Chemistry (CHE)

Associate Professor Bishop; Chair
Associate Professor Magers

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. 

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 Major (B.S.): 42 hours to include:

  1. Required major courses - (31 hours)
    1. CHE 111-113, 112-114, 215, 216, 217, 218, 316, 317, MAT 207, PHY 241-243, 242-244.
    2. 16 of these hours must be earned at Belhaven University
  2. Chemistry Seminar – (2 hours)
    1. CHE 441 and/or 442
  3. Biochemistry I or II – (4 hours)
    1. CHE 415 and 417 or CHE 416 and 418
  4. Physcial Chemistry – (4 hours)
    1. CHE 421 and 423 or CHE 422 and 424
  5. Chemistry Elective – (1-3 hours)
    1. At least 1 hour from the following: CHE 351, 352, 413, 431, 432, 441, 442, 451 or 452.   

Chemistry Major with a Concentration in Biochemistry (B.S.): 56 hours to include:

  1. Required major courses - (39 hours)
    1. CHE 111-113, 112-114, 215, 216, 217, 218, 316, 317, 415, 416, 417, 418, MAT 207, PHY 241-243, 242-244.
    2. 16 of these hours must be earned at Belhaven University
  2. Chemistry Seminar – (2 hours)
    1. CHE 441 and/or 442
  3. Physical Chemistry – (4 hours)        
    1. CHE 421 and 423 or CHE 422 and 424
  4. Chemistry Elective – (2 hours)
    1. 2- 4 elective hours from the following: 351, 352, 413, 431, 432, 441, 442, 451 and 452.
    2. Elective topics must be in subjects related to biochemistry and/or medicinal chemistry.
  5. Biology – (8 hours)
    1. BIO 105-106, 107-108
  6. Cell/Molecular Biology Choice -  (4 hours)
    1. 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 (B.S.): 54 hours to include:

  1. Required major courses – (50 hours)
    1. CHE 111-113, 112-114, 215, 216, 217, 218, 316, 317, 415, 416, 417, 418, 421, 422, 423, 424, MAT 207, PHY 241-242, 243-244.
    2. 16 of these hours must be earned at Belhaven University.
  2. Chemistry Seminar – (2 hours)
    1. CHE 441 and/or 442
  3. Chemistry Elective (2 hours)
    1. 2- 4 elective hours from the following: 351, 352, 431, 432, 441, 442, 451 and 452.
    2. Elective topics must be in subjects related to chemical physics.

A minor in Mathematics is recommended but not required

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

 Chemistry Minor: 20 hours to include:

  1. Required Chemistry courses - (12 hours) 
    1.  CHE 111-112, 113-114, and 215-217
  2. Chemistry elective – (4 hours)
    1. 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.
  3. Additional elective – (4 hours)
    1. One 4 hour laboratory course in Chemistry.
  4. 12 hours must be earned at Belhaven University. Students majoring in sciences other than Chemistry requiring some combination of 111-112, 113-114, and 215-217 as part of their degree may be required to take additional coursework for the minor.

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