Department of Chemistry

Curriculum

Degree Requirements
Chemistry 111 General Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 112 General Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 231 Organic Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 232 Organic Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 321 Physical Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 322 Physical Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 421 Inorganic Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 422 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry Lec and Lab
Chemistry 4--- Advanced Chemistry Lecture (either Chemistry 423, 424, 426, 437, 471, or 472)
Math 251, 252 Calculus I & II
Math 351 Analysis III
Math 272 Linear Algebra
Math 365 or 255 Ordinary Differential Equations or Theory of Sets
Physics 154 Mechanics
Physics 253 Electricity and Magnetism

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree

It is possible for students enrolled in Engineering, operated under a joint arrangement between Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology, to earn a joint BS in chemistry and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree. The departmental requirements for this dual degree program are the courses, Chemistry 112-112, 231-232, 321-322, 421-422, two additional 400 level chemical engineering courses offered at Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, Boston University, or Rochester Institute of Technology, plus the mathematics and physics courses required under the BS in chemistry program. It is understood that the student must meet all other requirements of the engineering college as well as the requirements of the Dual-Degree Program.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry With a Minor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The Chemistry Department offers a program of study leading to a minor in earth and atmospheric sciences. This program is implemented in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Geophysical Sciences. The earth and Atmospheric Sciences are multidisciplinary, with a strong dependence on the basic physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics; therefore, undergraduate students interested in this program should work toward a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a strong emphasis in either of these disciplines. Specific requirements include:

  • Geology 262
  • Geophysics 272
  • Atmospheric Sciences 282
  • Geochemistry 292
  • Physical and Dynamic Meteorology 362
  • Computer Science 181
  • All courses required for the BS in Chemistry

Academic Requirements
Completion of required major courses with no grade less than 'C' is required for graduation as a chemistry major in the above degree programs. A major in chemistry satisfying any one of the three programs may be recommended for departmental honors by completing the following requirements: Eligibility for college honors, an average of 'B' or above in the required courses and electives, and participation with high-level performance in the Departmental Seminar and in undergraduate research. Chemistry majors will satisfy the College requirement for speech by taking the Professional Communication course from the Department. Students are also expected to engage in significant research during their undergraduate careers.