Chemistry

The chemistry minor at Curry supports and provides an added dimension and background to understanding the concepts involved in the study of the environment and of life itself. Chemistry courses strongly support those majoring in Biology and Biochemistry, as well as those preparing for careers in nursing, medicine, and technology.

Requirements for the Chemistry Minor:
12 credits in graded chemistry courses beyond the introductory level, at least six of which must be taken at Curry College. Normally these would be from the list below:

CHEM 2510/2610 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
CHEM 2520/2620 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
CHEM 2030/2130 Analytical Chemistry with Lab
CHEM 3570/3670 Biochemistry I with Lab

 

Pre-Health Profession Studies

Students wishing to pursue a career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, or other medical careers requiring an advanced degree should consider Curry's Pre-Health Profession Studies Program (This encompasses what are popularly called pre-med programs, pre-dental programs, etc). While not a major at any college, this program is designed to offer advice, guidance, and coursework to prepare students for a variety of career paths in medicine.

Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program

The Exploratory Health Professions (EHP) Program at Curry College is designed to help students interested in health services fields identify and pursue a major that will lead to internships and employment in the health care industry following graduation. Students selected for this program will take a common set of courses their first year and have the opportunity to participate in workshops and events throughout the year that assist with identifying strengths and interests and expose them to options in health related professions. At the end of the first year, EHP students will have the opportunity to declare their major and plan their pathway to graduation.

New in the Fall of 2015! - Science Scholars Program

This program offers a unique opportunity for students who share a commitment to academics and a passion for science.   Students joining the Science Scholars cohort will take science courses together, and those choosing to live on campus will be housed in our newest residence hall, Bell Hall, where you will have a Resident Assistant majoring in science, access to a classroom, individual, and group study spaces, and programming related to both your major and careers in the sciences. Apply Today!

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Chemistry Minor students will be:

  • Competent in solving quantitative problems, and employ critical thinking and analytical reasoning to make sure that their answers are reasonable.
  • Able to clearly discuss the major concepts and the fundamental principles of chemistry i.e. thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics, atomic structure and bonding, chemical reactivity and synthesis.
  • Skilled in modern instrumental methods (NMR, IR, GS-MS) and techniques used in analytical and organic chemistry to analyze and characterize compounds.
  • Able to maintain a laboratory notebook based on standard practice.
  • Proficient in performing lab techniques, collecting, analyzing and evaluating experimental data.
  • Able to clearly communicate scientific information in both oral and written formats.
  • Skilled in the proper procedures and practices for safe handling and the use of chemicals

Contact the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department:
Nancy Gallagher
Science Building, Room 202
617-333-2277
ngallagh0705@curry.edu

 
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Pre-Health Profession Studies

Students wishing to pursue a career as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, or other medical careers requiring an advanced degree should consider Curry's Pre-Health Profession Studies Program (This encompasses what are popularly called pre-med programs, pre-dental programs, etc).

Meet Nick Messier '13 - Biopharmaceutical Technologist

Nick Messier '13 always had a clear idea of the career path he would take, and just months after graduating from Curry College, the dual biology/criminal justice major was already employed as a Biopharmaceutical Technologist at Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, Mass.

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