is required of all students who take their junior year at GVSU. Two semesters of seminar are required for one credit. Students should register for zero credit in their first semester and one credit in their second semester.
CHM 241 and CHM 242 may substitute for CHM 245/246/247/248. However, students must also take CHM 249 plus upper-level chemistry electives that include a total of 28 lab hours.
3. Required Cognate Courses
A minimum 2.0 GPA in required cognate courses. Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits in chemistry at Grand Valley.
All students must select one of the following emphases in addition to the core courses listed above.
A. Professional Emphasis
The professional emphasis offers excellent preparation for bachelor level employment and entry into graduate and professional schools (ACS certified).
The education emphasis is designed specifically for students who plan to teach chemistry at the secondary level. Students in this emphasis must also complete a teachable minor and the secondary professional program (College of Education). As part of the College of Education state certification requirement, students must complete BIO 120, BIO 121, and GEO 111. These or other courses may be taken as electives or as part of the general education program or as part of the minor.
The biochemistry and biotechnology emphasis prepares students for entry level employment in biotechnical or biomedical laboratories or for entry into professional health schools or biochemical graduate programs.
The environmental emphasis also requires specialization in a discipline outside of chemistry. Students must choose one of the following tracks to complete the emphasis. Each track includes two required lower-level courses to meet the prerequisite requirements of the track and two upper-level courses from the courses listed.
CHM elective (two to three credits) at the 300–400 level (approval required)