Chemistry BS: Pre-Professional Major

Pace University offers Chemistry majors the option of earning two degrees, a B.S. in Chemistry at Pace University and a B.E. at either Manhattan College or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Engineering. Both of these joint programs involve five years of education: three years of study at Pace and two years of study at the other institution, including summer coursework. Application for transfer is made by the student during the third year at Pace.

Note that Pace students generally follow the standard BS in Chemistry program for required major core courses and major auxiliary courses but with appropriate modifications in required major electives and for required engineering courses to be transferred from RPI or Manhattan College. 

Students interested in any of these joint programs should meet with a Pace Chemistry Department advisor for full details.

University Core – (44-55)

See "Auxiliary Courses" listed below for required Math, Biology, and Physics courses in the major that satisfy University Core requirements and/or some Open Elective requirements (28 credits).

Auxiliary Courses

These seven auxiliary courses satisfy 28 credits of University Core as follows:

Foundation: math and science courses (8 cred.);

Area of Knowledge: math and science courses (8 cred.);

Inquiry and Experience: math and science courses (12 cred.)                                                           

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

MAT 236Multivariable Calculus

4 credits

PHY 111General Physics I

4 credits

PHY 112General Physics II

4 credits

 

Major Courses – (50-54)

Required Courses - All concentrations: (40 credits)

CHE 111General Chemistry I

4 credits

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 221Analytical Methods and Techniques

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

CHE 301Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

4 credits

CHE 302Physical Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 326Biochemistry

4 credits

CHE 331Instrumental Analysis

4 credits

CHE 392Chemistry Seminar I

1 credits

CHE 492Chemistry Seminar II

1 credits

Required Concentration: (10-14 credits)

ONE of three concentrations chosen in consultation with department advisor:

A. Preparation for medical or graduate school.

CHE 480Research in Chemistry

3 credits

MAT 238Linear Algebra

4 credits

or

MAT 253Differential Equations

4 credits

CHE 330Advanced Inorganic

4 credits

or

CHE 338Spectroscopy

4 credits

One advanced chemistry course
CHE 305Quantum Chemistry

3 credits

CHE 322Advanced Chemistry Course

3 credits

CHE 328Advanced Biochemistry

3 credits

CHE 333Advanced Chemistry Course

3 credits

B. Preparation for employment and leading to American Chemical Society certification.

CHE 330Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

4 credits

CHE 480Research in Chemistry

3 credits

MAT 238Linear Algebra

4 credits

or

MAT 253Differential Equations

4 credits

One advanced chemistry course
Choose from:
CHE 305Quantum Chemistry

3 credits

CHE 322Advanced Chemistry Course

3 credits

CHE 328Advanced Biochemistry

3 credits

CHE 333Advanced Chemistry Course

3 credits

C. Environmental Chemistry

SCI 345Environmental Applications in Geology

4 credits

ENS 610Environmental Science I

3 credits

CHE 480Research in Chemistry

3 credits

Open Electives – (19-34)

Includes the following Major Auxiliary courses not taken for University Core curriculum credIt:

BIO 102        General Biology II    

MAT 236       Multivariable Calculus 

PHY 111       General Physics I

Total Credit Hours: 128

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