Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professionally accredited by the American Chemical Society

FACULTY Professors Andersh (Chair), Campbell, Field (emeritus), Gayhart (emeritus), Glover (emeritus), Kolb (emeritus); Associate Professors Bosma, Flint, Fry, Helenek (emeritus), McQuade, Remsen; Assistant Professors Haverhals, Schnupf, Sengupta; Visiting Assistant Professor: Woods; Lecturers: Moroz (emeritus), Wentzel; Lab Coordinator Fitzjarrald

The Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty and students comprise a learning community dedicated to the study of science and the application of the scientific method, to solve problems from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Providing programs in a personal environment characteristic of a small college, in outstanding facilities with modern instrumentation akin to that of larger institutions affords the Department a unique stature in higher education. Our faculty is comprised of dedicated teachers who are professional chemists with active research programs. The Chemistry major has received continuous certification by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society since 1949.

Employers, graduate schools, and professional schools have recognized our graduates as having excellent problem-solving, critical-thinking, and communication skills, the ability to work in collaborative teams, and a broad understanding of chemistry’s interdisciplinary nature. The Department offers courses in all areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, materials, environmental, and physical. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in the chemical or educational professions, entrance into graduate programs in chemistry or biochemistry, or entrance into professional programs, including medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, veterinary, business, or law.

Research is an integral part of the learning process and an important component of many careers in the discipline and, as such, students are encouraged to begin independent studies early in their academic careers. Working alongside their faculty mentors, students use high-tech instrumentation to do relevant real-world research, sometimes in partnership with local laboratories or companies. Often, our students co-author scientific journal publications and present their work at national and regional conferences as well as during the Department’s weekly seminar series.

Advanced Placement: Students earning a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination will receive credit for CHM 110, 111, and 112. Those who earn a score of 4 will receive credit for CHM 110 and 111. Those who earn a score of 3 will receive credit for CHM 100 and 101.

Internal Transfer Students: Before declaring a major or minor in the Department, internal transfer students must have achieved a 2.25 overall grade point average and completed at least one course in the departmental common curriculum at Bradley, earning a C or better,

To prepare our majors to acheive their professional objectives, six curricular options leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree are available. The Department also offers a Minor in Chemistry and jointly sponsors a program in Medical Laboratory Science (LSM) with the Department of Biology and a program in Environmental Science—Chemistry (ENS-C) with the Departments of Biology and Physics. In addition, the Department offers two combined Baccalaureate and Master’s degree options, the B.S./M.S.-Chemistry and the B.S./M.S.-Biochemistry. These accelerated, research-intensive programs provide opportunities for students to earn both a B.S. and an M.S. degree in less time than traditionally required and enrollment in these programs is limited. B.S./M.S. graduates find immediate employment or have very high acceptance rates into Ph.D. or professional school programs. Students enrolled in a B.S./M.S. program who decide not to complete the combined degree program can graduate with a B.S. degree by fulfilling the requirements of any program offered by the Department.

Departmental Major Requirements

All majors must meet the all-university degree requirements, departmental common curriculum requirements, and the required courses for their chosen major or concentration. Typical course sequencing schedules for all departmental majors and concentrations may be found on the Department’s website.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements

Students in the B.S., B.A., or B.S./M.S. programs must successfully complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements:

CHM 110 General Chemistry I - 3 hr.

CHM 111 General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 hr.

CHM 116 General Chemistry II - 4 hr.

CHM 117 General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 hr.

CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I - 4 hr.

CHM 253 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.

CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II - 3 hr.

CHM 257 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hr.

CHM 292 Chemical Informatics - 1 hr.

CHM 326 Analytical Chemistry - 4 hr.

CHM 360 Biochemistry - 3 hr.

CHM 380 Seminar I in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0 hr.

CHM 386 Seminar II in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0.5 hr.

CHM 470 Physical Chemistry I - 3 hr.

CHM 480 Seminar III in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0.5 hr.

One semester of biology with laboratory (BIO 151 and BIO 152)

One year of college-level physics (PHY 110, 201 or PHY 107, 108)

Two semesters of calculus (MTH 121, 122 or MTH 115, 116)

A grade of C or higher must be earned in CHM 110, 111, 116, 117, 252, and 253 before continuing on to the next course in this sequence.

Biochemistry Major (BCM)

This course of study is designed for students wishing to prepare for entrance into a graduate program, a career in biochemistry or a career in allopathic, osteopathic, or veterinary medicine. All students must complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements and:

CHM 361 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.

CHM 420 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hr.

CHM 462 Protein Structure and Function - 3 hr.

CHM 466 Intermediary Metabolism - 3 hr.

CHM 471 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.

BIO 310 Genetics - 4 hr.

BIO 464 Cell Biology - 4 hr.

Total hours required for the BCM major: 69–70.

Chemistry Major

The specific courses and enrollment sequences taken are a function of the Chemistry Major Concentration selected. All students who are candidates for the B.S. or B.A. major must complete the requirements of the selected Chemistry Concentration.

Chemistry American Chemical Society Certified-Concentration (CHM-C)

This concentration is designed for students wishing to attend graduate school in chemistry or who plan to seek immediate employment in chemistry or an allied field. Students who complete this concentration will receive anAmerican Chemical Society Certified Degree. All students must complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements and:

CHM 361 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.

• CHM 412 Molecular Modeling - 1 hr.

• CHM 420 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hr.

CHM 436 Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hr.

CHM 437 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.

CHM 471 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.

CHM 476 Physical Chemistry II - 3 hr.

A minimum of six additional hours in chemistry numbered 299 or above, excluding CHM 300, 302, and

422. At least two of the six credit hours must be selected from the list below:

o CHM 299 Directed Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry – 1–4 hr.

o CHM 441 Materials Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.

o CHM 499 Directed Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry* – 1–4 hr.

o Approved LAS 301 internship* - 1-3 hr.

When LAS 301, CHM 299 or 499 is used to complete this requirement, a written research paper must be submitted to the chair of the department.

Total hours required for the CHM-C concentration: 69–70.

Chemistry Pre-Medical Concentration (CHM-PM)

This concentration is designed to provide curricular flexibility to students who are interested in studying chemistrywhile preparing to attend medical (allopathic, osteopathic), veterinary, optometry, or dental school. Students enrolledin this concentration will work closely with their CHM-PM departmental advisor and the University’s HealthProfessions Advising Center to select elective courses that best meet their career objectives. All students must complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements and:

CHM 361 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.

BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 hr.

BIO 232 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 hr.

BIO 310 Genetics – 3 hr.

Statistics – 3 hr. (Options: MTH 111 Elementary Statistics, MTH 325 Probability and Statistics I, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, or BIO 260 Biological Statistics I – 1 hr. and BIO 261 Biological Statistics II – 2 hr.)

PSY 101 Principles of Psychology – 3 hr.

SOC 100 The Sociological Perspective – 3 hr.

Plus 13 additional elective hours of which at least 7 hours must be selected from Chemistry Departmental courses numbered CHM 301 or above; the remaining six hours could be additional CHM courses (numbered above CHM 301) or any of the courses listed below:

o BIO 231 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I – 1 hr.

o BIO 233 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II - 1 hr.

o BIO 250 - Organismal Biology - 4 hr.

o BIO 351 - Human Histology - 3 hr.

o BIO 406 - General Microbiology - 4 hr.

o BIO 408 - Bacterial Pathogenesis - 4 hr.

o BIO 464 - Cell Biology – 3-4 hr.

o BIO 468 - Immunology of Host Defense - 3-4 hr.

o BIO 482 - Endocrinology - 3 hr.

o BIO 484 - Neurophysiology - 3 hr.

Total hours required for the CHM-PM concentration: 81-82.

Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy Concentration (CHM-PP)

This Chemistry Concentration is specifically designed for students preparing to apply for admission to PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) programs. Nationwide, the majority of pharmacists work in community pharmacies; however, there is an exceptional demand for pharmacists in a wide variety of professional settings. Departmental advisors and individuals in the University’s Health Professions Advising Center offer curricular support and advising throughout the pharmacy school application and admission process. All students must complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements and:

CHM 361 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.

• Seven additional hours in Chemistry selected from courses numbered CHM 301 or above.

BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology I -3 hr.

BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I – 1 hr.

BIO 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II – 3 hr.

BIO 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II – 1hr.

BIO 251 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity – 3 hr.

BIO 252 Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory - 1 hr.

BIO 406 General Microbiology – 4 hr.

Statistics – 3 hr. (Options: MTH 111 Elementary Statistics, MTH 325 Probability and Statistics I, PSY 205 Quantitative Methods, or BIO 260 Biological Statistics I – 1 hr. and BIO 261 Biological Statistics II – 2 hr.)

PSY 101 Principles of Psychology – 3 hr.

ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics – 3 hr. or ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics – 3hr.

Total hours required for the CHM-PP concentration: 82-83.

Chemistry High School Education (9-12) Concentration (CHM-T)

This concentration is designed to provide graduates with the education and training to teach chemistry at the secondary school level (grades 9-12). Students who select this concentration must also complete all the education requirements mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education, which includes 441 hours of course work in the Teacher Education-High School Education concentration.

All students must complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements and:

CHM 471 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.

MTH 111 Elementary Statistics – 3 hr.

Six additional hours, three from Category A and three from Category B, selected from the lists below:

Category A

CHM 316 Environmental Chemistry - 3 hr.
GES 101 Principles of Earth Science - 3 hr.

Category B

CHM 332 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hr.

CHM 420 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hr.

Total hours required for the CHM-T concentration: 100-102.

For more information, see Teacher Education - High School Education program in the College of Education and Health Sciences section of this catalog.

 

Chemistry Business Concentration (CHM-B)

This concentration is designed for students wishing to combine chemistry with a basic knowledge of business for immediate employment in the field or to help prepare for entrance into an MBA or Law program. Typical employment options for graduates with this concentration are found in companies or industries dealing with chemical production, procurement, or processing; the careers include: cost analysis, sales, marketing, advertising, customer service, and management. All students must complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements and:

CHM 316 Environmental Chemistry - 3 hr.

CHM 420 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hr.

CHM 450 Industrial Organic Chemistry - 1 hr.

Plus four additional hours, selected from the list below:

  • CHM 332 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hr.
  • CHM 361 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 436 Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hr.
  • CHM 437 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 440 Materials Chemistry - 3 hr.
  • CHM 441 Materials Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 471 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.

    Seventeen hours taken in the Foster College of Business:
  • ATG 157 Accounting Principles-Financial - 3 hr.
  • M L 350 Managing for Results in Organizations OR M L 250 Interpersonal Effectiveness in Organizations - 2 hr.
  • ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics or ECO 100 Intro. to Economics - 3 hr.
  • FIN 322 Business Finance - 3 hr.
  • MTG 315 Principles of Marketing or MTG 304 Professional Selling - 3 hr.

    Three hours selected from the list below:
  • ATG 158 Accounting Principles-Cost Management - 3 hr.
  • ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics or any 300-level course in FIN, M L, or MTG - 3 hr.

Total hours required for the CHM-B concentration: 78–79.

Chemistry Minor

As a natural science, chemistry is of fundamental importance to the understanding of many disciplines. Moreover, a minor in chemistry would enhance the preparation of other majors for entrance into careers in pharmaceutical sales, environmental studies, forensic science, health sciences, engineering, and the biological sciences. At least 8 hours of the departmental coursework required for the minor must be completed at Bradley. Some minor requirements may also serve as curricular requirements for majors in the physical and life sciences. The minor in chemistry consists of:

  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 111 General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 116 General Chemistry II - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 117 General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 252 Organic Chemistry I - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 253 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.
  • CHM 256 Organic Chemistry II 3 hr.
  • CHM 257 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hr.
  • CHM 326 Analytical Chemistry - 4 hrs.
  • One 3-4 hr. course numbered above 300 (excluding CHM 422) - 3–4 hrs.
  • One year of college-level physics and one semester of calculus.

Total hours required for the minor: 37–38.

Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree (4+1) Programs

Admission Requirements

B.S./M.S. Admission Requirements (Undergraduate)

Students may apply to the program after completing CHM 252. To be admitted, the student must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.50, an average GPA of 2.75 in chemistry courses, and a C or better in all chemistry, mathematics, biology, and physics courses.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply in their junior year, but applications from seniors who have significant research experience will also be considered. The initial application is made within the department, using the Application for Admission to the BS/MS Program form available on the Department Sakai site. This application is to be submitted to the graduate coordinator. Once admitted, students fill out the change of major form, which is signed by the Department Chair and the LAS dean.

B.S./M.S. Admission Requirements (Graduate)

To earn graduate status within the B.S./M.S. program, students must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in undergraduate chemistry courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in graduate courses. The student must also have met the requirements for undergraduate graduation before the first semester of the graduate study. Application is made to the graduate school after meeting with the Department’s Graduate Coordinator regarding the specific requirements for application to the B.S./M.S. graduate program.

For both Chemistry and Biochemistry B.S./M.S. options, up to nine hours of graduate credit, taken prior to the completion of the bachelor's degree can be counted toward both degrees.  If this option is selected, a minimum of 146 hours, 30 of which must be at the graduate level, must be earned. The Graduate Record Examination is not required for admission to this program.

Programmatic Requirements and Procedures

  • Program participants are expected to engage in full-time research experiences during the summers after their third, fourth, and fifth years. Failure to do so will extend the time needed to complete the program.
  • Students must identify a research mentor/thesis advisor and begin their undergraduate research no later than the summer after their third year. A research mentor/thesis advisor must be identified before applying to the BS/MS program.
  • At the beginning of the fourth year, the student’s thesis committee shall be constituted. The committee members shall be chosen by the Graduate Coordinator in consultation with the thesis advisor. The committee shall include the thesis advisor and at least two other Faculty. If a student has two thesis advisors, there must be two additional faculty members on the committee. The majority of the members must be from the Bradley University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
  • Before completion of the fourth year, the student must present a seminar (CHM 580 ) summarizing the literature relevant to the thesis project, any preliminary results, and an outline of the proposed research.  Within one week of the seminar, the student must meet with the thesis committee to discuss the presentation and the research plan. Failure to meet with the committee will result in a grade of IN in the course.
  • The Graduate Coordinator and thesis advisor must approve a Graduate Program of Study before the first day of classes of the student’s fourth year of study.
  • The student must apply to graduate when the undergraduate requirements are complete, so as to be able to register as a graduate student thereafter.
  • All matriculated graduate students (except those requiring a leave of absence) are required to be registered for at least one course for each fall and spring semester and one course during each summer from the semester of matriculation through the semester in which the degree is completed.
  • Upon completion of the thesis, the student must present the work in a research seminar (CHM 682) and successfully defend the thesis to the thesis committee.  The voting members of the thesis committee shall determine the research seminar grade and when a thesis has satisfactorily met all standards. The thesis defense serves as the comprehensive examination required by the Graduate School.

Departmental Common Curriculum Requirements

Students in the B.S./M.S. programs must successfully complete the Chemistry and Biochemistry Common Curriculum Requirements. A grade of C or higher must be earned in CHM 110, 111, 116, 117, 252, and 253 before continuing on to the next course in this sequence.

B.S./M.S.-Chemistry (CHM 4+1)

Students completing this degree option and who have submitted a written research summary paper will receive an American Chemical Society Certified Degree. The B.S. degree will be awarded once the candidate has met the All-University Degree Requirements and completed the B.S./M.S. Common Curriculum Requirements and the B.S. Requirements listed below:

B.S. Requirements for B.S./M.S. Chemistry

  • CHM 361 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 436 Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 437 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 471 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.
  • CHM 476 Physical Chemistry II - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 499 Directed Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 2 hrs.
  • CHM 520 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 580 Literature Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 1 hr.
  • Chemistry Electives - 5 hrs.
    • Two hours in courses numbered 300 to 499, excluding CHM 300, 302, and 422.
    • Three hours in courses numbered 500 or above, excluding CHM 522.
    • No more than three of the five credit hours in laboratory courses.

Total hours in the major required for the undergraduate degree: 69.5–70.5

M.S. Requirements for B.S./M.S. Chemistry

A minimum of 30 hours of coursework at the 500–600 level is required, including:

  • CHM 524 Fundamentals of Separation Science - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 599 Research - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 682 Thesis Research Seminar - 1 hr.
  • CHM 697 Research - 7 hrs.
  • CHM 699 Thesis - 1 hr.

The remaining graduate credits must be selected from the list of electives below:

Graduate Chemistry Electives

  • CHM 500 Chemical Topics - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 512 Molecular Modeling - 1 hr.
  • CHM 514 Chemical Group Theory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 516 Environmental Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 526 Advanced Analytical Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 528 Topics in Analytical Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 532 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 538 Topics in Inorganic Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 540 Materials Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 541 Materials Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 548 Topics in Materials Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 550 Industrial Organic Chemistry - 1 hr.
  • CHM 552 Physical Organic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 554 Organic Spectroscopy - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 555 Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 558 Topics in Organic Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 562 Protein Structure and Function - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 564 Biochemical Literature - 1–2 hrs.
  • CHM 566 Intermediary Metabolism - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 568 Topics in Biochemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 577 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hr.
  • CHM 578 Topics in Physical Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 584 Readings in Chemistry or Biochemistry - 1–3 hrs.

Total hours required for the CHM 4+1 program: 91.5–92.5 hrs

B.S./M.S.-Biochemistry (BCM 4+1)

The B.S. degree will be awarded once the candidate has met the All-University Degree Requirements and completed the B.S./M.S. Common Curriculum Requirements and the B.S. Requirements listed below:

B.S. Requirements for B.S./M.S. Biochemistry

  • CHM 361 Biochemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 462 Protein Structure and Function - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 471 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I - 1 hr.
  • CHM 499 Directed Studies in Chemistry - 2 hrs.
  • CHM 520 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hrs.
  • CHM 566 Intermediary Metabolism - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 580 Literature Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry - 1 hr.
  • BIO 310 Genetics - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 464 Cell Biology - 4 hrs.

Total hours required for the major: 71.5–72.5 

M.S. Requirements for B.S./M.S. Biochemistry

A minimum of 30 hours of coursework at the 500–600 level is required, including:

  • CHM 524 Fundamentals of Separation Science - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 536 Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 599 Research - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 682 Thesis Research Seminar - 1 hr.
  • CHM 697 Research - 7 hrs.
  • CHM 699 Thesis - 1 hr.

The remaining graduate credits may be selected from the lists of biochemistry and chemistry electives below, with no less than half of the credits coming from the biochemistry list.

Graduate Biochemistry Electives

  • CHM 564  Biochemical Literature - 1–2 hrs.
  • CHM 568 Topics in Biochemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • BIO  503  Molecular Genetics - 3 hrs.
  • BIO  509 Human Genetics - 3 hrs.
  • BIO  568 Cell/Molecular Immunology - 3 hrs.

Chemistry Graduate Electives

  • CHM 500 Chemical Topics - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 512 Molecular Modeling - 1 hr.
  • CHM 514 Chemical Group Theory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 516 Environmental Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 526 Advanced Analytical Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 528 Topics in Analytical Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 532 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 537 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 538 Topics in Inorganic Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 540 Materials Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 541 Materials Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 548 Topics in Materials Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 550 Industrial Organic Chemistry - 1 hr.
  • CHM 552 Physical Organic Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 554 Organic Spectroscopy - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 555 Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 558 Topics in Organic Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 576 Physical Chemistry II - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 577 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II - 1 hr.
  • CHM 578 Topics in Physical Chemistry - 1–3 hrs.
  • CHM 584 Readings in Chemistry or Biochemistry - 1–3 hrs.

Total hours required for the BCM 4+1 program: 93.5–94.5

Student Organization

All students are encouraged to join the Chem Club, a Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society. Based upon their many educational, service, and social activities, the Bradley chapter has been consistently ranked in the top tier of the approximately 900 chapters by the Society’s Committee on Education. Chapter members perform chemical demonstrations at local elementary schools, judge science fairs, participate in Mole Day and National Chemistry Week, host invited lectures, and much more.

Internship And Co-Op Programs

Numerous opportunities exist in the greater Bradley area (e.g., at Caterpillar, Inc., the medical school, hospitals, USDA lab, crime lab, or environmental labs) for students to gain off-campus career-related work experiences. Students who participate in internships and co-ops typically begin their experience during their sophomore or junior year.

Study Abroad

Because advances in science are often made by international teams of individuals collaborating to reach a common goal, majors are encouraged to participate in a study abroad experience. In addition to the cultural and educational benefits, study abroad experiences will broaden the professional opportunities available to the student. The University’s Study Abroad Office works in conjunction with the department in the placement of students. Majors who choose to study abroad generally do so during their junior year.