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Skidmore College
Chemistry Department

Courses for Academic Year 20192020 

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 2019

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 2020

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  

Computational Chemistry  Instructor:  William Kennerly

A hands-on survey of computational chemistry methods.   Students will learn the concepts that enable computational chemistry as well as how to appropriately use them to model chemistry.   Molecules and reactions from organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry will be studied.  Student will learn how to use software using quantum chemical and molecular dynamics methods.
3 credits.  Prerequisite: PY207 General Physics 1  Corequisite:  CH222 Organic Chemistry 2 or Permission of Instructor

CH 351C Special Topics In Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry  Instructor:  Ray Giguere

Course description coming soon.
 3 credits.  Prerequisite: CH222 Organic Chemistry 2

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