Chemistry, BA./Chemical Engineering, B.S. Dual Degree Requirements

Department Chairperson:Louis J. Liotta Office: Shields Science Center 315 Phone: 508-565-1043lliotta@stonehill.edu

Stonehill College offers an Engineering Program in collaboration with The University of Notre Dame. Students in this 3+2 Engineering Program with the University of Notre Dame receive a B.A. in Chemistry from Stonehill College and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Students in this program typically complete the following courses:

First Year

Code Course Credits

CHM 113

General Chemistry I     1

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The fundamentals of chemistry are covered including: matter and measurement, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, and an introduction to chemical kinetics and equilibrium.

Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry requirement.

4

MTH 125

Calculus I

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Calculus of a single variable: functions, limits, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, first and second order differential equations. May not receive credit for both MTH 125 and MTH 119.

4

PHY 121

Physics I

Offered: Fall Semester

Brief introduction to vectors and basic concepts of calculus; kinematics; Newton’s laws, force, work and power; conservative forces, potential energy; momentum, collisions; rotational motion, angular momentum, torque; oscillations, simple harmonic motion; gravitation and planetary motion; fluid dynamics; kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics; heat capacity and transport.

Corequisite(s): MTH 125.

4

CHM 221

Organic Chemistry I

Offered: Spring Semester

The basics of organic chemistry are covered including: structure and bonding of alkanes, alkenes, aromatic hydrocarbons and alkynes; functional groups containing heteroatoms; chromatography; spectroscopy; stereochemistry; methods of studying organic reaction; and an introduction to mechanisms of organic reactions.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 113 (with a grade of C- or better - starts with the Class of 2019).

4

MTH 126

Calculus II

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Calculus of a single variable: functions, limits, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, first and second order differential equations.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite for MTH 126: MTH 125.

4

PHY 122

Physics II

Offered: Spring Semester

Brief introduction to the basic concepts of vector calculus, such as line and surface integrals, integral version of Gauss’ theorem and Stokes’ theorem; Coulomb’s law, insulators and metals; electrostatic induction, potential energy; capacitance; currents, resistance, basic circuits, batteries; magnetism and currents; Ampere’s law; motion of free charges in magnetic fields, mass spectroscopy; magnetic induction, Faraday’s law; Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves; geometric and wave optics; light as photons, photoelectric effect.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 125
Corequisite(s): MTH 126.

4

Sophomore Year

Code Course Credits

CHM 222

Organic Chemistry II

Offered: Fall Semester

The mechanistic and synthetic organic chemistry relating to nucleophilic substitution, elimination, additions to carbon-carbon multiple bonds, aromatic substitution, addition and substitution at carbonyls, substitution alpha to carbonyls, rearrangements, and polymerizations. The organic chemistry of natural compounds (e.g. peptides, carbohydrates, etc.) is introduced.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 221 (with a grade of C- or better - starts with the Class of 2019).

4

CSC 103

Computer Science I

Offered: Fall Semester

An introduction to programming and problem solving using Java. Topics include: Input and Output; Selection; Repetition; Methods; Recursion; Arrays; Classes and Objects.

Course may be applied to the Data Science program.

4

MTH 261

Multivariable Calculus

Offered: Fall Semester

Continuation of the sequence begun in Calculus I and II. Functions of several variables, analytic geometry, vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integration.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 126.

4

CHM 244

Inorganic Chemistry

Offered: Spring Semester

This course covers fundamentals of central topics in inorganic chemistry from historical to modern-day perspectives. Topics include: Coordination compounds (history, structure, bonding theories, reactivity, applications); solid state chemistry (crystals, lattices, radius ratio rule, defect structures, silicates & other minerals); and descriptive chemistry of the elements.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 222 (with a grade of C- or better - starts with the Class of 2019).

4

CHM 331

Analytical Chemistry     2,3

Offered: Spring Semester

This course provides an in-depth study of chemical equilibrium in acid-base, complexation, oxidation-reduction and precipitation reactions, as well as incorporates a survey of analytical instrumentation. Quantitative analysis methods, including titrations, spectroscopy, chromatography, and potentiometry, are discussed and performed with rigorous statistical evaluation of experimental data in a 4-hour weekly laboratory session.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 221 (with a grade of C- or better - starts with the Class of 2019)..
Fulfills the Statistical Reasoning requirement.

4

CSC 104

Computer Science II

Offered: Spring Semester

Inheritance; Polymorphism; Exceptions; Stream IO; Elementary Data Structures; Graphics; Event Driven Programming.

Prerequisite(s): CSC 103.
Course may be applied to the Data Science program.

4

MTH 251

Linear Algebra

Offered: Spring Semester

The development of the methods and underlying ideas for solving systems of linear equations. Topics include: vectors, matrices, linear transformations, determinants and eigenvectors. Use of mathematical software MAPLE, in applications.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 261.

4

Junior Year

Code Course Credits

CHM 333

Physical Chemistry I

Offered: Fall Semester

This course provides in-depth exploration of key chemistry topics in thermodynamics and kinetics. Topics include: gas laws, energy transfer, phase equilibrium, chemical potential, properties of solutions, and kinetic theory and mechanism. Specific applications of physical chemistry are given in terms of material science, nanoscience, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and technology.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 126 & CHM 232 or CHM 244

4

CHM 441

Advanced Chemistry Laboratory - Fall (WID)

Offered: Fall Semester

Complementary in content to the Advanced Chemistry Laboratory - Spring (CHM 442). Modern chemistry techniques, methods, and instrumentation will be applied to experiments integrating material from organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. The course will serve to merge concepts from each discipline and to develop self-guided inquiry. Advanced instrumentation to produce useful data and subsequent interpretation of data is emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 244 and CHM 331.
Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

4

BCH 343

Biochemistry I     (suggested)

Offered: Fall Semester

Structure and dynamics of amino acids, peptides and proteins. Enzyme mechanisms and kinetics. Function and mechanisms of coenzymes, survey of carbohydrates, lipids, biological membranes and nucleic acids. An introduction to the bioenergetics and mechanisms of metabolism.

Corequisite(s): CHM 222.

3

CHM 447

Junior Fall Chemistry Seminar

Offered: Fall Semester

Third-year Chemistry majors meet with Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty once a week for both internal and external seminars. Each student is required to prepare and present a half-hour seminar on a topic of his/her choice found in a current professional journal. All students are expected to attend and provide professional evaluations of other students’ seminar presentations.

Prerequisite(s): Junior Chemistry majors only.
Students will earn four credits in the second semester senior year upon completion of CHM 447, CHM 448, CHM 449, and CHM 450.

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CHM 334

Physical Chemistry II

Offered: Spring Semester (Not offered Spring 2017)

This course explores quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. The Schrödinger equation is solved for a one-dimensional particle-in-a-box, the harmonic oscillator, the rigid rotator, and the hydrogen atom. Approximation methods for many-electron atoms, chemical bonding, group theory, molecular spectroscopy, and lasers are studied as well.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 333.

3

CHM 448

Junior Spring Chemistry Seminar     4

Offered: Spring Semester

All third-year Chemistry majors meet with Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty once a week for both internal and external seminar presentations.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 447.
Students will earn four credits in the second semester senior year upon successful completion of CHM 447 , CHM 448, CHM 449, and CHM 450.Students in the Notre Dame dual-degree program in Chemical Engineering will only take CHM 447 and CHM 448 and will earn one credit for CHM 448.

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Notation

1 Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry requirement of the Cornerstone Program.2 Fulfills the Statistical Reasoning requirement of the Cornerstone Program.3 Could also take the spring semester of Junior year.4 CHM 447 and CHM 448 are required to be taken in the junior year to satisfy the Capstone Experience requirement of the Cornerstone Program. One pass/fail credit is obtained in the second semester of the junior year.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the courses above, students must also fulfill the Cornerstone requirements of Stonehill College before transferring to The University of Notre Dame.

Course work taken in the first year at The University of Notre Dame fulfill the senior capstone requirement of the Stonehill major.