Chemistry (CHE)

Associate Professor Bishop; Chair
Assistant Professor Carlson
Assistant Professor Walker

Modern chemistry is an interdisciplinary subject with applications to medicine, industry, and technology.  Known as the "central science," chemistry has either roots or application to every branch of science.  This department emphasizes the fundamental principles of chemistry, biochemistry and chemical physics while developing experimental, analytical and problem solving skills.  All of the courses in the Chemistry Department are grounded in a foundation of Christian ethics and stewardship for the development of sustainable modern communities.

A major in chemistry prepares the student for graduate studies, for industry, and for entry into the health professions. The mastery of analytical and problem-solving techniques also provides an excellent basis for a wide range of service, management, and leadership roles in society. Students will work hands-on with chemical instrumentation in our modern laboratories and may elect to increase the breadth and depth of their studies by choosing a concentration in either Biochemistry or Chemical Physics. 

Chemistry Major: (1) 31-34 hours (16 of which must be earned at Belhaven University) to include 111-112, 113-114, 215, 216, 217, 218, 316, 317, 415 and 417 or CHE 416 and 418, CHE 421 and 423 or CHE 422 and 424, 2 hours total from 441 and/or 442, and 1-3 hours from the following: 351, 352, 413, 431, 432, 441, 442, 451 and 452.   (2) MAT 207*; (3) PHY 241-242, 243-244.

Chemistry Major with a Concentration in Biochemistry: (1) 36-38 hours (16 of which must be earned at Belhaven University) to include 111-112, 113-114, 215, 216, 217, 218, 316, 317, 415, 416, 417, 418, CHE 421 and 423 or CHE 422 and 424, 2  hours total from 441 and/or 442, and 2- 4 elective hours from the following: 351, 352, 413, 431, 432, 441, 442, 451 and 452.  Elective topics must be in subjects related to biochemistry and/or medicinal chemistry.  (2) MAT 207*; (3) PHY 241-242, 243-244; (4) BIO 105-106, 107-108, BIO 375 and 377 or BIO 376 and 378. A minor in Biology is recommended but not required.

Chemistry Major with a Concentration in Chemical Physics: (1) 36-38 hours (16 of which must be earned at Belhaven University) to include 111-112, 113-114, 215, 216, 217, 218, 316, 317, 415, 416, 417, 418, 421, 422, 423, 424, 2  hours total from 441 and/or 442, and 2- 4 elective hours from the following: 351, 352, 431, 432, 441, 442, 451 and 452.  Elective topics must be in subjects related to chemical physics.   (2) MAT 207* and 208.  A minor in Mathematics is recommended but not required; (3) PHY 241-242, 243-244.

*Note: MAT 207 will fulfill the Math requirement in the General Education requirements.

All Chemistry majors will be required to take the American Chemical Society standardized tests in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry areas during their graduating semester at a time to be determined by the departmental chairman.  Students electing for concentrations in Biochemistry or Chemical Physics (see below) will take an additional test in their subject area.

Those students who desire to attend a graduate school in chemistry should plan to take 36-38 hours of chemistry as well as additional courses in biology, physics, and mathematics depending upon the chosen area of specialization.

Chemistry Minor: 20 hours to include 111-112, 113-114, and 211-212, and one additional 4 hour laboratory course chosen from CHE 316 and 317, 421 and 423, 422 and 424, 413, 415 and 417, or 416 and 418.   12 hours must be earned at Belhaven University.  Students majoring in sciences other than Chemistry requiring some combination of 111-112, 113-114, and 211-212 as part of their degree may be required to take additional coursework for the minor.

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