bachelor of science in chemistry
the chemistry major and minor programs are designed to prepare students for: (1) graduate work in chemistry; (2) admission to medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary schools; (3) employment in laboratory oriented positions in government and industry; and (4) teaching secondary school chemistry, provided teaching certification requirements of the school of education are fulfilled. the chemistry program also provides course offerings in chemistry required by major programs in agriculture, biology, engineering, nursing and other health-related sciences. chemistry majors must have a “c” or better in all courses required of the major.” it is recommended that chemistry majors planning to pursue graduate work in chemistry complete one year of a modern language, (french, german or russian). courses in applied mathematics and computer science and as many upper division courses in chemistry and physics as the student’s schedule will permit are also highly recommended.
it is very important for new and transfer students who elect chemistry as a major to contact the chemistry major program advisor for advisement immediately after declaring this major.
bs chemistry goals/objectives include the following:
chemistry major requirements
the chemistry program offer four tracks: three tracks for bachelor of science (bs) degree in chemistry and 1 track for bachelor of arts (ba) degree in chemistry with teaching emphasis. the bs tracks are: bs chemistry track, bs chemistry pre-pharmacy track, bs chemistry – biology dual degree track. the bs chemistry teaching track is tailored for those that are going to teach at high school level.
required courses (29-30 credit hours): ch102-102l, ch103-103l, ch310a-b, ch311, ch312, ch330-330l
and ch491, and ma161a-b or ma165.
electives (4 credit hours): any upper division course(s) in chemistry (ch).
required courses (63 credit hours): ch102-ch102l, ch103-ch103l, ch310a-b, ch311, ch312, ch330-ch330l,
ch410-ch410l, ch450a-b, ch451, ch491 and ma203, ma204, ma 205 and ph210, ph211, ph251,
elective (5 credit hours): upper division chemistry (ch) courses or program-approved courses.
bs chemistry pre-pharmacy track
(total: 86 - 87 credits hours)
required courses (82-83 credit hours): ch102-ch102l, ch103-ch103l, ch310a-b, ch311, ch312, ch330-ch330l,
ch350-ch350l, ch/ bi419-ch/ bi419l, ch491 and bi124-bi124l, bi125-bi125l, bi157-bi157l,
bi158-bi158l, bi225-bi225l, bi315-bi315l, bi416-bi416l, and ma161a-b (or ma165), ma203,
and ph210, ph211, ph251, ph252 and nu207b
elective (4 credit hour): upper division chemistry or biology course recommend ge requirements, ct101, py101, s0101, ba110, en110, en111, c0210, ma151
required courses (69-73 credit hours): ch102-ch102l, ch103-ch103l, ch310a-b, ch311, ch312, ch330-ch330l,
ch350-ch350l, ch392, ch491 and bi100-bi100l, bi157-bi157l, bi158-bi158l, and ma 161a-b
or ma165, ma203, and ph210, ph211, ph251, ph252 and ns110-ns110l, ns112-ns112l or
electives (9 credit hours): 5 credit hours of upper division chemistry (ch) courses and 4 credit hours of upper division science (al, bl, ma, ph) courses.
required courses (85 credit hours): ch102-ch102l, ch103-ch103l, ch310a-b, ch311, ch312, ch330-ch330l,
ch350-ch350l, ch410-ch410l, ch/ bi419-ch/ bi419l, ch491 and bi157-bi157l, bi158-bi158l,
bi225-bi225l, bi310, bi315-bi315l, bi410-bi410l, bi412-bi412l, bi416-bi416l, and ma203,
and ph210, ph211, ph251, ph252.
electives (9 credit hours): 5 credit hours of upper division chemistry course and 4 credit hours of upper division biology course.
note: as approved by fs no 5764- request for program removal. b.s. and minor in computer information systems. – no new majors or minors accepted into the program starting fall 2018. approved 121517
the chemistry department has the following equipment that is used for teaching chemistry courses and research.
there are instruments that are available under mutual arrangement with relevant units within the university of guam as listed.
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