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American Chemical Society Certificate in Chemistry

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 73 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

Students who complete this program will be awarded a degree in chemistry which will be certified by the American Chemical Society as well as a certificate from CSU, Chico. (Note: ACS requirements change only rarely, but interested students should verify requirements with the Chair of the Department of Chemistry.) Current requirements include the 53-unit core required in the chemistry major and the following additional 20 units. These courses also satisfy the Option in Professional Chemistry.

7 courses required:

CHEM    214A    Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: CHEM 210A.

CHEM    214B    Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: CHEM 214A.

CHEM    215A    Integrated Chemistry Lab I    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 210A and CHEM 214A.

CHEM    215B    Integrated Chemistry Lab II    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: CHEM 210A, CHEM 214A, CHEM 215A; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 210B, CHEM 218.

CHEM    215C    Integrated Chemistry Lab III    2.0    FA

Prerequisites: CHEM 215A, CHEM 215B.

CHEM    218    Instrumental Analysis    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: CHEM 210A, CHEM 215A; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 215B.

CHEM    250A    Biochemistry    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 170.

3 units selected from:

CHEM    172    Advanced Organic Laboratory    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 170.

CHEM    200    Research in Chemistry    1.0-2.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 210B.

CHEM    227    Physical Organic Chemistry    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CHEM 170, CHEM 210B.

CHEM    228    Synthetic Organic Chemistry    1.0-3.0    FA

Prerequisites: CHEM 170; CHEM 170L or CHEM 170M.

CHEM    250B    Biochemistry    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CHEM 250A.

CHEM    251    Biochemistry Laboratory    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: CHEM 105, CHEM 250A; CHEM 170L or CHEM 170M.

CHEM    285A    Research Project    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Open by invitation to chemistry majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; faculty permission.

CHEM    285B    Research Project    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CHEM 285A. Not open to students who have completed CHEM 299H; faculty permission.

CHEM    299H    Honors Research Project    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 105, CHEM 170M, CHEM 210A, CHEM 210B, MATH 007C, PHYS 004A, PHYS 004B, PHYS 004C; faculty permission.

With permission of the Chemistry Department, other courses may be substituted.