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Chemistry course catalog


MARY ELLEN BIGGIN, Associate Professor
B.S., Clarke; Ph.D., Illinois

JOSÉ R. BOQUÍN, Assistant Professor
B.Phi, Ave Maria College of the Americas; Ph.D. Baylor University

SALLY BURGMEIER, Laboratory Coordinator and Instructor
B.S., Marycrest; M.S., Western Illinois

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology

PATRICK A. CRAWFORD, Associate Professor, Co-Chair 
B.A., Hanover; Ph.D., Miami (Ohio)

GREGORY J. DOMSKI, Associate Professor, Co-Chair
B.A., Augustana; Ph.D., Cornell

DELL JENSEN, Associate Professor
B.S., Nevada–Reno; Ph.D., Kentucky

TODD MILLER, Laboratory Coordinator and Assistant Professor
B.A., Dubuque; Ph.D., Iowa

PAMELA TROTTER, Professor, Robert W. Beart Chair in Chemistry
B.S., Pacific Lutheran; Ph.D., Harvard

AMANDA WILMSMEYER, Assistant Professor
B.S., Allegheny College; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

CHAD YUEN, Continuing Lecturer Assistant Professor
B.S., Ph.D., Iowa State

MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY. 37 credits beyond CHEM-121, including CHEM-200, CHEM-313, CHEM-362, CHEM-403, CHEM-411, CHEM-421 and CHEM-451 and one chosen from CHEM-454, CHEM-455 or CHEM-456. Students desiring an ACS-certified major must complete either CHEM-455 or CHEM-456.

Required supporting courses: PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203 and MATH-221 or MATH-338. Recommended supporting courses: BIOL-210, MATH-230, MATH-329, COMP-211, CHEM-212, and PHYS-301.

MAJOR FOR CHEMISTRY EDUCATION. See the Director of Secondary Education and chair of the chemistry department for program requirements.

MINOR IN CHEMISTRY. 18 credits in chemistry beyond CHEM-121, including CHEM-200, PHYS-201, PHYS-202 and PHYS-203, and MATH-219.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

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hanson hall

Hanson Hall of Science expansion groundbreaking

Augustana held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $8.5 million, four-story  expansion of Hanson Hall of Science on May 10, 2018.

Chemistry open house is a formula for fun

The Augustana chemistry department welcomed visitors of all ages at its annual open house April 14. Faculty and students performed and explained many different chemistry demonstrations such as explosions and color changes. 

Domski and students in lab

To catalyze your research, see Dr. Domski

New challenges? Novel experiences? For three students, this meant designing molecules and getting their work published.