Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
The Chemistry Program provides instruction in the fundamental theories, principles, and techniques of all basic sub-fields of chemistry such as general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and polymer chemistry. The courses are especially designed for students who are interested in gaining knowledge and understanding about the basics of chemical elements, organic and inorganic compounds, concepts and mechanisms of chemical reactions, chemical structure, chemical analysis, thermodynamics, and various instrumentation and technologies used in chemistry.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of knowledge on the foundations and applications of chemistry.
- Apply their knowledge to understand real world applications and interdisciplinary relationship between chemistry and other basic sciences such as biology, physics, biophysics, material sciences, biochemistry, and nanotechnology, as well as mathematics.
- Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills in the investigation and interpretation of experimental results.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of experimental approaches to solving problems of a chemical nature and have an ability to extend that knowledge to the solution of new problems.
- Apply their knowledge and skills to effectively communicate (in written and oral formats) to the scientific community.
- Demonstrate ethical values of scientific research and create awareness of chemistry’s impact on the environment and society.
Students enrolled at Coppin State University who are in good academic standing and are interested in pursuing science careers and professions are eligible to be admitted to the Chemistry Program in the Department of Natural Sciences.
All students must complete 40 credit hours of General Education Requirements. Science majors must fulfill the mathematics GER by completing MATH 131 (College Algebra for science majors). In addition, they must take BIOL 106 (Fundamentals of cell biology) and CHEM 101 - General Chemistry (Prerequisite MATH 131), as part of their GER.
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.