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2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.A.

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Paul Bonvallet, Chair
Judith Amburgey-Peters (on leave Fall 2016)
Aaron Baker
Paul Edmiston
Karl Feierabend
Spring Knapp
Melissa Mullen-Davis
Michael Peterson
Eric Popczum
Mark Snider
Sarah Sobeck
James West (on leave 2016-2017)

Chemistry is broadly defined as the study of the properties of matter and how matter is transformed. The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry work to maintain a student-centered curriculum, a supportive environment, and a vibrant intellectual community for Chemistry majors and non-majors alike. Students are guided to become ethical, productive members of society who apply their scientific knowledge and skills in a broad range of endeavors. Instruction in the discipline integrates learning through coursework, laboratory, and research. Consequently, students develop a variety of skills including laboratory methods, use of instrumentation, information literacy, problem solving, oral and written communication, and research design necessary to succeed in their future endeavors.

The curriculum is influenced by the guidelines from the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACS CPT) and is comprised of courses covering the major sub-disciplines of chemistry. Feedback from alumni indicates that their Wooster education has prepared them well for a range of careers and life pursuits. Feedback from graduate and professional schools and employers indicate that students are well prepared in chemistry knowledge, techniques, instrumentation, and have the capabilities necessary to learn, adapt, and lead.

Course Sequence

Students considering a Chemistry major should consider one of the sequences below:

Special Notes

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