Jan 22, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S. LECOM Pre-Dental Concentration


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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Pedro L. Muíño, pmuino@francis.edu, 814-472-3084
Coordinator: Dr. Edward Zovinka, ezovinka@francis.edu, 814-472-3373

Program Description:

The Chemistry major follows a curriculum that helps students acquire a strong foundation in basic concepts and principles of modern chemistry while gaining an appreciation of chemistry’s central role in society. All courses are taught and all research is facilitated by faculty members who are generous with their time and knowledge. Students can expect individual attention in their small lecture and laboratory classes. The course work is designed to help the student develop the critical thinking, problem-solving, laboratory, computer, data acquisition and analysis, and research skills needed to be successful in their future endeavors. The LECOM Pre-Dental Concentration meets the demands of the students who plan to supplement the bachelor’s degree by enrolling in the LECOM Dental School.

Accreditation Statement:

The Saint Francis University Chemistry program has been approved by the American Chemical Society to offer ACS certified degrees. ACS may be contacted at 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202)872-4600; www.acs.org.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 4 years of full-time study

Total Credits Required:

128 credits minimum

American Chemical Society Certified Degree


To obtain an ACS certified degree, students must take the following classes with the associated laboratories: CHEM 121 CHEM 122 CHEM 192 CHEM 221 CHEM 222 CHEM 251 CHEM 292 CHEM 321 CHEM 322 CHEM 323 CHEM 324 CHEM 392 CHEM 398 /CHEM 399  Or CHEM 499 CHEM 405 , and TWO additional CHEM electives (CHEM 305 CHEM 308 CHEM 401 CHEM 404 CHEM 407 CHEM 410 CHEM 501 ). 

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