Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Chemistry B.S

Course Requirements — Concentration in Biochemistry

The B.S. degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society.

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

CHEM 103HHonors General Chemistry I

4

Fall.
 

CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

CHEM 104HHonors General Chemistry II

4

Spring.
 

CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall, Summer.
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II

4

Spring, Summer.
CHEM 310Biochemistry

4

Fall.
CHEM 403Inorganic Chemistry I

3

Fall.
 

CHEM 404Analytical Chemistry

4

Spring (even years).
-Or-

CHEM 416Environmental Analytical Chemistry

4

Spring (odd years).
 

CHEM 405Physical Chemistry I

3

Fall.
CHEM 407Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

1

Fall.
CHEM 419Biochemistry Mechanisms

3

Spring.
CHEM 422Biochemistry Laboratory

3

Spring.
CHEM 491-493Research in Chemistry

1

As needed.

Note: CHEM 491, CHEM 492, CHEM 493: Research in Chemistry can be fulfilled through any combination of these courses. It is strongly suggested that students take research credits in multiple semesters, beginning in their junior year for a total of 3 credit hours.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE OPTIONS below:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 406Physical Chemistry II

3

Spring.
-And-

CHEM 408Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

1

Spring.
 

-Or-

CHEM 412Inorganic Chemistry II

2

Spring.
-And-

CHEM 413Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

1

Spring.
 

-Or-

CHEM 414Instrumental Methods of Analysis

4

Spring (odd years).
 

-Or-

CHEM 418Marine Environmental Chemistry

4

Spring (even years).
 

-Or-

CHEM 425Advanced Organic Chemistry

4

Fall (odd years).

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 213Calculus II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 200Mechanics

4

Fall.
PHYS 201Electricity and Magnetism

4

Spring.

Note: PHYS 200, PHYS 201: In unusual circumstances, PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 may be substituted for PHYS 200 and PHYS 201, with consent of department chair.

Note: Prior to enrolling in any Chemistry course students must have completed the college mathematics competency.

Course Requirements — Concentration in Environmental Chemistry

The B.S. degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society.

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

CHEM 103HHonors General Chemistry I

4

Fall.
 

CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

CHEM 104HHonors General Chemistry II

4

Spring.
 

CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall, Summer.
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II

4

Spring, Summer.
CHEM 310Biochemistry

4

Fall.
CHEM 403Inorganic Chemistry I

3

Fall.
CHEM 405Physical Chemistry I

3

Fall.
CHEM 407Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

1

Fall.
CHEM 414Instrumental Methods of Analysis

4

Spring (odd years).
CHEM 416Environmental Analytical Chemistry

4

Spring (odd years).
CHEM 418Marine Environmental Chemistry

4

Spring (even years).
CHEM 491-493Research in Chemistry

1

As needed.

Note: CHEM 491, CHEM 492, CHEM 493: Research in Chemistry can be fulfilled through any combination of these courses. It is strongly suggested that students take research credits in multiple semesters, beginning in their junior year, for a total of 3 credit hours.

CHOOSE one of the options below:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 406Physical Chemistry II

3

Spring.
-And-

CHEM 408Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

1

Spring.
 

-Or-

CHEM 412Inorganic Chemistry II

2

Spring.
-And-

CHEM 413Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

1

Spring.
 

-Or-

CHEM 420Biochemistry of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

3

Fall, Spring (odd years).
 

-Or-

CHEM 425Advanced Organic Chemistry

4

Fall (odd years).

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 213Calculus II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 200Mechanics

4

Fall.
PHYS 201Electricity and Magnetism

4

Spring.
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.

Note: PHYS 200, PHYS 201: In unusual circumstances, PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 may be substituted for PHYS 200 and PHYS 201, with consent of department chair.

Note: Prior to enrolling in any Chemistry course students must have completed the college mathematics competency.

Total Credit Hours: 69-70

Course Requirements ­— Concentration in Professional Chemistry

The B.S. degree program is approved by the American Chemical Society.

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

CHEM 103HHonors General Chemistry I

4

Fall.
 

CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

CHEM 104HHonors General Chemistry II

4

Spring.
 

CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall, Summer.
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II

4

Spring, Summer.
CHEM 310Biochemistry

4

Fall.
CHEM 403Inorganic Chemistry I

3

Fall.
 

CHEM 404Analytical Chemistry

4

Spring (even years).
-Or-

CHEM 416Environmental Analytical Chemistry

4

Spring (odd years).
 

CHEM 405Physical Chemistry I

3

Fall.
CHEM 406Physical Chemistry II

3

Spring.
CHEM 407Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

1

Fall.
CHEM 408Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

1

Spring.
CHEM 414Instrumental Methods of Analysis

4

Spring (odd years).
CHEM 491-493Research in Chemistry

1

As needed.

Note: CHEM 491, CHEM 492, CHEM 493: Research in Chemistry can be fulfilled through any combination of these courses. It is strongly suggested that students take research credits in multiple semesters, beginning in their junior year for a total of 3 credit hours.

CHOOSE one of the options below:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 412Inorganic Chemistry II

2

Spring.
-And-

CHEM 413Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

1

Spring.
 

-Or-

CHEM 418Marine Environmental Chemistry

4

Spring (even years).
 

-Or-

CHEM 425Advanced Organic Chemistry

4

Fall (odd years).

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 213Calculus II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 314Calculus III

4

Fall, Spring.
PHYS 200Mechanics

4

Fall.
PHYS 201Electricity and Magnetism

4

Spring.

Note: PHYS 200, PHYS 201: In unusual circumstances, PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 may be substituted for PHYS 200 and PHYS 201, with consent of department chair.

Note: Prior to enrolling in any Chemistry course students must have completed the college mathematics competency.

Total Credit Hours: 65-66