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Loyola University Chicago’s Chemistry Department offers small classes and personal interaction. Extra assistance is available outside the classroom through faculty appointments and student affiliate groups.
Students are encouraged to do research with faculty members, who have received $1 million in grant funding during the last four years. Professors also enable student researchers the opportunity to present their findings at meetings and to publish their work, giving them experience that is highly valued by employers and graduate schools. Loyola’s chemistry students use state-of-the-art equipment necessary for sophisticated chemical research. Flanner Hall, where many chemistry courses are held, has been recently upgraded, and students use two new organic laboratories in the Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center, which opened in 2005.
The department offers:
• Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry Bachelor of Science • in Biochemistry (BS) in Chemistry with emphasis • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry Bachelor of Sciences • Science/Chemistry, in(BS) in Environmental association with the
Environmental Studies/Science Program The BS degrees are best suited for students planning to enter the chemical profession directly, or for those planning to go on to graduate school in chemistry, environmental science, biochemical science, or professional schools such as medicine or dentistry, which rely heavily on a strong knowledge of chemistry. The BA degree is most appropriate for pre-professionals or others whose future careers may rely heavily on knowledge areas outside chemistry, including business, education, law, and other fields.
At top right: Access to modern facilities and equipment at the Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center provides many opportunities for students to participate in research alongside professors.
G R A D U AT E P R O G R A M S
The Department of Chemistry offers programs leading to the MS and PhD degrees in which more than 30 graduate students are currently enrolled. Their presence offers additional opportunities for undergraduate chemistry majors to explore career options with recent graduates from other universities.
The requirements for the BS degree in Environmental Science/Chemistry mirror requirements for other BS degrees in Chemistry. In addition, the degree has a number of policy and ecological science requirements. This degree is designed for students planning to enter the chemical profession or graduate studies in environmental science, pre-health professions, or similar studies that rely heavily on a knowledge of chemistry. Students receiving the BS degree in Chemistry are certified by the department as being eligible for full membership in the American Chemical Society. Students receiving the BA degree in Chemistry are initially eligible for associate membership only.
The Loyola American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapter, an organization of undergraduate chemistry majors and other students with a strong interest in chemistry, sponsors educational and social activities each year. Each year the Chemistry Department recognizes selected students with special awards: Father Morrissey medals for outstanding scholarship; the Cassaretto Award to a senior selected on the basis of a superior academic record coupled with service to fellow students or the department; the American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award for demonstrated leadership and potential for advancement of the chemical professions; the Robert A. Mode Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship awarded to a senior chemistry major; and the Merck Award to students with the best academic record for all four years.
In recent years, about one-third of Loyola’s BS in Chemistry graduates have begun their careers. The other students go on to graduate or professional schools. The average salary for chemistry graduates with the BS degree two- to four-years after graduation is $56,000 per year. In the upper Midwest, salaries are slightly higher. The average salary for PhD chemists is $96,000 per year. (Data are from the American Chemical Society, as of August 2004). Loyola chemistry graduates are employed at companies such as E.I. DuPont, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Sherwin-Williams, 3M Corporation, Shell Oil, Borg-Warner, Universal Oil Products, Baxter Labs, Continental Can, Cook County Environmental Protection Agency, Stauffer Chemical Company, and many others. In addition to industry, many chemistry majors go on to professional schools in law, medicine, or dentistry. Other graduates go on to earn advanced chemistry degrees. Recent Loyola chemistry graduates have received the PhD degree in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Johns Hopkins University, and others. In fact, Loyola graduates are now on the chemistry faculty at several other universities including Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Columbia University, Cal State, University of Wisconsin, and University of Tennessee.
T H E F A C U LT Y
The Department of Chemistry includes 16 full-time faculty members, all of whom have PhD degrees and are actively engaged in research as well as teaching. Chairperson: Richard C. Holz, PhD, Pennsylvania State University: biological and inorganic chemistry James H. Babler, PhD, Northwestern University: organic chemistry Miguel A. Ballicora, PhD, University of Buenos Aires: biochemistry Daniel P. Becker, PhD, Indiana University: organic chemistry Eric C. Brown, PhD, University of Washington: organic chemistry M. Paul Chiarelli, PhD, University of Nebraska: analytical chemistry Jacob W. Ciszek, PhD, Rice University: inorganic chemistry David S. Crumrine, PhD, University of Wisconsin: organic chemistry Alanah Fitch, PhD, University of Illinois: analytical chemistry
MINOR IN CHEMISTRY
Students majoring in areas other than chemistry may satisfy requirements for a minor concentration in chemistry by completing 24 credit hours of chemistry with grades of “C” or better.
Jan Florián, PhD, Charles University: physical chemistry Daniel J. Graham, PhD, Washington University: physical chemistry Albert W. Herlinger, PhD, Pennsylvania State University: inorganic chemistry Duarte E. Mota de Freitas, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles: bioinorganic chemistry Dali Liu, PhD, Brandeis University: biochemistry Kenneth W. Olsen, PhD, Duke University: biochemistry Martina Schmeling, PhD, University of Dortmund: analytical chemistry
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M AT H E M AT I C S P R E P A R E D N E S S FOR CHEMISTRY
Students wishing to register for a chemistry course need a background in mathematics commensurate with the computational requirements of the course. Evidence of math preparedness is obtained from results of a Math Placement Test (MPT) administered by the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who are found to be mathematically underprepared must pass Mathematics 117 with a grade of “C” or better before they are able to register for a chemistry course.
CHEMISTRY (CHEM) 101 102 105 106 111 112 151 152 212 214 221 222 223 224 225 226 300 301 302 303 310 311 312 313 340 General Chemistry A (non-majors) General Chemistry B (non-majors) Chemical Principles Basic Inorganic Chemistry General Chemistry Laboratory A General Chemistry Laboratory B Elementary Physiological Chemistry A (nurses) Elementary Physiological Chemistry B (nurses) Elementary Quantitative Analysis (lecture) Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lab Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Organic Chemistry A (non-majors) Organic Chemistry B (non-majors) Organic Chemistry Laboratory A (non-majors) Organic Chemistry Laboratory B (non-majors) Undergraduate Research Physical Chemistry I Physical Chemistry II Physical Chemistry Laboratory Instrumental Analysis Instrumental Analysis Laboratory Environmental Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Lab Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
To obtain an undergraduate degree and prepare for a chosen field, students: complete their major requirements; round out their education by learning important skills and values through Loyola’s Core Curriculum; and develop their own special interests by taking general electives. Note: To graduate in four years and progress through the sequential curricula, chemistry majors must enter Loyola with very strong math skills and begin taking chemistry and math courses immediately.
BS IN CHEMISTRY
Requirements include 15 chemistry courses totaling 45 credit hours; two elective courses in chemistry totaling six credit hours; four physics courses totaling eight credit hours; three mathematics courses totaling 13 credit hours; and two courses in a foreign language, for a minimum of six credit hours. The department recommends German, French, Russian, or Japanese. The department also strongly recommends Undergraduate Research (CHEM 300).
BS IN CHEMISTRY WITH EMPHASIS IN BIOCHEMISTRY
Requirements for this degree include 12 courses in chemistry totaling 39 credit hours; two courses in mathematics totaling six credit hours; six courses in biology totaling 13 credit hours; and four courses in physics totaling eight credit hours. The department also strongly recommends Undergraduate Research (CHEM 300).
BA IN CHEMISTRY
Requirements for this degree include 11 courses in chemistry totaling 35 hours; four specified courses in physics totaling eight credit hours; and two courses in mathematics totaling eight credit hours. The department also recommends the study of one of the following languages: German, French, Russian, or Japanese.
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LOYO L A U N I V E R S I T Y C H I C AG O Undergraduate Admission Office 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60660 Phone: 800 262.2373 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: LUC.edu/undergrad F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N Richard Holz, Chairperson Department of Chemistry Loyola University Chicago Flanner Science Hall, Room 125 1032 W. Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois 60660 Phone: 773.508.3100 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: LUC.edu/chemistry To access this and other undergraduate program brochures—and any updated information—please visit LUC.edu/undergrad/academics.
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