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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 Environmental Science, 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 include:
|CHEM 2510/2610||Organic Chemistry I with Lab|
|CHEM 2520/2620||Organic Chemistry II with Lab|
|CHEM 2030/2130||Analytical Chemistry with Lab|
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:
Science Building, Room 202
"Preparation." That is the term Sarah Nix '12 uses to summarize her internship experience at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute while a student at Curry College.