Chemistry

Program Information

Augustana offers:

A Major in Chemistry (BA or BSc)

Prerequisites: Chemistry 30 and Mathematics 30 Pure.

Requirements for Major in Chemistry:

  • 6 credits General Chemistry: AUCHE 110 & 112
  • 6 credits Analytical Chemistry: AUCHE 220 & 222
  • 6 credits Inorganic Chemistry: AUCHE 230 & 232
  • 6 credits Organic Chemistry: AUCHE 250 & 252
  • 3 credits Physical Chemistry: AUCHE 279
  • 3 credits Selected Topics in Chemistry, one of AUCHE 405, 415, 425, 435, 455, 475 or 485
  • 12 additional senior credits in Chemistry: at least 6 credits of which must be at the 300 or 400 level
  • 3 credits Mathematics: AUMAT 110 or 111

The B.Sc. requires AUCHE 277 as three of the senior credits, and also requires 6 credits Physics (AUPHY) and an additional 6 credits Mathematics (AUMAT 112 and 211)

Three credits in Statistics are recommended. Some senior courses are offered in alternate years.

Plans for taking a Chemistry project course should be discussed with the Department Chair in the year prior to registering in the course.

A student is advised to take AUMAT 110 (111), 112, and 211 early in his/her program; notice that AUMAT 110 (11) is a recommended prerequisite for AUCHE 220 and is required for AUCHE 279; and that AUMAT 120 is a required prerequisite for AUCHE 430.
 

A Minor in Chemistry (BA, BSc, BMgt, BMus)

Requirements for Minor in Chemistry:

  • AUCHE 110 and 112
  • 9 senior credits in Chemistry
  • 3 additional credits in Chemistry at the 300 or 400 level.
For specific information on requirements for these programs, please review Augustana's sections of the current Academic Calendar, available on-line and in PDF format.

Sample Program:
Chemistry Degree/ Premedicine Program 

A degree in Chemistry serves as excellent background preparation for future studies in medicine. The Chemistry Degree/Premedicine Program has been assembled to allow students to fulfil the usual requirements for admission to medical schools while simultaneously obtaining a B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry.1 The sample program listed below for a Chemistry major and a Biology minor provides an indication of the required courses, and space for option and core courses, taken during your university studies.2 Courses not offered every year should be taken as early as possible (i.e., some courses in the sample program will no doubt need to be taken in different years than those shown). 


 Year 1

AUBIO 110 and 130
AUCHE 110 and 112 
AUENG 103 and 104
AUMAT 110/111 and 112
AUPHY 110 and 120

 Year 2

AUBIO 253 and 260
AUCHE 210 (1 credit)
AUCHE 230 and 232 
AUCHE 250 and 252
AUCHE 280 
AUMAT 211  
AUSTA 213
3 cr core 


Year 3

AUBIO 274 and 275
AUCHE 220 and 222
AUCHE 279
AUCHE 381
12 cr core

Year 4 

3 cr AUBIO (e.g., 295) 
AUCHE 277 
AUCHE 3xx or 4xx
AUCHE 4_5 
15 cr core
3 cr option


1 The student is encouraged to review the admission requirements for the specific medicine program of interest.
2 Please review Augustana's sections of the current (University of Alberta) Academic Calendar for a listing of optional and required core courses.

Learning outcomes

As Researchers, chemistry graduates will possess:

Proficiency in common lab skills and techniques.

This will be demonstrated in the ability to:

  1. Record data and observations
  2. Obtain representative samples
  3. Operate common instruments
  4. Perform common lab procedures

Safe work practices.

This will be demonstrated in the ability to:

  1. Follow all safety rules and regulations
  2. Select appropriate personal protective equipment
  3. Locate appropriate safety data
  4. Operate lab equipment and instruments safely
  5. Treat and dispose of potentially hazardous chemicals properly

As Thinkers, chemistry graduates will possess:

Knowledge of chemical principles and phenomena.

This will be demonstrated in the ability to:

  1. Quantitatively describe a system and predict an outcome
  2. Qualitatively describe  a reaction mechanism and predict its product(s)

The ability to link theoretical principles to observable properties.

This will be demonstrated in the ability to:

  1. Link classroom and lab learning to phenomena encountered outside these settings
  2. Describe the connection between lab and classroom learning
  3. Infer molecular behaviour from macroscopic observables

As Communicators, chemistry graduates will possess:

The ability to obtain and communicate chemical knowledge in both written and oral forms.

This will be demonstrated in the ability to:

  1. Locate and summarize literature data on a specific topic
  2. Describe the outcome of an experiment
  3. Extract experimental procedures from published data
  4. Modify published procedures for a given application