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Chemistry

74-105 credits

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Transfer Policies

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside.

Chemistry major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  Chemistry

 

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide.

Requirements for the Chemistry Major  | 74-105 credits
 

Required Introductory Chemistry Courses |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
CHM 121 General Chemistry 1
AND
General Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 101

CHEM 103
CHM 123 General Chemistry ll
AND
General Chemstry Lab ll
CHEM 102

CHEM 104


Required Chemistry Courses  |  22 credits

CLC COURSE      PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Chemistry Seminar: Careers, Safety and Literature CHEM 155
- Quantitative Analysis CHEM 206
- Physical Chemistry l CHEM 302
CHM 222

Organic Chemistry l
AND
Organic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 321

CHEM 323
CHM 223 Organic Chemistry ll
AND
Organic Chemistry Laboratory 
CHEM 322

CHEM 323


Required Courses in Mathematics   |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
MTH 145 Calculus and Analytic Geometry l MATH 221
MTH 146 Calculus and Analytic Geometry ll MATH 222


Capstone Requirement   |  1 credit 
Choose one:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Senior Seminar CHEM 495
- Senior Thesis CHEM 497

Concentration Required  | 31-62 credits

Choose one:

General Chemistry Concentration  |  31 credits

Students completing this concentration are equipped with essential foundational knowledge and skills for many entry level positions and to consider a career in secondary education. This concentration is also ideal for students who are already employed in the field and need a degree to increase their career options. Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for a certificate in green chemistry. It is the responsibility of the student to declare the certificate, it is not automatically awarded.

Required Chemistry Courses  |  18 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
- Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 210
- Introduction to Green Chemistry CHEM 230
- Physical chemistry ll CHEM 303
- Physical Chemistry Laboratory l CHEM 304
- Biochemistry Laboratory  CHEM 308
- Chemistry of Biological Systems CHEM 324
- Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  CHEM 400

 

Elective Chemistry Courses  |  3 credits
Choose one:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Chemical Instrumentation CHEM 306
- Advanced Organic Chemistry  CHEM 402
- Advanced Biochemistry  CHEM 410

 

Required Physics Courses  |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
PHY 123 General Physics l PHYS 201
PHY 124 General Physics ll PHYS 202

 

 



 


Chemistry for Pre-Health Professions Concentration  |  62 credits 

(Premedical/Pharmacy)
This curriculum is specifically designed for students continuing into professional health schools. Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for a minor in biological sciences. It is the responsibility of the student to declare this minor, it is not automatically awarded.

Essential Preparatory Courses  |  15 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ECO 222 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 120
- Introduction to Literature ENGL 167
PSY 121 Introduction to Psychological Science PSYC 101
SOC 121 Introduction to Sociology  SOCA 101
SPE 121
or
CMM 121
Public Speaking SPCH 105


Required Biological Sciences Courses  |  23 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE NAME
BIO 121
or
BIO 161
Bioscience BIOS 101
BIO 122
or
BIO 162
Organismal Biology BIOS 102
- Biostatistics BIOS 210
- General Genetics BIOS 260
- Microbiology  BIOS 303
- Mammalian Physiology BIOS 341


Required Chemistry Courses  |  14 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Physical Chemistry ll CHEM 303
- Physical Chemistry Laboratory l CHEM 304
- Biochemical Metabolism CHEM 307/BIOS 307
- Chemistry of Biological Systems CHEM 324
- Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  CHEM 400


Required Physics Courses  |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
PHY 123 General Physics l PHYS 201
PHY 124 General Physics ll PHYS 202

 

 


 



Biochemistry Concentration  |  52 credits 

The biochemistry concentration provides additional laboratory experience compared to the pre-health professions concentration and is best suited to students continuing in graduate schools with a specific interest in drug design, medicinal chemistry and toxicology. Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for a minor in biological sciences. It is the responsibility of the student to declare this minor, it is not automatically awarded.

Required Biological Sciences Courses  |  19 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
BIO 121
or
BIO 161
Bioscience BIOS 101
BIO 122
or
BIO 162
Organismal Biology BIOS 102
- Biostatistics BIOS 210
- General Genetics BIOS 260
- Molecular Biology BIOS 309


Elective in Biological Sciences  |  4 credits
Choose one:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics of Nucleic Acids BIOS 453
- Protein Biochemistry and Bioinformatics BIOS 455


Required Chemistry Courses  |  19 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Physical Chemistry ll CHEM 303
- Physical Chemistry Laboratory l CHEM 304
- Biochemical Metabolism CHEM 307/BIOS 307
- Biochemistry Laboratory CHEM 308
- Chemistry of Biological Systems CHEM 324
- Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  CHEM 400
- Advanced Biochemistry CHEM 410


Required Physics Courses  |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
PHY 123 General Physics l PHYS 201
PHY 124 General Physics ll PHYS 202

 

 


 



Industrial Chemistry Concentration  |  51-52 credits 

The industrial chemistry concentration equips students for non-laboratory intensive career in the chemical industry including product development, business development, sales, marketing research, technical service and manufacturing. These positions are at the interface between product development and applications. Students who complete this concentration are also eligible for the certificate in green chemistry, but it is the responsibility of the student to declare the certificate.

Required Business and Economics Courses  |  27 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ACC 121 Financial Accounting ACCT 201
ACC 122 Managerial Accounting ACCT 202
ECO 222 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 120
ECO 221 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 121
- Managerial Finance FIN 330
- Organizational Behavior MGT 349
- Marketing Principles MKT 350
MTH 222 Business Statistics l QM 210

Elective in management and/or marketing


Required Chemistry Courses  |  9 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 210
- Introduction to Green Chemistry CHEM 230
- Survey of Industrial Chemistry CHEM 355
- Internship in Chemistry CHEM 494


In-Depth Elective Chemistry Course Sequence  |  5-6 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
i. Physical:    
- Physical Chemistry ll CHEM 303
- Physical Chemistry Laboratory l CHEM 304
ii. Analytical:    
- Chemical Instrumentation CHEM 306
- Instrumental Analysis Laboratory CHEM 400
iii. Biochemistry:    
-

Biochemical Metabolism
OR
Chemistry of Biological Systems
AND
Advanced Biochemistry

CHEM 307/BIOS 307
OR
CHEM 324
AND
CHEM 410

iv. Organic:    
- Advanced Organic Laboratory CHEM 401
- Advanced Organic Chemistry CHEM 402


Required Physics Courses  |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
PHY 123 College Physics l PHYS 105
PHY 124 College Physics ll PHYS 106

Students may use PHYS 201 and PHYS 202 in place of PHYS 105 and PHYS 106

 

 


 

 

 


Natural Products Concentration  |  44 credits
 

Natural products have had a major impact on chemistry, chemical biology and drug discovery and have been part of medical remedies since ancient times. The structural diversity of organic molecules produced in nature is matched only by the range of their biological activities and applications. Natural products represent an important source of leads for medicinal chemistry, and drugs developed from natural products are used for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, as well as bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Students completing this concentration will be able to describe the biological activities of secondary metabolites, and develop and verify analytical methods for the extraction and analysis of active ingredients in natural products.

Required Chemistry Courses  |  15 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Chemical Instrumentation CHEM 306
- Chemistry of Biological Systems CHEM 324
- Chemistry of Natural Products CHEM 350
- Instrumental Analysis Laboratory CHEM 400
- Current and Future Directions in Natural Products CHEM 450

Elective Chemistry Core  |  3 credits
Any combination of the following accepted but content must be related to Natural Products and suitable for capstone requirement.

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Internship in Chemistry CHEM 494
- Independent Study CHEM 499


Required Biological Sciences Courses  |  15 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
BIO 121
or
BIO 161
Bioscience BIOS 101
BIO 121
or
BIO 162
Organismal Biology BIOS 102
- Botany BIOS 324
- Plant Physiology BIOS 344


Required Physics Courses  |  10 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
PHY 121 College Physics l PHYS 105
PHY 122 College Physics ll PHYS 106


Capstone Chemistry Requirement  |  1 credit

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Senior Thesis CHEM 497

 

 

 


 




Professional Chemistry Concentration  |  32 credits

This concentration is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students who complete this concentration are registered with the ACS and have the certification recorded on their official University credentials. Participation in undergraduate research, independent study, is strongly encouraged. This concentration is also the premier choice for students planning to pursue graduate studies.

Required Chemistry Courses  |  19 credits

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
- Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 210
- Physical Chemistry ll CHEM 303
- Physical Chemistry Laboratory l CHEM 304
- Biochemistry Laboratory CHEM 308
- Chemistry of Biological Systems CHEM 324
- Instrumental Analysis Laboratory CHEM 400
- Advanced Organic Laboratory CHEM 401


Elective Chemistry Course (3 credits)
Choose one:

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
- Chemical Instrumentation CHEM 306
- Advanced Organic Chemistry CHEM 402
- Advanced Biochemistry CHEM 410


Required Physics Courses  |  10 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
PHY 123 General Physics I PHYS 201
PHY 124 General Physics II

PHYS 202

 

 

Redundant Courses
Credits earned in courses which in large part duplicate the content of any of those listed above cannot be applied toward the major or used in computing the GPA for the major.

 

Honors in Chemistry

To be eligible for a B.S. with honors in chemistry, a chemistry major must attain a GPA of 3.25 or better in all chemistry courses taken and complete a senior thesis (CHEM 497) and defend it before a committee of three faculty members, at least two of whom are from chemistry. In addition, an overall GPA of at least 3.00 must be attained.

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