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Degree Requirements 2018-2019

Bachelor of Arts

  • CHM 115 and CHM 115L- General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 116 and CHM 116L – General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 251 and CHM 251L – Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 252 and CHM 252L – Organic Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 280 and CHM 280L – Quantitative Analytical Chemistry and Lab
  • One of CHM 362 or CHM 368
    • CHM 362 – Physical Chemistry: Macroscopic Theory
    • CHM 368 – Physical Chemistry: Microscopic Theory
  • CHM 491 – Chemistry Seminar (four semesters)
  • SCI 490 – Integrated Science or other approved Keystone
  • CHM 370, or BIO 369, or other approved biochemistry or chemical biology course
  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 146 – Calculus II
  • PHY 121 – General Physics I
  • PHY 122 – General Physics II
  • 4 additional credits from:
    • CHM 362 – Physical Chemistry: Macroscopic Theory
    • CHM 368 – Physical Chemistry: Microscopic Theory
    • CHM 464 – Advanced Organic Chemistry
    • CHM 481 – Instrumental Analysis
    • CHM 482 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHM 494 – Topics in Chemistry (2 cr.)
    • CHM 495 – Topics in Chemistry
    • CHM 498 – Independent Study/Research (can be repeated once)
    • PHY 317 – Biophysics
  • 2 credits from:
    • CHM 430 – Advanced Thermodynamic and Separation Lab
    • CHM 440 – Advanced Synthesis Lab
    • CHM 450 – Advanced Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry Lab

Because upper division courses have Mathematics and Physics prerequisites, students should plan to take MAT 145, 146 in the first year and PHY 121, 122 in the sophomore year.

BA Chemistry majors are required to take either the ETS or DUCK standard exam in College Chemistry prior to graduation.

Teaching Licensure in Physical Science

The State of Minnesota has specific licensing requirements for teachers that may differ slightly in emphasis from the Augsburg major requirements. The state requirements may also be subject to change after publication of this catalog. Students therefore should consult with the Augsburg Department of Education to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

  • CHM 115 and CHM 115L- General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 116 and CHM 116L – General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 251 and CHM 251L – Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 252 and CHM 252L – Organic Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 280 and CHM 280L – Quantitative Analytical Chemistry and Lab
  • CHM 362 – Physical Chemistry: Macroscopic Theory
  • CHM 370 – BioOrganic Chemistry (or a Biochemistry course)
  • CHM 491 – Chemistry Seminar (four semesters)
  • CHM 499 – Introduction to Chemical Research
  • SCI 490 – Integrated Science or other approved Keystone
  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 146 – Calculus II
  • PHY 121 – General Physics I
  • PHY 122 – General Physics II
  • COM 115 or COM 111 – a public speaking course
  • One course from:
    • CHM 464 – Advanced Organic Chemistry
    • CHM 482 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • 2 credits from:
    • CHM 430 – Advanced Thermodynamic and Separation Lab
    • CHM 440 – Advanced Synthesis Lab
    • CHM 450 – Advanced Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry Lab

Chemistry for Pre-Professional Students

Pre-medical students should plan to take at least three courses (and usually more) in Biology. Other pre-health and pre-professional students (physician assistant, pharmacy, etc.—see pre-professional program listings in the Academic Information section) should consult the Chemistry Department for assistance in course planning early in their academic careers.

Bachelor of Science (non-ACS-Approved)

  • CHM 115 and CHM 115L- General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 116 and CHM 116L – General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 251 and CHM 251L – Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 252 and CHM 252L – Organic Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 280 and CHM 280L – Quantitative Analytical Chemistry and Lab
  • One of CHM 362 or CHM 368
    • CHM 362 – Physical Chemistry: Macroscopic Theory
    • CHM 368 – Physical Chemistry: Microscopic Theory
  • CHM 370, or BIO 369, or other approved biochemistry or chemical biology course
  • CHM 491 – Chemistry Seminar (four semesters)
  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 146 – Calculus II
  • PHY 121 – General Physics I
  • PHY 122 – General Physics II
  • SCI 490 – Integrated Science or other approved Keystone
  • 12-credits from:
    • CHM 362 – Physical Chemistry: Macroscopic Theory
    • CHM 368 – Physical Chemistry: Microscopic Theory
    • CHM 464 – Advanced Organic Chemistry
    • CHM 481 – Instrumental Analysis
    • CHM 482 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHM 494 – Topics in Chemistry (2 cr.)
    • CHM 495 – Topics in Chemistry
    • CHM 498 – Independent Study/Research (can be repeated once)
    • PHY 317 – Biophysics
  • 4 credits from:
    • CHM 430 – Advanced Thermodynamic and Separation Lab
    • CHM 440 – Advanced Synthesis Lab
    • CHM 450 – Advanced Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry Lab

Bachelor of Science (American Chemical Society Approved Major)

  • CHM 115 and CHM 115L- General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 116 and CHM 116L – General Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 251 and CHM 251L – Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 252 and CHM 252L – Organic Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHM 280 and CHM 280L – Quantitative Analytical Chemistry and Lab
  • CHM 362 – Physical Chemistry: Macroscopic Theory
  • CHM 368 – Physical Chemistry: Microscopic Theory
  • CHM 430 – Advanced Thermodynamic and Separation Lab
  • CHM 440 – Advanced Synthesis Lab
  • CHM 450 – Advanced Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry Lab
  • CHM 464 – Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHM 481 – Instrumental Analysis
  • CHM 482 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHM 491 – Chemistry Seminar (four semesters)
  • SCI 490 – Keystone or other approved Keystone
  • CHM 370, or BIO 369, or other approved biochemistry or chemical biology course
  • MAT 145 – Calculus I
  • MAT 146 – Calculus II
  • MAT 245 – Calculus III
  • PHY 121 – General Physics I
  • PHY 122 – General Physics II
  • 4-credits from:
    • CHM 494 – Topics in Chemistry (2 cr.)
    • CHM 495 – Topics in Chemistry
    • CHM 498 – Independent Study/Research (can be repeated once)
    • PHY 317 – Biophysics

BS and BS-ACS Chemistry majors are required to take either the ETS or DUCK standard exam in College Chemistry prior to graduation.

Recommended: PHY 245 – Modern Physics, additional mathematics, research experience, and computer proficiency.

General Education Accommodation

BS Chemistry majors are allowed a two-course reduction in the general education program. See the Core Curriculum Modifications section of this catalog for details.

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), and Writing (W) graduation skills are embedded throughout the chemistry major for both BA and BS degrees. ENL 111 should be taken in the first year. The Speaking (S) skill is met through COM 115 (or COM 111 or HON 130 or other approved speaking course) and further developed in upper division chemistry courses.

Departmental Honors

BS ACS major; GPA of 3.50 in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics; 4 credits or summer of approved research; participation in seminar.

Minor in Chemistry

Five courses that must include: CHM 115 (and 115L), 116 (and 116L), CHM 280 (and 280L), and any two other Chemistry courses above 200. At least one of the elective courses numbered above 200 must be taken at Augsburg.

Other Requirements

At least three CHM courses numbered above 200 must be taken at Augsburg for the BA, BS or BS-ACS majors. At least two CHM courses numbered above 200 must be taken at Augsburg for the chemistry minor.

Students must earn a minimum average GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses that apply toward the major or minor in chemistry. A course must be completed with a grade of C- or higher to count as a prerequisite for any chemistry course. A minimum average GPA of 2.0 in chemistry courses is required for any chemistry major.

Note: Other restrictions and prerequisites are in the course descriptions.

Transfer students must consult with a Chemistry Department Advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements for the major.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.