What classes will you take?
- A diverse set of classes in the liberal arts core
- Classes in mathematics through Calculus I and II
Major classes in Chemistry, including:
- CHEM 1211 & 1212 - General Chemistry I & II: An introduction to chemistry providing a study of the principles underlying stoichiometry, reactions, atomic structure, bonding, periodicity, molecular structure, reaction kinetics, gases, liquids, solids, equilibrium, electrochemistry, and coordination compounds.
- CHEM 2211 & 2212 – Organic Chemistry I & II: A systematic study of the compounds of carbon. This includes the study of aliphatic, aromatic, and carbonyl compounds and an assortment of biomolecules. It will examine their properties, nomenclature, preparation, reaction mechanisms, structure, and investigation using instrumental methods.
- CHEM 3211 – Analytical Chemistry: An examination of the theories and practices behind methods for qualitatively and quantitatively determining the chemical composition of a variety of samples.
- CHEM 3410 & 3420 – Physical Chemistry I & 2: An examination into the physics that underlies modern chemistry. The first semester examines the behavior of the world on the macroscopic scale and focuses on the topics of classical thermodynamics, equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. The second semester changes focus to the macroscopic scale and looks at the principles of quantum mechanics used to describe atoms and molecules.
- CHEM 4100 – Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry: An introductory inorganic chemistry course focusing on qualitative descriptions of the structure, bonds and reactivity of inorganic compounds.
What can you do with a degree in chemistry?
Chemistry prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. YHC graduates in chemistry have gone on to medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary school, and have pursued graduate programs in chemical engineering, agriculture, food science, and computational chemistry. In addition to graduate school, YHC chemistry graduates have gone on to do lab work in the private sector.
Chemistry is also offered as a minor!
Chemistry minors learn how to solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, utilize existing literature, and investigate nature according to the scientific method.
Math, Science, and Technology majors are all built on the same liberal arts core, and the chemistry minor is designed to provide students with a breadth of knowledge that will allow them to pursue a diverse range of careers and to critically examine and understand the word around them.
Chemistry prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. A chemistry minor is ideal for a student majoring in biology or psychology that wishes to go on to medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary school. It is also an asset to those who wish to seek a graduate degree and pursue research in fields ranging from engineering, environmental science, food science, nutrition, and agriculture.