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Skidmore College
Chemistry Department

Courses for Academic Year 20212022

If you're interested in majoring in chemistry, please compare these courses offered with the recommended sequence of courses for a chemistry major to take each semester to satisfy all requirements of the chemistry major (with or without the biochemistry concentration) in a timely fashion.


Fall 2021

CH 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry with Lab

CH 125 Principles of Chemistry

CH 221 Organic Chemistry I

CH 222 Organic Chemistry II

CH 314 Inorganic Chemistry with Lab

CH 332 Physical Chemistry I with Lab or CH330 Physical Chemistry I without Lab

CH 341 Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure and Function with Lab

CH 342 Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism

CH 343 Experimental Biochemistry Laboratory  

CH 377 Senior Seminar In Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research courses by special permission of instructors: CH 171 Introduction to Chemical Research, CH 271 Intermediate Chemical Research, and CH 371 Capstone in Chemistry

Professional Internship in Chemistry courses by faculty sponsorship and departmental approval: CH 299 and CH 399


Spring 2022

CH 126 Principles of Chemistry

CH 126 has the same course description as CH 125.   CH 126 is only offered in the Spring semester and has a prerequisite of CH 115.

CH 221 Organic Chemistry I

CH 222 Organic Chemistry II

CH 232 Analytical Methods in Chemistry

CH 333 Physical Chemistry II with Lab

CH 341 Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure and Function with Lab

CH 342 Biochemistry: Intermediary Metabolism

CH 343 Experimental Biochemistry Laboratory  

CH 351C Special Topics In Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry  Instructor:  Steven Frey
This course explores the role of metal ions in biological systems.  Although biology is generally associated with organic chemistry, metallic elements are found naturally in biological systems and are known to be essential for life.  Additionally, metallic compounds are introduced artificially as probes of biomolecules or pharmaceuticals.  Specific topics will include properties of metal ions that influence their biological role, physical methods and spectroscopic techniques used in bioinorganic chemistry, transport and storage of metal ions, metalloproteins, the interaction of metal ions with nucleic acids, and metal ions in medicine.  Special emphasis will be given to the application of fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry in understanding the structure and function of metal ions serving biological roles 
3 credits.   Pre-requisite:  CH314 Inorganic Chemistry

CH351C Special Topics in Chemistry
Course title and description coming soon.  Instructor:  Madushi Raththagala
3 credits.

CH 378 Senior Seminar In Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research courses by special permission of instructors: CH 171 Introduction to Chemical Research, CH 271 Intermediate Chemical Research, and CH 371 Capstone in Chemistry

Professional Internship in Chemistry courses by faculty sponsorship and departmental approval: CH 299 and CH 399