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Chemistry Departmental Honors

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Please contact the Chemistry Department for advisement and permission prior to enrolling in Honors courses.

  • Program Prerequisite: Enroll in the General Honors Program and complete 9 hours of General Honors courses.
  • Grade Requirements: Maintain an overall GPA of 3.3.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Fulfill requirements for either Option 1 or Option 2 of the departmental major, of which at least 12 hours must be completed on an Honors basis.

Additional Information:

In addition, complete a Chemistry Honors Senior Project in CHEM 4800  for a minimum of 2 hours (credit received in CHEM 4800  may count as part of the required 12 hours).

A written agreement should be reached with the appropriate professor regarding the work expected for Honors credit. This written contract must include regularly scheduled sessions with the professor. In addition, students will be required to complete a project associated with the course. Projects for each chemistry course (other than CHEM 4800 ) will generally require about 10 hours of productive effort. For CHEM 4800 , each credit hour will generally require about 45 hours of productive effort as well as a formal written report. The following are suggestions for the type of project but other may be agreed upon by the student and the professor:

  1. The Honors student will do extra reading or a literature search and write a paper.
  2. The Honors student will perform additional laboratory experiments and write a paper.
  3. The Honors student will perform a research project and write a report.
  4. The Honors student will present an oral report to a class or other appropriate group.

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