Academic Programs in Chemistry
The mission of the Chemistry program is to provide educational opportunities for students from various backgrounds to be successful in a complex, technological and diverse society. The program is dedicated to teaching the principles and concepts of physical sciences and demonstrating how it applies to our natural and social environment; provides majors with current and relevant programs that prepare them for employment or professional advancement and conducts laboratory and research experiences for undergraduates that reinforce learning and applications of empirical methods of science. The program accomplishes its goals through small classes and individual attention in a nurturing educational environment.
Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Chemistry
Students completing a degree in Chemistry will demonstrate
1. critical thinking and logical reasoning in chemistry content and knowledge;
2. the ability to use laboratory equipment to conduct research;
3. a high level of computer technology in chemistry;
4. skills for successful employment in their field.
Assessment of chemistry knowledge and skills will take place in the junior and senior years of the majors. The assessment will include both written and oral presentations of scientific information as well as a detailed examination of their scientific experiences. In order to assess student progress in the objective areas they will participate in the following courses or activities:
Computer Science Requirement
Upon completion of the Chemistry or Chemistry Education degree programs at Lincoln University, the student will have gained a basic understanding of IBM computers and various science software programs. Students will have the opportunity to gain the necessary computer knowledge and skills by taking CS 103 (or an equivalent), or through participation in department sponsored/presented workshops or by successful completion of courses designated as computer intensive. Students will also have opportunities to develop computer skills in other science courses which require the use of the computer.
A minimum of 40 upper division hours (those numbered 300 and above) is required for graduation.
Major: B.S. in Chemistry
A minimum grade of “C” in CHM 101, 102, 202, 301-302, 303-304, 306-307, 401-402, 403-404, 409, 410 and 422; MAT 123, 203, 304; PHY 101-102 or 201-202; and at least one course in computer programming is recommended: MAT 461 or its equivalent.
Major: B.S. Ed. in Chemistry
Students working toward the B.S. Ed. degree with a major in Chemistry must complete all of the requirements for the B.S. in Chemistry as well as the required Education courses for the unified science certification. In addition, the following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better: BIO 423 or ENV 103; and PHY 103, 104, 105 and 106. All candidates for certification in Chemistry must also complete PHI 308, BIO 103, 104 and BIO 105.
Minor in Chemistry
Sample Program of Study
Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry