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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, B.S. (Chemical Physics Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Chemistry

P.O. Box 70695
Phone: (423) 439-4367
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/chemistry/

In the simplest of terms, Chemistry is the science of matter. Anything that can be touched, tasted, smelled, seen, or felt is made of chemicals. Chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things. Some chemists work on cures for cancer while others monitor the ozone layer protecting us from the sun. Still others discover new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new textiles to be used in the latest fashions. There are a multitude of careers available to chemists including positions in industry, academics, government, and medical careers.

The Chemical Physics Concentration is a collaborative program with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and provides students with a strong emphasis in the physical and mathematical aspects of chemistry. It is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in such fields as computational chemistry, materials science, or the many areas of nanotechnology. The Chemistry Department’s Chemical Physics concentration is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and as such it is subject to change upon notice from the ACS.


Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor.  Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits will meet with a chemistry faculty advisor, who is assigned to you by your last name:

A-F: Greg Love
(423) 439-4088

G-M: Paula Moody
(423) 439-6912

N-Z: Cassandra Eagle
(423) 439-8630

All honors students should meet with Abbas Shilabin (423) 439-6917

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in Chemistry should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Robert Standaert, Department Chair at standaert@etsu.edu or (423) 439-4367.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 73-75 credits
     Major Core   (14 credits)
     Concentration   (59-61 credits)
Free Electives 3-6 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: CHEM-BS (CHEP)  

College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.S. degree requirements.

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Chemistry Major: 73-75 credits

Additional Physics Course Requirements

No Minor Required

Free Electives: 3-6 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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