Degree Requirements

All students are required to complete overall degree requirements in addition to their major.  Please see Degree Completion Requirements for full details for students entering in the 2022-2023 catalog year. 

Those students who started at Hiram prior to the 2022-2023 academic year will follow the Degree Requirements outlined in your catalog of record.

Major Requirements

The chemistry major assumes knowledge of basic chemistry. For most persons this will be demonstrated by successful completion of the general chemistry course sequence, CHEM 12000 GEN I:STRUCTURE/BOND-W/LAB:SM/CHEM 12100 GEN II:INTR CHEM ANLS-W/LAB:SM. Students scoring 5 on the AP chemistry examination are deemed to have successfully completed the general chemistry requirement. Students scoring a 4 on the AP chemistry exam will receive credit for CHEM 12000 GEN I:STRUCTURE/BOND-W/LAB:SM, and may register for CHEM 12100 GEN II:INTR CHEM ANLS-W/LAB:SM.

Required Core Courses
CHEM 22000INTRO TO ORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB4
CHEM 23000INTRO TO INORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB4
CHEM 24000QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS-W/LAB4
CHEM 32000INTERMED ORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB4
CHEM 35000PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I-W/LAB4
CHEM 48000SENIOR SEMINAR1
Chemistry Elective
Select one course from the 30000- or 40000-level 11-4
ACS Requirement
Required Correlative Courses
MATH 19800CALCULUS I:MM4
MATH 19900CALCULUS II:MM4
PHYS 21300FUNMNTLS OF PHYSICS-W/LAB I:SM4
PHYS 21400FUNMNTL OF PHYSICS-W/LAB II:SM4
Total Hours38-41
1

Students who pursue the chemistry major will be advised to take additional courses for entrance to graduate programs.

ACS Requirement

The ACS (American Chemical Society) Certified Chemistry major requires the following additional courses:

PHYS 32000FUNMNTLS OF MRDN PHYSICS-W/LAB4
or CHEM 35100 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II-W/LAB
CHEM 48200RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: CHEM4
or BCHM 48300 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES BIOCHEM
BCHM 36600BASIC BIOCHEMISTRY-W/LAB4
Total Hours12

Pathways

Chemistry Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall 12 WeekHours
CHEM 12000 GEN I:STRUCTURE/BOND-W/LAB:SM 4
UCS 10101 FIRST-YEAR ENDURING QUESTIONS 4
MATH 19800 CALCULUS I:MM 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 12100 GEN II:INTR CHEM ANLS-W/LAB:SM 4
MATH 19900 CALCULUS II:MM 4
UCS 20201 ADDRESSING URGENT QUESTIONS 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Elective 4
 Hours4
Second Year
Fall 12 Week
CHEM 22000 INTRO TO ORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB 4
PHYS 21300 FUNMNTLS OF PHYSICS-W/LAB I:SM 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours4
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 32000 INTERMED ORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB 4
PHYS 21400 FUNMNTL OF PHYSICS-W/LAB II:SM 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Third Year
Fall 12 Week
UCS 30301 URGENT CHALLENGE SEMINAR:TT 4
CHEM 35000 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I-W/LAB 4
Elective 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
CHEM 38100 SPC TPC: 4
 Hours4
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 23000
INTRO TO INORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB 1
or QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS-W/LAB
4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Elective 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Fourth Year
Fall 12 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Elective 4
Elective 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 24000
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS-W/LAB 1
or INTRO TO INORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB
4
CHEM 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR 1
Elective 4
 Hours9
Spring 3 Week
Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
 Total Hours120-124
1

CHEM 23000 and CHEM 24000 are both alternate year offerings.

Chemistry Pathway (American Chemical Society Certified)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall 12 WeekHours
CHEM 12000 GEN I:STRUCTURE/BOND-W/LAB:SM 4
MATH 19800 CALCULUS I:MM 4
UCS 10101 FIRST-YEAR ENDURING QUESTIONS 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours4
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 12100 GEN II:INTR CHEM ANLS-W/LAB:SM 4
MATH 19900 CALCULUS II:MM 4
UCS 20201 ADDRESSING URGENT QUESTIONS 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Elective 4
 Hours4
Second Year
Fall 12 Week
CHEM 22000 INTRO TO ORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB 4
PHYS 21300 FUNMNTLS OF PHYSICS-W/LAB I:SM 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 32000 INTERMED ORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB 4
PHYS 21400 FUNMNTL OF PHYSICS-W/LAB II:SM 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Third Year
Fall 12 Week
UCS 30301 URGENT CHALLENGE SEMINAR:TT 4
CHEM 35000 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I-W/LAB 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
CHEM 38100 SPC TPC: 4
 Hours4
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 23000
INTRO TO INORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB 1
or QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS-W/LAB
4
CHEM 35100 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II-W/LAB 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
CHEM 48200 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES: CHEM 4
 Hours4
Fourth Year
Fall 12 Week
BCHM 36600 BASIC BIOCHEMISTRY-W/LAB 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Elective 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
CHEM 24000
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS-W/LAB 1
or INTRO TO INORGANIC CHEM-W/LAB
4
CHEM 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR 1
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours8-9
Spring 3 Week
Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
 Total Hours120-125
1

CHEM 23000 and CHEM 24000 are both alternate year offerings.