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SUNY Cortland    
 
    
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry [CHM]


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The chemistry  major provides a solid foundation in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students in this major can pursue many career pathways including employment, government positions or electing to continue their studies in a wide variety of graduate programs.

Career Potential

  • Industrial Chemist
  • Health professions
  • Research scientist
  • Consultant
  • Patent Attorney
  • State and Federal Agency scientist and policy maker

A. Required Courses: 45 credit hours


In addition to the course requirements listed below, students must take five additional credit hours in chemistry at the 300 level or above, excluding CHE 305 and CHE 306.

Students who fulfill this requirement in part by taking 2 cr. hrs. of CHE 480 - Independent Research, fulfill the requirements for the American Chemical Society approved major in Chemistry.

B. Related Courses: 17-20 credit hours


Plus


One additional math course at the 200 level or higher, selected in consultation with advisor. Appropriate courses would include MAT 224, MAT 237, MAT 272 and MAT 430.

C. Other Degree Requirements


59-62 credit hours of General Education requirements and free electives

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the bachelor's degree in Chemistry over four years


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Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Fourth Year Spring


  • CHE 480 - Independent Research (1-3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 300-level elective (3 cr. hr.) 
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 16


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