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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 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!
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
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).
Elizabeth Eddy's path to professional success began when she made the choice to pursue her passion for the sciences at Curry College. Today, Liz calls Washington, D.C. home and is an ORISE Research Participant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
When Kenley Preval, '15, transferred to Curry from a large university, he was looking for a more hands-on Biology program and the ability to work one-on-one with professors while developing his research in the medical field. After graduating from Curry in 2015, Kenley conducted research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is now enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Medical School's joint MD-PhD program.
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.