Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Chemistry: Green Chemistry Specialization, BS


Contact Information

Dr. Zhengtao Zhu
Professor and Department Head
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 2206
Office Phone: 605-394-2447
E-mail: Zhengtao.Zhu@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

A specialization is considered a separate major in South Dakota Mines’ student record system. In order to pursue this specialization, please request a change of major even if you are currently pursuing a major in the non-specialized version of Chemistry .

Specialization requirements:


To complete the specialization, the following requirements must be met. These requirements are applied towards the 24 advisor-approved electives within the main Chemistry major (listed below specialization requirements), which must also be completed.

Elective courses:


Select one course from the following:

Notes:


* Three-credit version required for specialization

Degree requirements:


The following requirements represent the requirements for the main Chemistry degree. 

Contact Information

Dr. Zhengtao Zhu
Professor and Department Head
Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Health Sciences
Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry 2206
Office Phone: 605-394-2447
E-mail: Zhengtao.Zhu@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

Chemistry (BS) is approved by the American Chemical Society, https://www.acs.org.

CHEM Flowchart    

Curriculum Checklist


Freshman Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 16

Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 17

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 12

Second Semester


Total: 14

Total credits: 120


Notes:


1 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

Three-credit version required for major.

3 Two-credit version required for major.

May also use a sequence of PHYS 207 PHYS 207L PHYS 209 , and PHYS 209L . Please be aware of the credit differences in these course sequences. Additional Free Electives may be needed to reach the graduation requirement of 120 credits. 

The electives in this degree consist of two categories:

Course is offered on a rotational basis. Contact department for questions on course offerings.

Objectives and Outcomes


Program Learning Objectives:

Discipline-specific knowledge

  1. Graduates will understand Chemistry based on principles of basic sciences and mathematics, preparing them for careers, graduate school, or professional school. 
  2. Graduates will acquire laboratory and data analysis skills required for careers in Chemistry, graduate or professional school through laboratory courses and independent student research.

Communication

  1. Graduates will communicate effectively and professionally through written and oral means on aspects of Chemistry. 

Critical Thinking

  1. Graduates will master problem-solving skills in Chemistry.

Student Outcomes:

Discipline-specific knowledge

  1.  
    1. Graduates will demonstrate understanding of mathematics and physics
    2. Graduates will demonstrate understanding of areas of Chemistry, including analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate laboratory and data analysis skills commensurate with entry-level positions and graduate and professional schools.

Communication

  1.  
    1. Graduates can give effective oral presentations on an aspect of Chemistry learned from course work, the literature, or laboratory research.
    2. Graduates can compose effective written presentations on as aspect of Chemistry learned from course work, the literature, or laboratory research.

Critical Thinking

  1.  
    1. Graduates will demonstrate mastery of problem-solving skills in Chemistry.
    2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to integrate problem-solving skills into research-related problems.