Mission

The Chemistry program at NDU is committed to provide students with high quality education in preparation for professional and graduate chemistry-related careers. To achieve its mission of academic excellence, the program integrates a judiciously-designed comprehensive curriculum and a research module for a sound academic, professional, and personal development of students.

Total Credits
92
Apply Before
January 2018
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Program Educational Objectives

  1. 1.Provide students with theoretical and experimental knowledge across the major disciplines of chemistry: organic, physical, inorganic, and analytical;
  2. 2.Supply students with a working knowledge of chemical instrumentation, laboratory techniques, and information technology skills to design and conduct chemistry projects;
  3. 3.Endow students with a working knowledge on chemical literature and research, as well as effective written and oral presentation;
  4. 4.Prepare students for their future careers by promoting communication skills, critical thinking, and ethical standards.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.Prove a strong basis in the fundamentals and applications of chemical theories;
  2. 2.Effectively communicate experimental results and research topics, both orally and in writing;
  3. 3.Design and conduct chemical experiments, interpret scientific data, and explore new areas of chemical research;
  4. 4.Employ instrumental methods, quantitative analysis, statistical tools, and computer software in chemical analysis;
  5. 5.Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities in scientific investigations;
  6. 6.Know the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling of chemicals;
  7. 7.Apply good ethics in their work and value the importance of sharing tasks within teamwork.

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)
CHM 211 Principles of Chemistry 3 cr.
MAT 213 Calculus III 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computers and Their Use (LAC) 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (17cr.)
CHM 215 Quantitative Analysis 4 cr.
CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
MAT 224 Calculus IV 3 cr.
PHS 212 Electricity & Magnetism 3 cr.
PHS 271 Electricity & Magnetism Lab 1 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (17cr.)
CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHM 321 Physical Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHM 272 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2 cr.
GER 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
spring Semester Year II (14cr.)
CHM 322 Physical Chemistry II 4 cr.
CHM 326 Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.
CHM 335 Biological Chemistry 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
CHM 327 Inorganic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHM 372 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory 2 cr.
CHM 440 Instrumental Analysis 4 cr.
CHM CHM Elective 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (14cr.)
CHM 490 Chemistry Project 2 cr.
CHM CHM Elective 3 cr.
CHM CHM Elective 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total 92 Credits
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