Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Chemistry

Faculty

Joseph H. Lechner, PhD

Joyce C. Miller, PhD

Chemistry Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the chemistry program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • explain the roles of observations, laws, hypotheses, and experiments in the scientific method of investigation;
  • appreciate the strengths and the limitations of science;
  • describe currently held views of the structure of matter and explain evidence for them;
  • interpret the symbolic nomenclature of chemistry, and use it to describe substances and reactions;
  • represent accurately the structure of molecules, on paper, using models, and using computer software;
  • account for the physical properties and chemical reactivity of substances based on their structures;
  • predict the outcome of a reaction, given the identities of the reactants;
  • describe properties, uses, sources, and methods of obtaining important chemical substances used in household, laboratory, industrial, and medical applications;
  • reach logical solutions to problems by evaluating information, applying principles, performing calculations, and interpreting results;
  • demonstrate the skills of observation, measurement, record keeping, time management, and teamwork in the laboratory;
  • perform laboratory work in accordance with accepted safety regulations;
  • correctly operate common laboratory instruments and equipment;
  • design and execute procedures for identifying, synthesizing or purifying chemical substances;
  • evaluate the outcome of an experiment by converting raw data to final results, including analysis of error and uncertainty;
  • describe substances and reactions that occur in living organisms;
  • effectively communicate the results of a scientific investigation orally and in writing;
  • access information about chemical substances and reactions in the professional literature; and
  • appreciate the harmony between scientific knowledge and biblical teachings.

Chemistry and Programs

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Pre-Medical Track)

Required Courses

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE2001 Special Topics in Chemistry and Physical Science

1

CHE3014 Quantitative Chemistry with Laboratory

4

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4001 Technical Writing in Chemistry

1

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE4024 Biochemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4054 Physical Chemistry with Laboratory

4

Required Cognate Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO3045 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Laboratory

5

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

4

BIO3064 Vertebrate Physiology with Laboratory

4

BIO4073 Cell Biology

3

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

4

MAT1034G Calculus I

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Total

73 Hours

No minor is required.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Forensic Science Track)

Required Courses

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE2001 Special Topics in Chemistry and Physical
Science

1

CHE3014 Quantitative Chemistry with Laboratory

4

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4001 Technical Writing in Chemistry

1

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE4024 Biochemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4054 Physical Chemistry with Laboratory

4

Required Cognate Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

CJU1003 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJU2023 Criminal Investigations

3

CJU3003 Criminal Law and Procedures

3

aCJU3034 Introduction to Forensic Science with Laboratory

4

CJU3043 Chemical Dependence and Abuse

3

MAT1034G Calculus I

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Total

69 Hours

Suggested Electives

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

 

BIO2064 Invertebrate Zoology with Laboratory

 

BIO3004 Microbiology with Laboratory

 

BIO3034 Genetics with Laboratory

 

aBIO3024 Field Botany with Laboratory

 

aBIO4024 Entomology with Laboratory

 

BIO4064 Molecular Biology with Laboratory

 

CHE5019 Independent Study in Chemistry

 

CHE5029 Chemistry Internship (forensic science)

 

CJU4001 Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals

 

CJU4002 Restorative Justice

 

ESS1034G Earth Science with Laboratory

 

ESS1054G Meteorology with Laboratory

 

No minor is required.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Graduate School/Industry Track)

Required Courses

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE2001 Special Topics in Chemistry and Physical Science

1

CHE3014 Quantitative Chemistry with Laboratory

4

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

CHE4001 Technical Writing in Chemistry

1

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE4054 Physical Chemistry with Laboratory

4

Chemistry elective (4 hours selected from courses number 4000 or above)

4

PHY3014 Introduction to Modern Physics with Laboratory

4

Required Cognate Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

CSC1013G Introduction to Computing

3

MAT1034G Calculus I

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Total

60 Hours

Recommended Support Courses

MAT2034 Calculus II

 

MAT3013 Linear Algebra

 

MAT3034 Calculus III

 

MAT3043 Differential Equations

 

The student with a major in chemistry (graduate school/industry track) must complete an approved program of supporting courses in lieu of a minor.

Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Education

Note: Candidates who wish to teach in adolescent to young adult education, in multi-age education, or in career-technical settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

BIO1054G General Zoology with Laboratory

4

BIO1074G General Botany with Laboratory

4

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE3014 Quantitative Chemistry with Laboratory

4

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

ESS1034G Earth Science with Laboratory

4

ESS1044G Astronomy with Laboratory

4

ESS1054G Meteorology with Laboratory

4

PHY2014G General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHY2024 General Physics II with Laboratory

4

aPHY3014 Introduction to Modern Physics with Laboratory

4

PHY4002 Content Teaching Methods in Physical Science

2

Required Major Cognate Courses

MAT1013g Trigonometry
(or pass Trigonometry proficiency exam)

0-3

MAT1023g Precalculus Mathematics
(or ACT Mathematics subscore of 25 or above)

0-3

MAT1034G Calculus I

4

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Required Education Courses

46

Total

103-109 Hours

Chemistry Minor

CHE1031G General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHE1033G General Chemistry I

3

CHE1041 General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHE1043 General Chemistry II

3

CHE3024 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

4

CHE3034 Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

4

Select one of the following:

4

CHE3014 Quantitative Chemistry with Laboratory

 

CHE4014 Biochemistry I with Laboratory

 

Total

20 Hours