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Chemistry, Minor

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 27

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 24 Credits
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
  CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4
  CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
  CHEM 3000 Analytical Chemistry 2
  CHEM 3005 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
  Any upper-division chemistry class numbered above 3000 with a minimum of 3 credit hours 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all courses with a minimum grade of "C-" or better.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1210* Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
  Semester total: 5
Note: *Pre-requisite needs to be taken. Please see the advisor. 
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1
  Semester total: 5
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I  4
CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
  Semester total: 5
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
  Semester total: 5
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 3000 Analytical Chemistry 2
CHEM 3005 Analytical Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM Elective Choose any upper division Chemistry course. 3
  Semester total: 7
  Degree total: 27

Department

Name: Chemistry
Location: PS 230
Telephone: 801-863-8581
Email: hancocke@uvu.edu
Web Address: www.uvu.edu/chemistry/
Chair: Fern Caka
 
 

Mission Statement

The Chemistry Department is dedicated to providing a high quality chemistry education for the students at Utah Valley University. The department offers a wide variety of classes to support other departments and to provide excellent training leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Physics Education. The chemistry faculty is committed to encouraging students to learn and to do research not only in their course work, but in their lifelong careers.

 
 

Chemistry

  • Department Chair: Fern Caka
  • Telephone: 801-863-8581
  • Email: FernC@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Support: Kellie D. Hancock
  • Telephone: 801-863-6295
  • Email: hancocke@uvu.edu

Faculty:

  • Professor
  •     Asmahan El Ezzi
  • Associate Professor
  •     Calvin Bond
  •     Fern Caka
  •     Gamini Gunawardena
  •     Young Wan Ham
  •     Matthew Horn
  •     Craig Thulin
  •     Mark Wathen
  •     Bruce Wilson
  • Assistant Professor
  •     Stephen Chamberland
  •     Merrill Halling
  •     James Shurtleff
  • Lecturer
  •     Elena Laricheva
  •     Moana Hopoate-Sitake
  •     Ming Yu


Advisors:

  • Terrell Wyche
  • Office: PS 201
  • Telephone: 801-863-5642
  • Email: TWyche@uvu.edu


Pre-Health Professions Counseling:

Staff:

Lab Manager: Craig Moore
Lab Manager/Instructor, Inorganic Chemistry: Tom Strangfeld
Lab Manager/Instructor, Organic Chemistry: Maraia Uluave
Manager, Central Stock Room: Keshar Tamrakar

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a bachelor degree in Chemistry will be prepared to work in industry or pursue a graduate degree in chemistry. Current employment opportunities for graduates in Chemistry programs are good.

Graduates with a bachelor degree in Chemistry Education will be prepared to teach chemistry in junior and senior high. Current employment opportunities for graduates from Chemistry Education programs are excellent.

Programs

Students may receive:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Forensic Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Professional Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education

Admission Requirements

A student who wants to pursue a chemistry major should meet with the department chair or chemistry advisor for advisement.

 
 

Faculty

Diana Anderson(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, University of Florida; M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, Brigham Young University.

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Calvin Bond(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, Ph.D., Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, University of Maryland.

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Fern Caka(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Chemistry, M.S., Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Brigham Young University.

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Stephen Chamberland(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Biochemistry, Boston College; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of California, Irvine.

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Asmahan El Ezzi(2009)

Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, AL-Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya; Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, Rennes I University, Rennes, France.

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Gamini Gunawardena(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., General Science, Ruhuna University; M.S., Chemistry, Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Utah.

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Merrill Halling(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Utah.

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Young Ham(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



M.S., Organic Chemistry, Hanyang University, Korea; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Purdue University.

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Moana Hopoate-Sitake(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, Weber State University; PhD., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University.

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Matthew Horn(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.A., Chemistry, Lawrence University; Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago.

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Elena Laricheva(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Analytical Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University, Russia; Ph.lD., Computational Chemistry, Bowling Green State University.

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Oscar Petrucci(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Molecular Biology, Universitia di Perugia; Ph.D., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University.

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James Shurtleff(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, M.B.A., Business Administration, B.S., Chemistry, Brigham Young University.

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Craig Thulin(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.A., Biology, University of Utah; Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Washington.

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Mark Wathen(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, M.S., Organic Chemistry, Utah State University; Ph.D., Chemical Education, University of Northern Colorado.

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Bruce Wilson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Chemistry (minor Physics), Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Chemistry, Texas A&M University.

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Ming Yu(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Chemistry
Faculty



B.S., Chemical Engineering, Heilongjiang University, China; Ph.D., Chemistry, Colorado State University.

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