The Saint Anselm College Chemistry Department provides its students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in chemistry within the context of a liberal arts education. Consistent with the Catholic Benedictine mission of the College, the Department seeks to develop ethical and responsible scientists, who are active in their local, national and global communities.The Department engages students in a variety of learning experiences that integrate the teaching and research laboratories with the classroom.
Chemistry as the central science is by its nature interdisciplinary, drawing on both mathematics and physics to understand basic principles and helping to inform the understanding of structure and reactivity in biological systems. As such, in addition to chemistry, students demonstrate competency in calculus, physics, and biochemistry.
The Department of Chemistry offers courses which are intended to introduce students to the descriptive and theoretical foundations of the chemical sciences. For students majoring in the other sciences, chemistry courses are offered which support and complement the major programs in those disciplines. Within the major, the department provides a core of basic information in the chemical sciences permitting the pursuit of a number of educational and career pathways. The major and two tracks are listed below.
Chemistry Major Curriculum
The curriculum provides the chemistry courses upon which individualized programs may be constructed. Specific programs are arranged by students in consultation with their advisor and must be approved by the chairperson of the Department of Chemistry.
Major requirements: Mathematics 170-180; Physics 121-122 or 131-132; Chemistry 130-131, 250-251, 270, 310, 280, 281, 340, 420, 421 (For the teacher certification track, Biology 103-104 and Education 432 substitute for Chemistry 310, 281 and 421)
|Humanities I||Humanities II|
|Freshman English 103||Freshman English 104|
|Chemistry 130||Chemistry 131|
|Mathematics 170||Mathematics 180|
|Humanities III||Humanities IV|
|Physics 121 or 131||Physics 122 or 132|
|Chemistry 250||Chemistry 251|
|Chemistry 270||Chemistry 310|
|Chemistry 280||Chemistry 281|
*CH420 Research and Seminar I carries no credit.