B.A. B.S. Chemistry
Courses

120 credit hours
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2 degree options

ChemistryFeatured Courses

As a student in the chemistry major at Concordia Nebraska, you’ll have the opportunity to take specialized courses related to various aspects of the chemistry profession. These classes, designed to equip you for leadership and service in various chemistry careers, are taught by some of our esteemed faculty who have extensive experience in their fields.

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ChemistrySample Schedule of Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Semester 1

MATH 184
Calculus I
A beginning course in the analysis of functions including analytic geometry. A study of limits, techniques and applications of differentiation, basic integration and transcendental functions.
4
credits
CHEM 115
General Chemistry
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. General principles of chemistry: atoms and molecules, chemical reactions and reaction stoichiometry, phases of matter, electronic structure, bonding, molecular shapes, and intermolecular forces.
4
credits
FYE
First-Year Experience
A unique course designed to provide first-year college students with knowledge, tips and tricks to support their collegiate career.
1
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
8
credits
Total Credits
17

Semester 2

MATH 186
Calculus II
A continuation of Calculus I. Topics studied include integration, analytical geometry and vectors in two-dimensional space, and techniques of integration.
4
credits
CHEM 116
General Inorganic and Qualitative Analysis
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. A continuation of general chemistry: chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction chemistry, and fundamental qualitative analysis.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
8
credits
Total Credits
15

Semester 3

CHEM 231
Organic Chemistry I
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. The compounds of the aliphatic and aromatic series, stressing general principles. The basic understandings in this area, an appreciation of the relation of organic chemistry to daily life.
4
credits
PHYS 111
General Physics I
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. Experiments, lectures and discussions to reveal the sensibleness of nature via mechanics of particles and waves as models, relativity and conservation laws, momentum and energy, and the nature of scientific inquiry.
4
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
8
credits
Total Credits
16

Semester 4

CHEM 313
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Lecture 3. An advanced course with emphasis on inorganic chemistry from the standpoint of the periodic table. Atomic structure, theories of acids and bases, coordination chemistry, chemical bonds, and oxidation potentials.
3
credits
CHEM 325
Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. The fundamental principles of gravimetric and volumetric quantitative analysis and including some instrumental analysis.
4
credits
CHEM 331
Organic Chemistry II
Lecture 3, Lab. 3. This course, along with Chemistry 231, covers the material typically covered in the first year organic chemistry course.
4
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
7
credits
Total Credits
18

Semester 5

CHEM 345
Introductory Biochemistry
Introduction to the biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids; the metabolism of foods.
3
credits
CHEM 354
Physical Chemistry II
Lecture 3. A continuation of CHEM 353, Statistical Mechanics. An introduction to Quantum Mechanics with applications to the structure of atoms and molecules and to spectroscopy.
3
credits
PHYS 112
General Physics II
Lecture 3, Lab. 2. Continuation of PHYS 111 with special emphasis on electricity and magnetism, light, and relativity and their relation to conservation principles and current scientific explanation.
4
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
5
credits
Total Credits
15

Semester 6

CHEM 356
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Lab. 3
1
credits
PHYS 211
General Physics I Calculus Topics
Lecture 1. A calculus-based treatment of topics covered in PHYS 111. Enrollment in PHYS 211 and PHYS 111 is equivalent to taking a calculus-based general physics course.
1
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
12
credits
Total Credits
14

Semester 7

CHEM 353
Physical Chemistry
Lecture 3. A theoretical study of chemistry dealing with the gaseous, liquid, solid and colloidal states of subdivision, solution, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, equilibrium, and electrochemistry.
3
credits
PHYS 212
General Physics II Calculus Topics
Lecture 1. A calculus-based treatment of topics covered in PHYS 112. Enrollment in PHYS 212 and PHYS 112 is equivalent to taking a calculus-based general physics course.
1
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
12
credits
Total Credits
16

Semester 8

GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
16
credits
Total Credits
16
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