• Chemistry - Biochemistry


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Chemistry is the study of the composition, analysis, structure and properties of matter as well as the transformations matter may undergo. This curriculum is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at a college or university as well as meets MHCC degree requirements for an Associates of Science1. With a degree in chemistry, a person can obtain a wide range of employment opportunities including research in scientific, environmental, or medical laboratories, forensics, food science, fermentation, qualitative analysis, or teaching.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Retain and apply critical chemistry concepts while enrolled in the curriculum
    • Use chemistry principles and logical reasoning skills to solve problems
    • Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques with attention to detail, including the use of associated equipment and instrumentation
    • Communicate scientific topics effectively
    • Recognize connections between chemistry and other disciplines
    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH221 General Chemistry I 5
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 5
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Term Credits:   14
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH222 General Chemistry II 5
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
      Arts & Letters  requirement 3-4
    Term Credits:   17-18
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH223 General Chemistry III 5
    MTH253 Calculus III 4
      Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits:   12-13
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH241 Organic Chemistry I1 5
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus 5
    PH211 General Physics with Calculus I 5
    Term Credits:   15
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH242 Organic Chemistry II1 5
    PH212 General Physics with Calculus II 5
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
      Social Science requirement1 3-4
    Term Credits:   17-18
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH243 Organic Chemistry III1 5
    PH213 General Physics with Calculus III 5
      Health and Physical Education requirement 3
      Arts & Letters  requirement 3-4
    Term Credits:   16-17

    1 1. This sequence replaces the 300-level Organic Chemistry requirement at colleges and universities. With an acceptable score on the ACS National Exam and a minimum of a “C” or better in each course, this sequence transfers as 11-15 credits of 300-level coursework to all Oregon University System schools. Check with your transfer institution to determine any additional Organic Chemistry requirements.

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