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American Chemical Society Certificate in Chemistry

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 73 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

Students who complete this program will be awarded a degree in chemistry which will be certified by the American Chemical Society as well as a certificate from CSU, Chico. (Note: ACS requirements change only rarely, but interested students should verify requirements with the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.) Current requirements include the BS in Chemistry and the following 3 units.

3 units selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CHEM 451.
Advanced topics in biochemistry. Biosynthesis of lipids, steroids, amino acids, and nucleotides. Comprehensive study of the chemical role of DNA and RNA in replication, transcription, protein synthesis, and viral activity. 3 hours discussion. (001901)
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, CHEM 451; CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M; or faculty permission.
Separation, identification, and/or analysis of biological materials by modern procedures, such as spectrophotometry, chromatography (gas, paper, TLC, column, ion exchange), electrophoresis, enzymology, fluorimetry, and high-speed centrifugation. 6 hours laboratory. (001902)
Prerequisites: CHEM 370; CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M.
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Modern synthetic reactions and processes, with emphasis on rearrangement reactions, stereospecific methods, and synthetic design. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (001895)
Prerequisites: CHEM 332, CHEM 370.
Resonance and orbital theory; mechanisms, kinetics, and thermodynamics of organic reactions. 3 hours discussion. (001893)
Prerequisites: CHEM 332.
This course is an independent study offered for 1.0-2.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Original laboratory or library investigation under individual faculty supervision. 6 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (001875)
Prerequisites: Open by invitation to chemistry majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; faculty permission.
A research project within chemistry or an interdisciplinary project which involves chemistry. Students will be involved with design, library, laboratory, and data analysis aspects of a research problem. 9 hours supervision. (001921)
Prerequisites: CHEM 491.
Not open to students who have completed CHEM 499H; faculty permission. A continuation of CHEM 491. 9 hours supervision. (001922)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 320, CHEM 331, CHEM 332, CHEM 370M, MATH 220, PHYS 204A, PHYS 204B, PHYS 204C; faculty permission.
Open by invitation to chemistry majors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Not open to students who have credit for CHEM 491 or CHEM 492. This is an "Honors in the Major" course. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. ABC/no credit grading. (001927)

With permission of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, other courses may be substituted.

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