The Chemistry Department is in the midst of implementing a redesigned and reinvigorated curriculum to accurately reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Overall content will remain largely the same, but reorganized. This will allow for modern topics such as polymers, chemical biology, chemometrics, computational chemistry to be covered more fully and allow students more choice in upper level electives.

You will discuss your course schedules with your departmental advisors during pre-registration week each semester.

The process of updating the curriculum centered around the learning outcomes the Department developed for the major, as seen here.  A student who has completed a degree in Chemistry from Saint Anselm College:

  1. Communicates chemical and/or biochemical information with enthusiasm, clarity, and coherence through writing and speaking;
  2. Has a solid foundation in chemical principles and theories;
  3. Understands the theory behind and effectively utilizes state–of–the–art laboratory equipment and technology;
  4. Develops research ideas in chemistry or biochemistry, and designs experiments to examine those ideas;
  5. Recognizes and endeavors to solve challenges facing the discipline;
  6. Applies chemical principles to phenomena of the natural world.

A program of study in Chemistry which meets the requirements of the State of New Hampshire Department of Education for Teacher Certification in Chemistry. 

Chemistry major requirements include:

  • MA 170 - Calculus I
  • MA 180 - Calculus II
  • PS 121-122 - General Physics I - II
  • or
  • PS 131-132 - Calculus-Based Physics I - II
  • CH 130 - General Chemistry
  • CH 150 - Structure and Reactivity
  • CH 251 - Reaction and Mechanism
  • CH 270 - Quantitative Analysis
  • CH 280 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CH 340 - Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CH 420 - Research and Seminar I
  • carries no credit

    (carries no credit)

  • Select 8 additional credits in chemistry beyond CH 150.

Secondary Education Requirements include:

  • PY 203 - Adolescent Psychology
  • ED 240 - Principles of Teaching and Learning
  • clinical


  • ED 322 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in Education
  • clinical


  • ED 340 - Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching
  • ED 432 - Clinical Capstone: Supervised Student Teaching
  • counts as 3 courses

    (counts as 3 courses) (capstone clinical)**

  • ED 442 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Content: Science
  • **

    **ED 432 fulfills the CH 421 requirement. Students are required to present their research in a subsequent semester.