Chemistry and Physics Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Chemistry and Physics
Department Chair: A. Thapaliya
Department Members: J. P’Pool, A. Thapaliya, W. Wei

Major: Chemistry (Tracks: Standard, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, and Industry/Graduate School)
Minors: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biomedical Physics
Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Medical Technician (See Medical Technology section of the catalog), Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Veterinary
Cooperative Programs: Health-related Professions: Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Public Health

The undergraduate program in chemistry introduces students to the collection of chemical principles, theories, and facts that have evolved in the more than 200 years that chemistry has existed as a science. The program gives students an opportunity to collect, analyze, and critically evaluate data in the laboratory, and to appreciate the relationship of factual data to scientific purposes, laws, and theories. The body of knowledge acquired and the experience gained in the use of modern instrumentation to collect and to analyze data, prepares students for further study in chemistry at the graduate level, for the pursuit of a career in industrial chemistry or in a health science, and also serve as a chemistry knowledge base necessary for the study of other sciences, including medicine, pharmacy, optometry, biology, toxicology, and environmental science. Finally it is the aim of the department to help the student better understand the natural and the synthetic products and the processes that are encountered in everyday life, thus to satisfy the student‘s curiosity about the physical world.

The physics program at Franklin College is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of physics to support and enhance their study in their major discipline. The program provides experiences that enable students to understand the nature of physics and to use physics as a problem-solving tool. The program concentrates on the development of critical thinking.

To fulfill this mission, the physics program provides depth through sequential study. Each course in the sequence is necessary for courses at the next level. The advanced courses address the core subjects with increasing conceptual complexity and mathematical sophistication. The students’ progress from general survey courses through specialized upper-division courses in all the major core subjects of physics. In addition to theoretical study, there is study in the laboratory to understand the experimental basis of physics with increasing sophistication.

The students who minor in biomedical physics and chemistry will be well supported for their major course of study and better prepared for success in graduate or professional schools, or immediate employment. Student abilities that are fostered by this curriculum include: understanding the nature of scientific reasoning in considerable depth, understanding the concepts and methods of physics and chemistry, and being able to synthesize information from basic topics and applying it to solve real world problems.

Chemistry Major
Completion of the Chemistry major will require students to complete one of the four following tracks (standard, environmental, graduate school/industry, and biochemistry) or a Cooperative 3+ Health Professions Program in Chemistry. All tracks will share a common core and each track will have additional biology, chemistry, and related field requirements. Cooperative 3+ Programs in Chemistry have a common core (different from the core for the other chemistry tracks) and additional specific requirements for each cooperative program.

Core Requirements (required for all chemistry tracks)
CHE 121 General Chemistry I
CHE 122 General Chemistry II
CHE 123 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 124 General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHE 224 Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHE 227 Analytical Chemistry
CHE 341 Physical Chemistry I
CHE 343 Physical Chemistry Lab I
CHE 472 Chemistry Seminar
CHE 499 Senior Competency Practicum

Related Field Requirements for Chemistry Major (required for all chemistry tracks)
A grade of D- or better satisfies the requirement for successful completion of the related field courses in biology and math. A grade of C- or better satisfies the requirement for successful completion of the related field courses in physics.
BIO 134 Principles of Biology
BIO 140 Cell Biology
MAT 135 Calculus
MAT 140 Intro to Mathematical Sciences
PHY 201 or 211 & 203 General Physics I and Lab
PHY 202 or 212 & 204 General Physics II and Lab

Chemistry Professional Development Program/Senior Year Experience
All Chemistry majors must complete the requirements of either Plan A or Plan B.

Plan A BIO/CHE 390 Professional Development Planning
SNR 489 Professional Development Research Experience
To receive permission to do Plan A, students must complete an SNR 489 proposal sponsored by a faculty member who will oversee their project. This proposal must be approved by the Chemistry and Physics Department prior to the start of the project. SNR 489 must be completed during the summer prior to or during the senior year. BIO/CHE 390 is a prerequisite for SNR 489.

Plan B BIO/CHE 390 Professional Development Planning
INT XXX Internship
(INT XXX must be completed during the summer prior to or during the senior year. CHE 390 is a prerequisite for INT XXX.)

Standard Chemistry Track
In addition to the core and PDP/SYE requirements, students must take the following:

A minimum of six credit hours from the following options
Note: CHE 375 or CHE 490 may count toward the 6 hours, but not both.
BIO/CHE 334 Biochemistry
BIO/CHE 392 Techniques in Biotechnology and Biochemistry
CHE 300 Topics Course
CHE 322 Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis
CHE 342 Physical Chemistry II
CHE 344 Physical Chemistry Lab II
CHE 375 Undergraduate Research
CHE 434 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 448 Instrumental Analysis
CHE 490 Independent Study

Environmental Science Track
In addition to the core and PDP/SYE requirements, students must take the following:

BIO 240 Ecology
BIO 320 Conservation Biology
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
ENG 328 Advanced Composition
ESC 118 Earth Science
POL 110 American National Government
POL 336 Introduction to Public Policy

Two of the following courses
Note: CHE 375 or CHE 490 may count toward the two chemistry courses, but not both.

BIO/CHE 334 Biochemistry
CHE 342 Physical Chemistry II
CHE 375 Undergraduate Research
CHE 448 Instrumental Analysis
CHE 490 Independent Study – Research

Recommended Courses
BIO 221 Botany
BIO 322 Ornithology
BIO 335 Plant Communities
BIO 373 Microbiology
BIO 380 Field Biology
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
REL 210 Religion and the Environment
SOC 118 Introduction to Sociology
SOC/NPL 222 Social Problems & Nonprofit Responses

Industry and Graduate School Track
In addition to the core and PDP/SYE requirements, students must take the following:
BIO/CHE 334 Biochemistry
CHE 342 Physical Chemistry II
MAT 142 Calculus II

One of the following courses
CHE 300 Topics Course
CHE 322 Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis
CHE 344 Physical Chemistry Lab II
CHE 375 Undergraduate Research
BIO/CHE 392 Techniques in Biotechnology and Biochemistry
CHE 434 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 448 Instrumental Analysis
CHE 490 Independent Study

Biochemistry Track
In addition to the core and PDP/SYE requirements, students must take the following:

BIO/CHE 334 Biochemistry
BIO 350 Genetics
BIO/CHE 392 Techniques in Biotechnology and Biochemistry
MAT 142 Calculus II

One of the following courses
CHE 342 Physical Chemistry II
CHE/BIO 375 Undergraduate Research
CHE 448 Instrumental Analysis

One of the following courses
BIO 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 360 Animal Physiology
BIO 374 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
CHE/BIO 375 Undergraduate Research

Note: Students may take CHE 375 or BIO 375, but not both to fulfill the above requirements.

Chemistry and Physics Minors
All courses for the following minors must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Chemistry Minor

CHE 121 General Chemistry I
CHE 122 General Chemistry II
CHE 123 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 124 General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHE 224 Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHE 227 Analytical Chemistry

One of the following options
Option 1: MAT 135 Calculus
Option 2: MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics and LA 103 Quantitative Reasoning
Option 3: MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics and MAT 125 Functions and Models
Option 4: MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics (only available if placed into MAT 135)

Note: It is expected that CHE 121 and 123 would be used to satisfy the laboratory science exploratory requirement, and that MAT 135 would replace LA 103 in the prescribed liberal arts curriculum.

Biochemistry Minor
(Available to non-biology and non-chemistry majors only)

BIO 134 Principles of Biology
BIO 140 Cell Biology
BIO/CHE 334 Biochemistry
BIO/CHE 392 Techniques in Biotechnology and Biochemistry
CHE 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

One of the following courses
BIO 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 360 Animal Physiology
BIO 373 Microbiology

Recommended courses
BIO/CHE 375 Undergraduate Research 126

Biomedical Physics Minor

PHY 201 or 211 & PHY 203 General Physics I – Algebra or Calculus and Lab
PHY 202 or 212 & PHY 204 General Physics II – Algebra or Calculus and Lab
BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Or
KIN 210 & KIN 210L Applied Human Anatomy and Lab
BIO 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Or
KIN 220 & KIN 220L Applied Human Physiology and Lab

Two of the following courses:
PHY 355 Ultrasonography
PHY 357 Radiation and Health
PHY 365 Biomedical Optics

Pre- Health Professions Programs
Franklin College offers pre-health professions advising to students who are interested in applying to medical school or other health-related professional schools. For more information or questions, please contact the respective faculty member for each profession. Additional information regarding pre-professional program requirements are located on the Franklin College website at https://franklincollege.edu/academics/majors/division-of-natural-science/health-professions/

Pre-Med (allopathic and osteopathic) and Pre-Podiatry – Drs. Yount and Mordan McCombs
Pre-Pharmacy – Dr. Mordan-McCombs
Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Pre-Dentistry – Dr. O’Neal
Pre-Optometry and Pre-Medical Technology – Dr. Thapaliya
Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy and Pre-Physician Assistant – Dr. Heikens

Cooperative Programs in Health-Related Professions – Chemistry/Physics
All cooperative programs for the chemistry major consist of a common core and specific courses required for each particular program. After completion of three years of college work in one of these programs and fulfilling Franklin College graduation requirements (except total graduation hours), students may receive a bachelor of arts degree from Franklin College upon completing one year at the cooperating institution, for a total of 120 semester hours. Successful completion of the first year in the cooperative program satisfies the senior year experience or internship requirement for the chemistry major. Any student following these programs who is not accepted by the cooperating institution after the third year could return to Franklin College and receive a bachelor of arts in chemistry by completing: 1) all of the remaining requirements for the chemistry major standard program, and 2) 120 total semester hours required for graduation. (Students with a declared enrollment in the aforementioned cooperative programs will be given priority during registration in subsequent semester(s)).

Cooperative Programs in Health-related Professions

Core Requirements
CHE 121 General Chemistry I
CHE 122 General Chemistry II
CHE 123 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 124 General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 223 Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHE 224 Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHE 227 Analytical Chemistry
CHE 341 Physical Chemistry
CHE 343 Physical Chemistry Lab
CHE 390 Professional Development
CHE 472 Chemistry Seminar
CHE 499 Senior Competency Practicum
MAT 135 Calculus
PHY 201 or 211 & 203 General Physics I and Lab
PHY 202 or 212 & 204 General Physics II and Lab

Chemistry Professional Development Program/Senior Year Experience
Successful completion of the first year in the cooperative program satisfies the senior year experience or internship requirement for the major.

Plus additional specific program requirements – choose one of the three following programs

A. Medical Technology at Franciscan St. Francis Health or IU Health Methodist Hospital Clinical Laboratory
Science Program
BIO 140 Cell Biology
BIO 373 Microbiology
BIO/CHE 334 Biochemistry
Plus 8 Additional Hours of BIO credit
(preferably BIO 210 and BIO 215 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II)
Plus: Completion of the clinical program at Franciscan St. Francis Health or IU Health Methodist Hospital

B. Pharmacy at Purdue University or University of Cincinnati
BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO/CHE 334 Biochemistry
BIO 373 Microbiology
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
LA 201 Analyzing Literature
MAT 140 Introduction to Math Sciences
MAT 142 Calculus II
Immunology – is required by the Purdue University School of Pharmacy. It can be taken online during a summer term after completing sophomore year.
Diversity or social ethics is required for the University of Cincinnati. 128

Recommended
BIO/CHE 392 Techniques in Biotechnology and Biochemistry

Plus completion of 30-35 credits by the end of the first year of pharmacy program

C. Master of Public Health at IUPUI Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

BIO 134 Principles of Biology
BIO 140 Cell Biology
BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
MAT 224 Basic Applied Statistics

Plus completion of one of the following MPH classes in the first year at IUPUI
A519 Environmental Health
A609 Air Pollution & Health
A614 Water Quality Management
A661 Environmental Toxicology

 

POSTED-Nov. 28, 2018