Chemistry Major

Chemistry majors carry out independent research, with a required research project culminating in a senior thesis. The department encourages students to gain laboratory and teaching experience through a variety of work-study options.

Along with pursuing the B.S. in Chemistry, students can serve as laboratory assistants and chemistry tutors. Laboratory assistants prepare chemicals and equipment for experiments and also perform professional functions during the department’s outreach programs.

Students must receive a minimum grade of C in both CHE 150 and CHE 151 before declaring chemistry as their major. A minimum grade of C is also necessary in each required course in order to continue. 

Students may take the following to satisfy the core curriculum.

Core Offerings

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CHE 120 Chemistry and Society St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 125 An Investigation into Forensic Science St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 140 Introduction to Chemistry and Art St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 150 General Chemistry I St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 175 Principles of General, Organic and Biochemistry    St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
SCI 135 Chemistry in Nutrition and Personal Health St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Chemistry Major

 

CHE 150 General Chemistry I St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 151 General Chemistry II    St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 250 Organic Chemistry I St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry II St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 260 Analytical Chemistry St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 350 Thermodynamics and Kinetics St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 351 Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure
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CHE 450 Seminar in Chemistry St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 460 Senior Project St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Plus any one of

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CHE 331 Biochemistry I St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 360 Introduction to Industrial Chemistry St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CHE 420 Environmental Chemistry OR
CHE 440 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
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Mathematics

 
MAT 205 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
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MAT 206 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Physics

 

PHY 150 General Physics I – Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, Sound St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
PHY 151 General Physics II – Magnetism, Electricity, Optics, Atomic Physics St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Adolescence Education

Students wishing to teach chemistry at the secondary level follow the same curriculum as chemistry majors and must complete CHE 350, CHE 351, CHE 460, BIO 150 and BIO 151. Also, to complete the adolescence education program, students must have and maintain a 2.7 GPA in both their major and education courses.

Courses

Campus

EDU 115 Educational Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CS  121 Psychology of the Exceptional Child St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
EDU 234 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
PSY 220 Adolescent Psychology
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EDU 360 Methods in Secondary Education
 
EDU 361, 363, 364, 365, 366 Special Methods in Secondary Education (in student’s major field)
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EDU 473 Supervised Student Teaching St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Students are also required to perform 100 hours of fieldwork in middle and secondary schools prior to student teaching. Advisement is available throughout the program.

To gain initial certification, students must pass the NYSTCE Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) in their major field, as well as submit fingerprinting documentation and participate in a Child Abuse and a Violence Prevention workshop. Both are offered at the College.

Chemistry Course Descriptions

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