 45 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

2. Biochemistry Option

Required Credits: 47 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

For both the Chemistry and Biochemistry Options:

Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in the following individualized research/internship courses: 32-446, 32-474, 32-495.

Comment:

Independent Study (32-446), Honors Thesis (32-474), and/or Chemistry Research Internship (32-495) may be counted towards graduation requirements, with a credit maximum of 12 for 32-446, 6 for 32-474, and 6 for 32-495.

B. Liberal Arts emphasis

Recommended for students who have more diversified interests and career goals, by allowing a choice of either the traditional or one of the three interdisciplinary options.

1. Chemistry option

Required Credits: 38 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

Chemistry: 6 credits from 32-303, 32-304, 32-305, 32-306, 32-323, 32-336, 32-360 and all Chemistry courses numbered 400 and above.

Comment:

Appropriate courses from other departments may be substituted for the recommended electives with Chemistry Department approval.

2. Biochemistry option

Required Credits: 45 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies: For students enrolling before fall, 1998, two courses, one of which must be Biology. For students enrolling after summer, 1998, one course is required.

3. Geochemistry option

Required Credits: 59 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies: 6 credits from

Course Substitutions: 51-150 or 51-110 can be substituted for 51-102.

4. Business option

Required Credits: 45 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: See requirements for a Business minor.

Comment:

36-206 and 36-207 are not counted as part of the 45 credit minimum.

A knowledge of Computer Applications and Statistics is strongly recommended.

C. Secondary Education emphasis

Recommended for students who plan to enter the Secondary Education Program in preparation for teaching high school Chemistry.

Required Credits: 37 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

  • Chemistry 6 credits of Chemistry courses at the 300 level or above (excluding 32-495).

VII. MINOR(S)

1. CHEMISTRY MINOR

Required Credits: 23 minimum

Required Courses:

For those students graduating with a Medical Technology major, 32-303, 32-304 and 32-320 may be substituted for 32-221.

Electives: None

Comment:

32-109/32-110 can be substituted for 32-105 and 32-106, in which case the number of credits required for the minor is reduced by 5, except for those seeking teacher certification.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999