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STUDENT ADVISING

Upon or prior to declaration of major, student must meet with one of the following Chemistry Department Undergraduate Advisors to declare a major or minor in Chemistry:

Dr. Ken Nicholson

Telephone (773) 442-5691

E-mail: K-Nicholson@neiu.edu

Dr. Stefan Tsonchev

Telephone (773) 442-5573

E-mail: S-Tsonchev@neiu.edu

Dr. Samantha Brown-Xu

Telephone (773) 442-5679

E-mail: sbrownxu@neiu.edu

Student must fill out the “Declaration of Major or Minor Form”.  These forms are available in the Chemistry Department office located in the Bernard Brommel Hall, room BBH-214H.  To obtain a copy of the form, please contact the office manager Lynn Payer at (773) -442-5670 or l-payer@neiu.edu.  After declaring a major or minor, student should obtain approval for major or minor courses from the department advisor before beginning his/her study. 

Transfer students majoring in chemistry are expected to contact department advisor immediately so that their transfer credits may be evaluated and an appropriate program of study developed.  Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours in chemistry, including three 300-level chemistry courses at Northeastern Illinois University.  Transfer credit within the major will be given for grades of “C” or better.

At the end of the junior year, students should check deadlines for filing graduation application forms.  Students are responsible for meeting all university and department graduation requirements.  Two semesters prior to graduation, students are required to fill out major forms that must be approved by an advisor.

REGISTRATION FOR CHEMISTY COURSES

Students may register online for Chemistry courses for which prerequisites have been met during advance and late registration.  If a prerequisite was taken elsewhere, registration authorization will be required from the faculty or student advisor before he/she can register.  It is important that transfer students who have not had their courses evaluated by the Chemistry Department advisor do so prior to registering.  Note that a student may advance register for a course while enrolled in the prerequisite course, but must complete the prerequisite with a “C” or better to remain registered.

Chemistry courses are designed to be taken in sequence. Students will not be permitted to register for courses if they do not have credit for the required prerequisites. 

Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research programs with faculty members and may take CHEM-305, Independent Study in Chemistry, 3 cr.  and CHEM-399, Research in Chemistry, 3 cr. for that purpose. Internship with local chemical industries and laboratories are also encouraged through CHEM-365, Internship in Chemistry II, 6 cr. please consult with the undergraduate advisor concerning these courses.

Students should also be aware of the University requirements for the Bachelor’s degree.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY

Required Courses:

 

Cr. Hours

*CHEM 211

General Chemistry I

5 cr.

*CHEM 212

General Chemistry II

4 cr.

CHEM 213 WIP

Quantitative Analysis

5 cr.

**CHEM 231

Organic Chemistry I

4 cr.

**CHEM 232

Organic Chemistry II

4 cr.

***CHEM 311

Physical Chemistry I

4 cr.

***CHEM 312

Physical Chemistry II

4 cr.

CHEM 330

Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

4 cr.

 

OR

 

CHEM 331

Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4 cr.

CHEM 391

Chemistry Capstone Seminar

3 cr.

       

Electives: 6-8 cr. hours for a total of 43-45 cr. hours.

Two electives chosen from the following:

CHEM 316

Inorganic Chemistry

4 cr.

CHEM 318

Industrial Chemistry

3 cr.

CHEM 319

Chemical Aspects of Environmental Chemistry

3 cr.

CHEM 320

Industrial Aspects of Environmental Chemistry

3 cr.

CHEM 330

Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

4 cr.

CHEM 331

Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4 cr.

CHEM 332

Identification of Organic Compounds

4 cr.

CHEM 347

Advanced Organic Chemistry: Polyfunctional Compounds

3 cr.

CHEM 348

Advanced Organic Chemistry: Bio-Organic Compounds

3 cr.

CHEM 349

Organic Synthesis

3 cr.

CHEM 350

Principles of Toxicology

3 cr.

CHEM 353

Principles of Pharmacology

3 cr.

CHEM 357

Chemical Kinetics

3 cr.

OR

Any other 300 level chemistry course approved by Dept.

 

*CHEM-260, General Chemistry I Seminar, and CHEM-261, General Chemistry II Seminar are strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM-211 and CHEM-212, respectively.

**CHEM-262, Organic Chemistry I Seminar, and CHEM-263, Organic Chemistry II Seminar are strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM-231 and CHEM-232, respectively.

***CHEM-360, Physical Chemistry I Seminar, and CHEM-361, Physical Chemistry II Seminar are strongly recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM-311 and CHEM-312 respectively.

Cognate Courses:

MATH 187

Calculus I

4 cr.

MATH 202

Calculus II

4 cr.

PHYS 203

Physics I Laboratory

1 cr.

PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

1 cr.

PHYS 206

Physics with Calculus I or

 

PHYS 201

College Physics I

3 cr.

PHYS 207

Physics with Calculus II or

 

PHYS 202

College Physics II

3 cr.

 

Total

16 cr.

*PHYS 206 and PHYS 207 are strongly recommended for all chemistry majors and required for those in the A.C.S. approved program.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY CONCENTATION

Graduating majors may receive a certificate stating that they have completed the program which meets the ACS standards for Professional Training if they fulfill the following requirements:

Take PHYS-206 as prerequisite for CHEM-311.

Take PHYIS-207 as prerequisite for CHEM-312.

Take CHEM-311 and CHEM-312 during the junior year.

CHEM-316, CHEM-330, CHEM-331, CHEM-347 and CHEM-348 are required.

Two additional 300-level electives must then be selected.

Completion of this program requires a minimum of 50 cr. in chemistry with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and no chemistry grades below C in any required course.

TRANSFER OF COLLEGE CREDIT FOR STUDENTS WITH FOREIGN CREDENTIALS – CHEMISTRY POLICY

Courses from foreign colleges and universities must have been completed at the appropriate level in order to be eligible for transfer credit consideration. An evaluation of transfer credits is prepared by the university’s Office of Admission for all transfer students admitted to Northeastern. This evaluation statement should be presented to the chemistry advisor at the time the student declares his/her major.

Students should request a departmental level evaluation as soon as possible after being admitted to the University.  Courses accepted by the University do not necessarily meet specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree in chemistry.  Coursework transferred for credit in the chemistry major is subject to approval by the chemistry advisors.

Students with foreign credentials must take a minimum of the following five courses in order to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry:

CHEM 213

WIP: Quantitative Analysis

5 cr.

CHEM 232

Organic Chemistry II

4 cr.

CHEM 311

Physical Chemistry I

4 cr.

CHEM 312

Physical Chemistry II

4 cr.

CHEM 330

Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

4 cr.

CHEM 331

Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4 cr.

Additional coursework may be required in chemistry, mathematics or physics

RECOMMENDED COURSE SCHEDULE SUGGESTIONS FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY

Below is a program suggestion that can lead to a four year graduation.According to the proposed program, chemistry majors must take both general education courses and chemistry required courses once in their freshman year.Students enrolling in general education courses only in their first two years will put them at least two years behind.In addition, it will take at least another year for students who have to take three math development courses (MATH-090, MATH-091, and MATH-092) and three reading development courses (READ-115, READ-116, and READ-117).In other words, it takes them a total of at least seven years to finish

Freshman year:

 

First Semester

   

Second Semester

CHEM 211

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM 212

General Chemistry II

MATH 187

Calculus I

 

MATH 202

Calculus II

 

General Education course(s)

 

 

General Education course(s)

Students who did not fulfill MATH-187 should take MATH-173 College Algebra and MATH- 175 Trigonometry.  These two courses can be taken simultaneously.

Sophomore year:

 

First Semester

   

Second Semester

CHEM 213

WIP: Quantitative Analysis

 

CHEM 232

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 231

Organic Chemistry I

 

PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

PHYS 203

Physics I Laboratory

 

*PHYS 207

University Physics II

PHYS 206

University Physics I

 

OR

 

OR

 

 

PHYS 202

College Physics II

PHYS 201

College Physics I

 

 

General Education course(s)

 

General Education course(s)

 

 

 

    *University Physics I & II are strongly recommended and required for those in the ACS program

Junior year:

 

First Semester

   

Second Semester

CHEM 311

Physical Chemistry I

 

CHEM 312

Physical Chemistry II

CHEM 331

Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

 

CHEM 330

Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

 

General Education course(s)

 

 

General Education course(s)

CHEM-316: Inorganic Chemistry should be taken the summer after the junior year.

Senior year:

 

First Semester

   

Second Semester

CHEM 391

Chemistry Capstone Seminar

 

300 Level

Chemistry Elective

300 Level

Chemistry Elective

 

 

General Education course(s)

 

General Education course(s)

 

 

 

Important Information:

(1) Chemistry courses must be taken in proper sequence.  Students should not register for courses for which they do not have the required prerequisites.     Grades of “C” or better are required in all chemistry courses counted toward the major. 

(2) The minimum requirement for a degree in chemistry requires 21 or 22 hours at the 300 level.  Any extra hours do not need to be in chemistry   

(3) Juniors and seniors are encouraged to contact faculty members regarding independent study or research projects.  However, registration in independent study requires mutual consent of both the students and faculty member.

(4) Chemistry majors who are planning to attend graduate school should take the following courses as part of their undergraduate program: CHEM-330 Instrumental Analysis:  Spectroscopy; CHEM-331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods; CHEM-316 Inorganic Chemistry; and CHEM-347 Advanced Organic Chemistry: Polyfunctional Compound and CHEM-348 Advanced Organic Chemistry:  Bioorganic Compounds.  These courses are also recommended by the American Chemical Society for students planning careers in industry.  However, students should take as many of these courses as possible in order to become successfully in the job market.

SUGGESTED COURSES FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE INTENDED TO PURSUE THEIR CAREER IN THE ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES FIELDS

Students preparing for careers in chemistry may consider admission into a pharmacy, medicine and dentistry.  The undergraduate courses required for admission into these health profession careers vary significantly from one institution to the next.  However, the following are the expected courses for the standardized admission Tests (PCAT, MCAT and DAT):

      Pre-Pharmacy                                                                                                Pre-Medicine

English I & II

ENGL 101 & 102

 

General Biology I & II

BIO 201 & 202

Ethics

PHIL 213

 

Cell Biology

BIO 301

Speech

CMT COMM 210 or 213

 

General Genetics

BIO 303

General Biology I & II

BIO 201 & 202

 

Biochemistry or Advanced Organic Chemistry: Bioorganic Compounds

BIO 362 or CHEM 348

Anatomy & Physiology

BIO 327 & 360

 

General Chemistry I & II

CHEM 211 & 212

General Chemistry I & II

CHEM 211 & 212

 

Organic Chemistry I & II

CHEM 231 & 232

Organic Chemistry I & II

CHEM 231 & 232

 

Advanced Organic Chemistry: Polyfunctional Compounds

CHEM 347

Advanced Organic Chemistry: Polyfunctional Compounds

CHEM 347

 

College Physics I & II with Physics I & II Laboratories

PHYS  201, 202, 203 & 204

College Physics I & II with Physics I & II Laboratories

PHYS (201 & 203) & (202 & 204)

 

Calculus I

MATH 167 or 187

 

Economics

ECON 215 or 217

 

Pre-Dentistry

English I & II

ENGL 101 & 102

Speech

CMT COMM 210 or 213

General Biology I & II

BIOL 201 & 202

Anatomy & Physiology

BIO 327 & 360

Microbiology

BIO 341

General Chemistry I & II

CHEM 211 & 212

Organic Chemistry I & II

CHEM 231 & 232

Advanced Organic Chemistry: Polyfunctional Compounds

CHEM 347

Biochemistry or Advanced Organic Chemistry: Bioorganic Compounds

BIO 362 or CHEM 348

College Physics I & II with Physics I & II Laboratories

PHYS (201 & 203) & (202 & 204)

Allied health science fields look very strongly at your knowledge of general Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics because they do not have these subjects in their curriculum, but they expect you to know these subjects well prior to admission.  In addition, at the allied health science fields, chemistry majors do well or better than majors in other fields.

MINOR IN CHEMISTRY

Required Courses:                                                                                                          

CHEM 211

General Chemistry I

5 cr.

CHEM 212

General Chemistry II

4 cr.

CHEM 213

WIP: Quantitative Analysis

5 cr.

CHEM 231

Organic Chemistry I

4 cr.

CHEM 232

Organic Chemistry II

4 cr.

 

Total

22 cr

 Any substitutions require written approval by the chemistry advisor.  Transfer students must take a minimum 9 credit hours in chemistry at Northeastern to complete chemistry minor. These courses must be approved by the chemistry advisor.

GRADUATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHEMISTRY MAJORS

In order to file for graduation, you must:

  1. Be an officially declared chemistry major.
  2. Obtain an application for graduation from the Office of Enrollment Services
  3. Obtain an Academic Course Record for the major from the Chemistry Department office, and an Academic Course Record form for the minor from your minor department, if you have a minor.
  4. Make an appointment with the chemistry department advisor.  Bring the completed form along with a copy of your transfer evaluation (if you are a transfer student)
  5. If you have a minor, complete the Academic Course Record form for your minor and have it approved by the advisor in your minor department.
  6. Turn in the originals of the Application for Graduation, questionnaire, and Academic Course Record forms for the major (and minor, if applicable) at the Enrollment Service counter.

Filing deadlines for graduation are generally:

May

Previous August 1 – September 15

August

Previous November 1- January 15

December

Previous April 1 – May 15

For exact deadlines, please contact the office of enrollment services.

Transfer OF CREDIT Guides

The Transfer Guides for the City Colleges of Chicago and the Triton College provide programmatic information for students transferring from these colleges to the chemistry department at NEIU.  These guides suggest specific community college courses that meet pre-requisites for the major or will be accepted into the major at NEIU.  They also provide contact information, basic information about the major, admission and degree Requirements, General Education requirements and transfer policies. 

  1. Transfer of Credit Guides for the City of Chicago Colleges:

NEIU Chemistry Major:  59-61 credits (43-45 in Chemistry and 16 in cognate areas)

NEIU Course

Credits

CCC Equivalent (if any)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I

5

CHEM 201 General Chemistry I

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 203 General Chemistry II

CHEM 213 WIP Quantitative Analysis

5

It is recommended that WIP courses be taken at NEIU

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I

4

 

CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II

4

 

CHEM 330 Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

Or

CHEM 331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4

 

CHEM 391 Chemistry Capstone Seminar

3

 

Two elective courses

Selected from a list of department approved 300-level chemistry courses.

6-8

 

 

 

 

Cognate Courses (16 credits)

MATH 187 – Calculus I

 

4

MATH 207 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

 

MATH 202 – Calculus II

4

MATH 208 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

Two semesters of Physics

Algebra-based:

PHYS 201 College Physics I and

202 College Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

Or

Calculus-based:

PHYS 206 University Physics I

and 207 University Physics II with labs PHYS

203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204 Physics

II Laboratory

8

 

 

PHYSICS 221 – Mechanics & Heat and PHYSICS 222 – Electricity, Sound & Light

 

Or

 

PHYSICS 235 Engineering Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion and PHYSICS 236 Engineering Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism

Chemistry Major Policies

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses counted toward the major.  No “P” grades will count toward a major.  Chemistry courses with "D" grades may be used as university electives. 
  • Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors.
  • Chemistry courses are designed to be taken in sequence.  Students will not be permitted to register for

courses if they do not have credit for the prerequisites.

       

 

General Education Requirements

Three options are available to students who plan to complete their General Education requirements at CCC

·Associate of Arts or Associate of Science:  Students who transfer with an approved Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Model Associate of Arts or Sciences degree will have met NEIU’s General Education Requirements.  For information regarding completing an Associate of Arts or Sciences at CCC, including assistance with course selection, please visit Advising Services at CCC.  More information is available at their website (http://www.ccc.edu/departments/Pages/Advising.aspx) or by calling (773) 265-5343.

·Completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):   Students who transfer after completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) will have met their General Education requirements.  For information regarding the Illinois Articulation Initiative, including courses at CCC that fulfill General Education requirements, please visit the iTransfer web site at www.itransfer.org

·Transfer Course Lists for CCC:  Students may choose to meet their General Education requirements by selecting courses from NEIU’s Transfer Course Equivalency Guides, available at:  www.neiu.edu/TransferWhen choosing this option, please use the following NEIU General Education guide: 

NEIU General Education Program

The General Education Program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours of courses distributed among 5 areas.

NEIU Requirement

CCC Equivalent (if any)

Math / Quantitative Reasoning – one course (3 hours)

Students who major in Chemistry at NEIU can fulfill this requirement at CCC by taking MATH 207 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry I.

 

Social / Behavioral Sciences

4 courses (12 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

Natural Sciences

3 courses (9 hours)

  • Students will fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by completing the major in Chemistry

Fine Arts

2 courses (6 hours)

·No more than one course from the same department may be used.

Humanities

3 courses (9 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

  • No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.

  1. College of Lake County

NEIU Chemistry Major:  59-61 credits (43-45 in Chemistry and 16 in cognate areas)

NEIU Course

Credits

CLC Equivalent (If any)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I

5

CHM 121 General Chemistry I

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II

4

CHM 123 General Chemistry II

CHEM 213 WIP Quantitative Analysis

5

It is recommended that WIP courses be taken at NEIU.

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 222 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 223 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I

4

 

CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II

4

 

CHEM 330 Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

Or

CHEM 331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Analysis

4

 

Two elective courses

Selected from a list of department approved 300-level chemistry courses.

6-8

 

 

 

CHEM 390 Chemistry Capstone Seminar

3

 

 

Cognate Courses (16 credits)

MATH 187 – Calculus I

 

4

MTH 145 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

 

MATH 202 – Calculus II

4

MTH 146 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

Two semesters of Physics

Algebra-based: PHYS 201 College Physics I and

202 College Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

Or

Calculus-based: PHYS 206 University Physics I

and 207 University Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

8

PHY 121 - General Physics I and PHY 122 – General Physics II

 

 

 

PHY 123 – Physics for Science and Engineering I and PHY 124 – Physics for Science and Engineering II

Chemistry Major Policies

         Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses counted toward the major.  No “P” grades will     count toward a major.  Chemistry courses with "D" grades may be used as university electives. 

         Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors.

         Chemistry courses are designed to be taken in sequence.  Students will not be permitted to register for

 

             courses if they do not have credit for the prerequisites

 

General Education Requirements

Three options are available to students who plan to complete their General Education requirements at CLC.

·Associate of Arts or Associate of Science:  Students who transfer with an approved Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Model Associate of Arts or Sciences degree will have met NEIU’s General Education Requirements.  For information regarding completing an Associate of Arts or Sciences at CLC, including assistance with course selection, please visit the Counseling, Admissions, and Transfer Center at CLC.  More information is available at their website (www.clcillinois.edu/depts/cou/) or by calling (847) 543-2060.

·Completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):   Students who transfer after completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) will have met their General Education requirements.  For information regarding the Illinois Articulation Initiative, including courses at CLC that fulfill General Education requirements, please visit the iTransfer web site at www.itransfer.org

·Transfer Course Lists for CLC:  Students may choose to meet their General Education requirements by selecting courses from NEIU’s Transfer Course Equivalency Guides, available at:  www.neiu.edu/TransferWhen choosing this option, please use the following NEIU General Education guide

NEIU General Education Program

The General Education Program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours of courses distributed among 5 areas.

NEIU Requirement

CLC Equivalent (if any)

Math / Quantitative Reasoning – one course (3 hours)

 

Students who major in Chemistry at NEIU fulfill this requirement by taking MTH 145 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry I.

 

Social / Behavioral Sciences

4 courses (12 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

Natural Sciences

3 courses (9 hours)

  • Students will fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by completing the major in Chemistry

Fine Arts

2 courses (6 hours)

·No more than one course from the same department may be used.

Humanities

3 courses (9 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

  • No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.

3.  Transfer of Credit Guides for Triton College:

NEIU Chemistry Major:  59-61 credits (43-45 in Chemistry and 16 in cognate areas)

NEIU Course

Credits

Triton Equivalent (if any)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I

5

CHM 140 General Chemistry I

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II

4

CHM 141 General Chemistry II

CHEM 213 WIP Quantitative Analysis

5

It is recommended that WIP courses be taken at NEIU

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 234 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 235 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I

4

 

CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II

4

 

CHEM 330 Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

Or

CHEM 331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4

 

CHEM 391 Chemistry Capstone Seminar

3

 

Two elective courses

Selected from a list of department approved 300-level chemistry courses.

6-8

 

 

 

Cognate Courses (16 credits)

MATH 187 – Calculus I

 

4

MAT 131 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

 

MATH 202 – Calculus II

4

MAT 133 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

Two semesters of Physics

Algebra-based:

PHYS 201 College Physics I and

202 College Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

Or

Calculus-based:

PHYS 206 University Physics I

and 207 University Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204 Physics

II Laboratory

8

PHY 101 – General Physics (Mechanics & Heat) and PHY 102 – General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics

 

 

Or

 

 

PHY 106 – General Physics (Mechanics) and PHY 107 – General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism and Thermodynamics)

Chemistry Major Policies

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses counted toward the major.  No “P” grades will count toward a major.  Chemistry courses with "D" grades may be used towards the 120 credit hours needed for graduation. 

  • Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors.

  • Chemistry courses are designed to be taken in sequence.  Students will not be permitted to register for courses if they do not have credit for the prerequisites.

General Education Requirements

Three options are available to students who plan to complete their General Education requirements at Triton.

·Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences:  Students who transfer with an approved Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Model Associate of Arts or Sciences degree will have met NEIU’s General Education Requirements.  For information regarding completing an Associate of Arts or Sciences at Triton, including assistance with course selection, please visit the Counseling Department at Triton.  More information is available at their website (http://www.triton.edu/Content.aspx?id=601) or by calling (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3588

·Completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):   Students who transfer after completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) will have met their General Education requirements.  For information regarding the Illinois Articulation Initiative, including courses at Triton that fulfill General Education requirements, please visit the iTransfer web site at www.itransfer.org

·Transfer Course Lists for Triton:  Students may choose to meet their General Education requirements by selecting courses from NEIU’s Transfer Course Equivalency Guides, available at:  www.neiu.edu/TransferWhen choosing this option, please use the following NEIU General Education guide: 

NEIU General Education Program

The General Education Program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours of courses distributed among 5 areas.

NEIU Requirement

Triton Equivalent (if any)

Math / Quantitative Reasoning – one course (3 hours)

•      Students who major in Chemistry at NEIU fulfill this requirement by taking MAT

        131 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry I at Triton.

 

Social / Behavioral Sciences

4 courses (12 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

Natural Sciences

3 courses (9 hours)

  • Students will fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by completing the major in Chemistry.

Fine Arts

2 courses (6 hours)

·No more than one course from the same department may be used.

Humanities

3 courses (9 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.
  • No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.

4.  Transfer of Credit Guides for Oakton Community College:

NEIU Chemistry Major:  59-61 credits (43-45 in Chemistry and 16 in cognate areas)

NEIU Course

Credits

Oakton Equivalent (if any)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I

5

CHM 121 General College Chemistry I

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II

4

CHM 122 General College Chemistry II

CHEM 213 WIP Quantitative Analysis
(This course must be completed at NEIU)

5

 

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 221 or CHM 223 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 222 or CHM 224 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I

4

 

CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II

4

 

CHEM 330 Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

Or

CHEM 331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4

 

CHEM 391 Chemistry Capstone Seminar

3

 

Two elective courses

Selected from a list of department approved 300-level chemistry courses.

6-8

 

 

 

Cognate Courses (16 credits)

MATH 187 – Calculus I

 

4

MAT 250 – Calculus I

 

MATH 202 – Calculus II

4

MAT 251 – Calculus II

Two semesters of Physics

Algebra-based:

PHYS 201 College Physics I and

202 College Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

Or

Calculus-based:

PHYS 206 University Physics I

and 207 University Physics II with labs PHYS

203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204 Physics

II Laboratory

8

 

 

PHY 131 College Physics I and PHY 132 College Physics II

 

 

Or

 

 

PHY 221 General Physics I and PHY 222 General Physics II

Chemistry Major Policies

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses counted toward the major.  No “P” grades will count toward a major.  Chemistry courses with "D" grades may be used towards the 120 credit hours needed for graduation. 
  • Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors.
  • Chemistry courses are designed to be taken in sequence.  Students will not be permitted to register for

courses if they do not have credit for the prerequisites.

       

General Education Requirements

Three options are available to students who plan to complete their General Education requirements at Oakton Community College.

·Associate of Arts or Associate of Science:  Students who transfer with an approved Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Model Associate of Arts or Sciences degree will have met NEIU’s General Education Requirements.  For information regarding completing an Associate of Arts or Sciences at Oakton Community College, including assistance with course selection, please visit Advising Services at Oakton Community College.  More information is available at their website (http://www.oakton.edu/studentservices/advisingcounseling/contactus.php) or by calling (847) 635-1741 (Des Plaines campus) or (847) 635-1400 (Skokie campus).

·Completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):   Students who transfer after completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) will have met their General Education requirements.  For information regarding the Illinois Articulation Initiative, including courses at Oakton Community College that fulfill General Education requirements, please visit the iTransfer web site at www.itransfer.org

·Transfer Course Lists for Oakton Community College:  Students may choose to meet their General Education requirements by selecting courses from NEIU’s Transfer Course Equivalency Guides, available at:  www.neiu.edu/TransferWhen choosing this option, please use the following NEIU General Education guide: 

NEIU General Education Program

The General Education Program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours of courses distributed among 5 areas.

NEIU Requirement

Oakton Equivalent (if any)

Math / Quantitative Reasoning – one course (3 hours)

Students who major in Chemistry at NEIU can fulfill this requirement at Oakton by taking MAT 250 – Calculus I.

 

Social / Behavioral Sciences

4 courses (12 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

Natural Sciences

3 courses (9 hours)

  • Students will fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by completing the major in Chemistry

Fine Arts

2 courses (6 hours)

·No more than one course from the same department may be used.

Humanities

3 courses (9 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.
  • No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.

 

5.  Transfer of Credit Guides for Harper College:

NEIU Chemistry Major:  59-61 credits (43-45 in Chemistry and 16 in cognate areas)

NEIU Course

Credits

Harper Equivalent (if any)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I

5

CHM 121 General College Chemistry I

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II

4

CHM 122 General College Chemistry II

CHEM 213 WIP Quantitative Analysis
(This course must be completed at NEIU)

5

 

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 204 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 205 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I

4

 

CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II

4

 

CHEM 330 Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

Or

CHEM 331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4

 

CHEM 391 Chemistry Capstone Seminar

3

 

Two elective courses

Selected from a list of department approved 300-level chemistry courses.

6-8

 

 

 

Cognate Courses (16 credits)

MATH 187 – Calculus I

 

4

MTH 200 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

 

MATH 202 – Calculus II

4

MAT 201 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

Two semesters of Physics

Algebra-based:

PHYS 201 College Physics I and

202 College Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

Or

Calculus-based:

PHYS 206 University Physics I

and 207 University Physics II with labs PHYS

203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204 Physics

II Laboratory

8

 

 

PHY 121 Introductory Physics I and PHY 122 Introductory Physics II

 

 

Or

 

 

PHY 201 General Physics I - Mechanics and PHY 202 General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism

Chemistry Major Policies

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses counted toward the major.  No “P” grades will count toward a major.  Chemistry courses with "D" grades may be used towards the 120 credit hours needed for graduation. 
  • Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors.
  • Chemistry courses are designed to be taken in sequence.  Students will not be permitted to register for

courses if they do not have credit for the prerequisites.

       

General Education Requirements

Three options are available to students who plan to complete their General Education requirements at Harper College.

  • Associate of Arts or Associate of Science:  Students who transfer with an approved Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Model Associate of Arts or Sciences degree will have met NEIU’s General Education Requirements.  For information regarding completion of an Associate of Arts or Sciences at Harper College, including assistance with course selection, please visit the Academic Advising and Counseling Center.  More information is available at their website (http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/services/advising/currentstudent/index.php) or by calling (847) 925-6393.
  • Completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):   Students who transfer after completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) will have met their General Education requirements.  For information regarding the Illinois Articulation Initiative, including courses at Harper College that fulfill General Education requirements, please visit the iTransfer web site at www.itransfer.org
  • Transfer Course Lists for Harper College:  Students may choose to meet their General Education requirements by selecting courses from NEIU’s Transfer Course Equivalency Guides, available at:  www.neiu.edu/TransferWhen choosing this option, please use the following NEIU General Education guide: 

NEIU General Education Program

The General Education Program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours of courses distributed among 5 areas.

NEIU Requirement

Harper Equivalent (if any)

Math / Quantitative Reasoning – one course (3 hours)

Students who major in Chemistry at NEIU can fulfill this requirement at Harper by taking MAT 200 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I.

 

Social / Behavioral Sciences

4 courses (12 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

Natural Sciences

3 courses (9 hours)

  • Students will fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by completing the major in Chemistry

Fine Arts

2 courses (6 hours)

  • No more than one course from the same department may be used.

Humanities

3 courses (9 hours)

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.
  • No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  1. Transfer of credit guides for Morton College

NEIU Chemistry Major:  59-61 credits (43-45 in Chemistry and 16 in cognate areas)

NEIU Course

Credits

Morton Equivalent (if any)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I

5

             CHM 105 Inorganic Chemistry I

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II

4

CHM 106 Inorganic Chemistry II

CHEM 213 WIP Quantitative Analysis

5

 

 

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 205 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 206 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry I

4

 

 

CHEM 312 Physical Chemistry II

4

CHEM 330 Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy

Or

CHEM 331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods

4

CHEM 391 Chemistry Capstone Seminar

3

Two elective courses

Selected from a list of department approved 300-level chemistry courses.

6-8

Cognate Courses (16 credits)

MATH 187 – Calculus I

 

4

MAT 201 Calculus I

 

MATH 202 – Calculus II

4

MAT 202 – Calculus II

Two semesters of Physics

Algebra-based:

PHYS 201 College Physics I and

202 College Physics II with labs

PHYS 203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204

Physics II Laboratory

Or

Calculus-based:

PHYS 206 University Physics I

and 207 University Physics II with labs PHYS

203 Physics I Laboratory and PHYS 204 Physics

II Laboratory

8

PHY 101 General Physics I and PHY 102
General Physics II

 

 

Or

 

 

PHY 105 Physics I and PHY 205 Physics II

Chemistry Major Policies

  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses counted toward the major.  No “P” grades will count toward a major.  Chemistry courses with "D" grades may be used towards the 120 credit hours needed for graduation. 
  • Transfer courses must be approved by the department before being applied to the major or minors.
  • Chemistry courses are designed to be taken in sequence.  Students will not be permitted to register for

courses if they do not have credit for the prerequisites.

  • CHM 210 Quantitative Analysis at Harper College may be accepted as an equivalent to CHEM 213 Quantitative Analysis at NEIU if students submit a portfolio prior to graduation to fulfill the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) component of the course.

General Education Requirements

Three options are available to students who plan to complete their General Education requirements at Morton College.

Associate of Arts or Associate of Science:  Students who transfer with an approved Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Model Associate of Arts or Sciences degree will have met NEIU’s General Education Requirements.  For information regarding completing an Associate of Arts or Sciences at Morton, including assistance with course selection, please visit the Academic Advising Center.  More information is available at their website (http://www.morton.edu/advising/Default.asp) or by calling (708) 656-8000 Ext. 250.

·Completion of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):   Students who transfer after completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) will have met their General Education requirements.  For information regarding the Illinois Articulation Initiative, including courses at Morton College that fulfill General Education requirements, please visit the iTransfer web site at www.itransfer.org

·Transfer Course Lists for Morton College:  Students may choose to meet their General Education requirements by selecting courses from NEIU’s Transfer Course Equivalency Guides, available at:  www.neiu.edu/TransferWhen choosing this option, please use the following NEIU General Education guide: 

NEIU General Education Program

The General Education Program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours of courses distributed among 5 areas.

NEIU Requirement

Credits

Morton Equivalent (if any)

Math / Quantitative Reasoning – one course (3 hours)

 

      3

Students who major in Chemistry at NEIU can fulfill this requirement at Morton by taking MAT 201 Calculus I .

 

Social / Behavioral Sciences

4 courses (12 hours)

12

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

Natural Sciences

3 courses (9 hours)

9

  • Students will fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by completing the major in Chemistry

Fine Arts

2 courses (6 hours)

6

·No more than one course from the same department may be used.

Humanities

3 courses (9 hours)

 

9

  • No more than two courses from the same department may be used.

  • No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.

FOUR YEARS UNDERGRADUATE COURSES ROTATION PLAN        

FOR ACADEMIC YEARS 2012 – 2015

Chemistry majors should adopt this rotation plan when preparing their course schedule. Note that Chemistry and Society, General Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I & II are offered day time and evening in fall, spring and summer terms.  Quantitative Analysis is offered daytime or evening in each semester.  Courses offered off campus at El Centro and at Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies are specified.

Please note: “D” refers to courses offered between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  “E” refers to courses offered between 4:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  F, S and SU refer to fall, spring and summer semesters, respectively.

This rotation plan will be fully adopted for the required major courses.  However, it could be slightly modified in terms of elective ones. For example, when new courses are introduced or scheduled ones are cancelled due to low enrollment.   

COURSES OFFERED IN FALL, SPRING AND SUMMER SEMESTERS 

CHEM-103      Chemistry & Society [F & S (D&E), SU (D)]

CHEM-103      Chemistry & Society [F & S (D), SU (E)] at El Centro

CHEM-211      General chemistry I [F & S (D&E), SU (D)]

CHEM-212      General chemistry II [F & S (D&E), SU (D)]

CHEM-213      Quantitative analysis (WIP) [F (D), S (E), SU (E)]

CHEM-231      Organic chemistry I [F & S (D&E), SU (D)]

CHEM-232      Organic chemistry II [F & S (D&E), SU (D)]

CHEM-260      General chemistry I seminar [F, S & SU (D)]

CHEM-261      General chemistry II seminal [F, S & SU (D)]

CHEM-262      Organic chemistry I seminar [F, S & SU (D)]

CHEM-263      Organic chemistry II seminar [F, S & SU (D)]   

CHEM-305      Independent study in chemistry

CHEM-365      Internship in chemistry I

CHEM-366      Internship in chemistry II

CHEM-390      Seminar in Chemistry          

            CHEM-399      Undergraduate research                                 

COURSES OFFERED IN FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS

CHEM-110      Chemical Concepts (D)

CHEM-391      Chemistry capstone seminar (E)

COURSES OFFERED ONLY IN FALL SEMESTER

CHEM-103      Chemistry and Society (D) at Center for Inner City Studies

CHEM-311      Physical chemistry I (E)

CHEM-320      Chemical aspects of environmental chemistry (E)

CHEM-331      Instrumental analysis: Quantitative methods (E)

CHEM-347      Advanced organic chemistry: polyfunctional compounds (E)

CHEM-360      Physical chemistry I seminar (E)

COURSES OFFERED ONLY IN SPRING SEMESTER

CHEM 312      Physical chemistry II (E)

CHEM-319      Industrial aspects of environmental chemistry (E)

CHEM-330      Instrumental analysis: Spectroscopy (E)

CHEM-361      Physical chemistry II seminar (E)

CHEM-348      Advanced organic chemistry: Bioorganic compounds (E)

COURSES OFFERED ONLY IN SUMMER SEMESTER

CHEM-316      Inorganic chemistry (E)

CHEM 306L    ST: Experiments & Field Work in Environmental Chemistry (D)

COURSES IN ROTATION:

Academic Year 2012-2013

Courses expected to be offer in Fall 2012

CHEM-353      Principles of Pharmacology (E)

Courses expected to be offered in Spring 2013               

CHEM-349      Organic synthesis (E)

Academic Year 2013-2014

            Courses expected to be offered in Fall 2013        

CHEM 350      Principles of Toxicology (E)

            Courses expected to be offered in Spring 2014

                                    CHEM 211      General Chemistry I (D) at El Centro

                                    CHEM 306      ST: Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (E) 

                                    CHEM 357      Chemical Kinetics (E)

Academic Year 2014-2015

Courses expected to be offered in Fall 2014

            CHEM 211      General Chemistry I (D) at El Centro

            CHEM 212      General Chemistry II (D) at El Centro

CHEM-353      Principles of Pharmacology (E)

Courses expected to be offered in Spring 2015

            CHEM 211      General Chemistry I (D) at El Centro

            CHEM 212      General Chemistry II (D) at El Centro

CHEM-349      Organic synthesis (E)

Academic Year 2015-2016

Courses expected to be offered in Fall 2015

            CHEM 211      General Chemistry I (D,E) at El Centro

            CHEM 212      General Chemistry II (D,E) at El Centro

CHEM 350      Principles of Toxicology (E)

Courses expected to be offered in Spring 2016

            CHEM 211      General Chemistry I (D,E) at El Centro

            CHEM 212      General Chemistry II (D,E) at El Centro

CHEM 306      Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (E)

CHEM 357      Chemical Kinetics (E)