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Chairperson: Jeff Cronk
Dr. Scholl Distinguished Professor: J. Shepherd
Professors: D. Cleary, D. Kelsh (Emeritus), D. McMinn (Emeritus),
K. Nakamaye (Emeritus), J. Shepherd, J. Smieja
Associate Professor:  M. Cremeens, J. Cronk, E. Ross
Assistant Professor: G. Gidofalvi,  K. Hoffmann, S. Warren, J. Watson
Lecturer:  G. D'Ambruoso, S. Siegel, D. Chase, K. Griffin, L. Fields, A. Scruggs, 
X. Zhang
Instructor:  J. Hazen, R. Thomas


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry.  The curricula for the Bachelor of Science degrees are approved by the American Chemical Society and the biochemistry curriculum is consistent with the recommendations of the Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  A Bachelor of Arts is offered for those students seeking a strong background in chemistry but with less specialization than the Bachelor of Science program.  A minor in chemistry is also offered.

For those interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level, the department suggests the B.A. degree along with the teacher certification program of the School of Education. For students interested in environmental science, a B.A. degree in Chemistry combined with a minor in environmental studies and supporting courses from biology and civil engineering is recommended. 

Gonzaga University does not offer a program in Chemical Engineering. Students interested in Chemical Engineering should consider combining a B.S. degree in Chemistry with supporting courses from the School of Engineering and an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from another institution.


B.S. Major in Chemistry: 62 Credits

Lower Division

CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 101L General Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 206 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 206L Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credit
MATH 157 and 258 8 credits
PHYS 103 & 204, 103L & 204L
8 credits

Upper Division

CHEM 310 & 310L Quantitative Analysis 5 credits
CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 331L Organic Chemistry Lab II
1 credit
CHEM 340 Unified Lab I 2 credits
CHEM 341 Unified Lab II 2 credits
CHEM 410 Instrumental Analysis 3 credits
CHEM 406 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 440 Biochemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 471 Chemical Bibliography
1 credit
CHEM 485 Seminar 1 credit
CHEM 486 Seminar
1 credit
CHEM 498A & B Thesis 2 credits


B.S. Major in Biochemistry: 71 Credits

Lower Division

BIOL 201 Cellular Biology BIOL 202 Genetics and Evolution
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 101L General Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 206 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 206L Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credit
BIOL 101 Diversity of Life 3 credits
BIOL 101L Diversity of Life Lab 3 credits
3 credits
BIOL 201L Cellular Biology Lab 1 credit
3 credits
BIOL 202L Genetics and Evolution Lab 1 credit
MATH 157 and 258 8 credits
PHYS 103, 103L 4 credits
PHYS 204, 204L 4 credits

Upper Division

CHEM 310 & 310L Quantitative Analysis 5 credits
CHEM 331  Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 331L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credit
CHEM 440 Biochemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 443 Biochemistry I Lab 2 credits
CHEM 445 Biochemistry II 3 credits
BIOL 456 Molecular Biology 3 credits
BIOL 456L Molecular Biology Lab 2 credits
CHEM 471 Chemical Bibliography 1 credit
CHEM 485 Seminar 1 credit
CHEM 486 Seminar 1 credit
CHEM 498A & B Thesis 2 credits


(Biochemistry topic)

B.A. Major in Chemistry: 53 Credits

Lower Division

CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 101L Gen. Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 206 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 206L Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 credit
MATH 157 and 258 8 credits

Take one of the following two sets of courses:

PHYS 101, 101L & 102, 102L 8 credits

or

PHYS 103, 103L & 204, 204L 8 credits

Upper Division

CHEM 310 & 310L Quantitative Analysis 5 credits
CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 331L Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 credit
CHEM 340 Unified Lab I 2 credits
CHEM 440 Biochemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 471 Chemical Bibliography 1 credit
CHEM 485 Seminar 1 credit
CHEM 486 Seminar 1 credit
CHEM 321, 406 OR 410 3 credits
CHEM 488 Seminar Literature Review 1 credit

Minor in Chemistry: 22 or 23 Credits

Lower Division

CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 101L General Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 206 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CHEM 206L Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 credit
CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 credit
MATH 157 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4 credits
PHYS 101, 101L OR PHYS 103, 103L 4 credits

Upper Division

CHEM 310 & 310L Quantitative Analysis 5 credits
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 331L Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 credit
One of the following courses:
CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry I
(requires MATH 258)
3 credits
CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry II
(requires MATH 258)
3 credits
CHEM 440  Biochemistry I 3 credits
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