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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS
ANGELES


MODIFICATION OF AN EXISTING

BACHELOR OF
___
Science
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DEGREE IN ____
Chemistry
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COLLEGE OF ____
NSS
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DEPARTMENT:
Chemistry & Biochemistry


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1.0 Existing Program

1.0 Proposed Modified Program


Chemistry, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is accredited by
the American Chemical Society. It is designed to fit the needs
of those who
either plan to complete their formal education
with the bachelor’s degree and obtain positions in scientific or
industrial laboratories or do graduate study in chemistry. Of
the 186 units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in
Chemistry, the major
requires 11
6

units while the General
Education program and other university requirements total 70
units.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science
degree in Chemistry is 18
6

units, of which 11
6

units are in
themajor. Consult with an ad
visor for the specific number of


units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free
electives.

Requirements for the Major (11
6

units)

LOWER DIVISION REQUI
RED
COURSES (
5
9 UNITS)


**Upper division credit.



CHEM 101†
-

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CHEM 102†
-

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is accredited by
the American Chemical Society. It is designed to fit t
he needs
of those who either plan to complete their formal education
with the bachelor’s degree and obtain positions in scientific or
industrial laboratories or do graduate study in chemistry. Of
the 186 units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in

Chemistry, the major requires 117 units while the General
Education program and other university requirements total 70
units.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science
degree in Chemistry is 187 units, of which 117 units are in
themaj
or. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of


units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free
electives.

Requirements for the Major (117
units)

LOWER DIVISION REQUI
RED
COURSES (69 UNITS)








CHEM 103†
-

General Chemistry III (5)



CHEM 201†
-

Quantitative Analysis (5)











MATH 206
-

Calculus I: Differentiation (4)



MATH 207
-

Calculus II: Integration (4)



MATH 208
-

Calculus III: Sequences,
Series, and
Coordinate Systems (4)



MATH 209
-

Calculus IV: Several Variables
(4)



MATH 215
-

Differential Equations (4)



or



** MATH 401
-

Differential Equations (4)




PHYS 211
-

Mechanics (5)



PHYS 212
-

Waves, Optics and
Thermodynamics (5)



PHYS 213
-

Electricity and Magn
etism (5)



PHYS 214
-

Modern Physics (4)


UPPER DIVISION REQUI
RED
COURSES (
5
1

UNITS)



CHEM 301A
-

Organic Chemistry (3)



CHEM 301B
-

Organic Chemistry (3)



CHEM 301
C

-

Organic Chemistry (3)



CHEM 302A†
-

Organic Chemistry
Laboratory (2)



CHEM 302B†
-

Organic
Chemistry
Laboratory (2)



CHEM 318
-

Introduction to Inorganic
Chemistry (3)



CHEM 327†
-

Advanced Synthetic Methods
(2)



CHEM 360
-

Writing for Chemists (4)



CHEM 401
-

Physical Chemistry I (4)



CHEM 402
-

Physical Chemistry II (4)



CHEM 403
-

Physical Chemistr
y III (4)



CHEM 412A†
-

Physical Chemistry
Laboratory (2)



CHEM 412B†
-

Physical Chemistry
Laboratory (2)



CHEM 418
-

Inorganic Chemistry (3)



CHEM 435
-

Introduction to Biochemistry
(4)



CHEM 462†
-

Instrumental Analysis (6)





CHEM 291A
-

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
(3)



CHEM 291B
-

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3
)



CHEM 292A†
-

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
LABORATORY (2)



CHEM 292B†
-

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
LABORATORY (2)


















UPPER DIVISION REQUI
RED
COURSES (46 UNITS)





CHEM 301
-

Organic Chemistry (3)






















ELECTIVES IN CHEMIST
RY


Select
6
u
nits with adviser approval. May include a maximum
of 3
units of
CHEM 499

.

Minor in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology (B
INF)

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BINF) minor
is available to students in all majors, but it is intended
especially for those who major in biology, biochemistry,
computer science, computer information systems, electrical
engineering, mathe
matics, microbiology and physics. The
BINF minor establishes a strong foundation in software
programs and databases commonly used by bioinformaticists
and computational biologists. The BINF minor will train
students to design and develop algorithms and com
puter
programs that analyze biological data.

A total of 36 units is required. However, 24 units out of those
36 consist of courses that are part of already existing and well
-
established programs such as Computer Science (CS courses),
Biology (BIOL courses), Mathematics (MATH courses) and
Economics (E
CON courses). Consequently, students majoring
in these, and other programs, will only need to take the courses
that are in their own respect complementary. For example, a
student majoring in CS will need to take only 10 units of BIOL
courses plus the 12 un
its of BINF courses totaling 22 units (see
the table below). Similarly, a student majoring in BIOL will
need to take only 10 units of CS courses plus the 12 units of
BINF courses also totaling 22 units. As for the BINF courses,
4 units are concentrated in
a required course, whereas 8 units
are distributed in elective courses so as to add flexibility to the
minor and accommodate students with very specific interests
and backgrounds.

Successful completion requires a 2.0 overall grade point
average in the BIN
F minor, good academic standing, and
completion of all minor courses by the time students earn their
baccalaureate.



Requirements for the Minor (36 units)


LOWER DIVISION REQUI
RED
COURSES (20 UNITS)



BIOL 100A
-

Introductory Biology I (5)



BIOL 100B
-

Intro
ductory Biology ll (5)



CS 201
-

Introduction to Programming (5)



CS 202
-

Introduction to Object Oriented
Programming (5)


PROBABILITY OR STATI
STICS

UPPER DIVISION

ELECTIVES IN
CHEMISTRY (7 UNITS)

Select 7 UPPER DIVISION units with adviser approval. May
include a maximum of 3
units of
CHEM
499

.

(no changes)













































REQUIRED COURSE (4 U
NITS)

(Select 4 units from the following)



MATH 270
-

Introduction to Probability and
Sta
tistics (4)



MATH 274
-

Introduction to Statistics (4)



BIOL 300
-

Biometrics (4)



ECON 209
-

Applied Business and
Economic Statistics I (4)



MATH 474
-

Theory of Probability (4)


UPPER DIVISION REQUI
RED
COURSE (4 UNITS)



BINF 400
-

Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology (4)


UPPER DIVISION ELECT
IVES (8
UNITS)


With advisor approval, statistics courses from other
disciplines may fulfill the probability or statistics course
requirement. With advisor approval, students may

select other
available upper division courses in bioinformatics and
computational biology to substitute for one or more electives
listed below.



BINF 401
-

Machine Learning Applications
in Molecular Life Sciences (2)



BINF 402
-

Phylogenomics (2)



BINF 403

-

Process Estimation and
Detection in Cellular Biology (2)



BINF 450
-

Advanced Topics in
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
(2)


(no changes)








































2. Description of Proposed Changes


Ten units of upper division organic chemistry courses (CHEM 301AB, CHEM 302AB) are proposed to be
lower division (CHEM 291AB, CHEM 292AB).

The name of CHEM 301C must therefore be changed to CHEM 301

One additional upper division elective unit is required.


3. Justification for Proposed Changes


Our department’s policy on articulation of organic
chemistry lecture and lab led us a set of curriculum
changes. Our 3 quarters of organic lecture and 2 quarters of organic lab required for our degree programs
are upper division. About 5 years ago we changed our policy, allowing most of those units (subj
ect, but not
upper division unit credit) to be satisfied by the corresponding courses at community colleges. The last
quarter of the series (CHEM 301C) must still be taken, however. In order to simplify and clarify the
articulation, we are changing CHEM
301AB and CHEM 302AB to CHEM 291AB and CHEM 292AB.
The name of CHEM 301C must then be changed to CHEM 301.


For the BS Chem major, this means to satisfy the University requirement to take 60 upper division units,
one additional upper division unit must be

added (7 upper division elective units instead of 6).


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Department/Division

Chemistry & Biochemistry


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Proposer of Course/Program:

Alison McCurdy

Date:

1/19/12

Department Curriculum Committee Chair:

Jamil Momand

Date

1/19/12



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