University Catalog

Chemistry and Physics

Chemistry Chairperson:  Latha Ramakrishnan
Physics Chairperson: Kevin Haglin
Address: 358 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone: 320.308.3031 (Chemistry)
Phone: 320.308.2011 (Physics)
Email: chemistry@stcloudstate.edu
Email: physics@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/chemphys

BS in Biochemistry (74 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50

Notes

  • All students majoring in chemistry must successfully complete CHEM 391 and CHEM 491. Normally, students register for CHEM 391 in the spring semester of the junior year, and CHEM 491 in the spring semester of the senior year.

Program Requirements

74 credits: CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM 350, CHEM 391, CHEM 420 or CHEM 482, CHEM 450, CHEM 480, CHEM 481, CHEM 491; MATH 211, MATH 212; PHYS 231, PHYS 232; BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 262, BIOL 360 and one from either BIOL 362, BIOL 476 or BIOL 486.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CHEM 391 and CHEM 491.


BS in Chemistry (ACS Approved) (71-86 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Program Requirements

71 credit: CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 310, CHEM 311, CHEM 350, CHEM 391, CHEM 420, CHEM 421, CHEM 422, CHEM 423, CHEM 430, CHEM 431, CHEM 450, CHEM 480, CHEM 489 (2x for 1 credit each) or CHEM 444 (2 credits), CHEM 491; MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 235.

Electives

Select 3 credits: CHEM 320 or CHEM 440, CHEM 444, CHEM 452, CHEM 453, CHEM 460-469, CHEM 481, CHEM 489, CHEM 490. Completion of these courses satisfies the requirements for approval by the American Chemical Society.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CHEM 391 and CHEM 491.


Minor in Chemistry (27-28 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

CHEM 210, CHEM 211, CHEM 240 or CHEM 310, CHEM 241 or CHEM 311, CHEM 350.

Electives

7 credits with at least 3 credits at 300-400 level.  Departmental approval is required.

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