University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jun 26, 2019  
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Chemistry (Professional Chemistry Emphasis), B.S. in Chem.


Description


Chemistry majors complete courses providing a solid background in the physical sciences and mathematics, together with a sequence of courses in general, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Lecture classes are complemented by laboratories that give hands-on experience in chemical methods and instrumentation. The department also strongly encourages undergraduate students to become involved in laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Undergraduate research is an outstanding learning opportunity that cannot be found in class work alone.

The Professional Chemistry Emphasis provides rigorous training in experimental and theoretical chemistry, and includes undergraduate research and specialized courses chosen according to the student’s interests. The Professional Chemistry Emphasis is designed for students who are interested in a career as a chemist in industry or government, or in graduate school in chemistry or related areas. 

This emphasis has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as satisfying rigorous national standards for ACS certification.

http://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans-and-forms/science/chemistry-bs

Contact Information


213 Chemistry Building
(775) 784-6041

College of Science Academic Advisors: http://www.unr.edu/science/academic-advising

Transfer to Nevada


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


 

Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Silver Core Mathematics (4 units) - CO2


  • MATH 181 - Calculus I (4 units) CO2
  • NOTE: Students are expected to place into MATH 181 or higher. Students who do not place into MATH 181 may be required to take additional credits.  

C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (8 units) - CO4, CO4L


D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Silver Core Fine Arts (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (9 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9


The following courses count in the General Education Requirement:

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .

C. Global Context Course - CO11


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .

D. Ethics Course - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


F. Application Course - CO14


III. Additional Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (66-67 units)


B. Required Related Courses (26 units)


V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Electives (14-18 units)


One year of foreign language is recommended.

VII. Recommended Schedule


Example for students seeking an ACS-certified degree with Professional Chemistry Option. Assumes placement into MATH 181  in first semester. Please see department advisor for individualized schedule.

A. First Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (14 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)