Chemistry - Whitman College

Science courses manage the nature and arrangement of matter and the laws that oversee substance responses. These courses are offered to address the issues of three gatherings of understudies: the individuals who make science or compound building their calling; the individuals who require a specific measure of science as an aide to some related business; and the individuals who crave a learning of science as a feature of a general instruction.

Understudies hoping to major in any of the essential sciences ought to take either (1) Chemistry 125, 126 and the related research facilities, Chemistry 135, 136 or (2) the more quickened Chemistry 140. These courses offer an initial review of all fields of science (inorganic, investigative, natural, physical, and organic chemistry). An augmented investigation of science for the nonmajor might be gotten by taking Chemistry 245, 246, 345, 388, or BBMB 325. Premedical understudies ought to note that most medicinal schools require for passage an entire year of natural science address and two credits of natural research center.

There are two approaches to satisfy first-year general science prerequisites. One is by taking the yearlong General Chemistry arrangement of courses (Chemistry 125, 126, 135, 136). A quickened alternative is to take a semester of Advanced General Chemistry (140 and 140 lab). Understudies with an AP score of 4 or 5 don't need to take 125 yet ought to take 135 in the fall. Understudies with an AP score of 5 might take 140 and 140 lab and get very nearly an entire year of general science credit (three credits for their AP score, three credits for the 140 address, and one credit for the 140 lab). Note: AP credit does exclude credit for the Chemistry 135 lab.

The office additionally offers two one-semester courses in science (Chemistry 100 and 102) for the understudy wishing a general information of the field to satisfy broadness of study prerequisites.

The office is very much outfitted with instrumentation for synthetic investigation. A "hands on" arrangement permits broad utilization of the instruments, starting in the first year with analyses including pH meters, diagnostic parities, and noticeable spectrophotometers. In cutting edge courses, understudies are acquainted with nuclear assimilation, infrared and fluorescence spectroscopies, atomic attractive reverberation spectrometry, bright spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry, slim electrophoresis, gas chromatography, superior fluid chromatography, and electrochemistry. The point is to give down to earth involvement with current substance instrumentation so understudies can learn what an instrument does as well as how it functions. In cutting edge courses, understudies will utilize different PC programming bundles for information examination and presentation, and for lab report composing.

An understudy who enters Whitman with no past school level science courses should complete 36 science credits to satisfy the necessities for the major. Extra credits are required in different divisions. These are recorded underneath with the necessities for the science major.

Conveyance: Courses finished in science apply to the science and quantitative examination (chose courses) circulation regions.

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