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Chemistry course catalog

2020-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

A. RAYFORD HARRISON, Assistant Professor
B.S., Tuskegee; Ph.D., Iowa

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, Associate 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. 28 credits beyond CHEM-132/235, including CHEM-255, CHEM-322, CHEM-361 or 365, CHEM-441, CHEM-435 and one Senior Inquiry chosen from CHEM-474, CHEM-475 or CHEM-476. Required supporting courses: PHYS-151/152 or 211/212 and MATH-160, 220, and 230

Recommended supporting courses: BIOL-130, MATH-260, MATH-320, MATH-250, COMP-211, COMP-212.

ACS APPROVED MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY. Students desiring an ACS-certified major must complete 36 credits beyond CHEM-132/235, including CHEM-255, CHEM-322, CHEM-361, CHEM-365, CHEM-455, CHEM-441, CHEM-435 and one Senior Inquiry chosen from CHEM-475 or CHEM-476. Required supporting courses: PHYS-151/152 or 211/212 and MATH-160, 220, and 230.

• Strongly recommend 200-level physics and Math 260 and/or 320.

Recommended supporting courses: BIOL- 130, MATH-260, MATH-320, MATH-250, COMP-211, COMP-212.

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

MINOR IN CHEMISTRY. 12 Credits in chemistry beyond CHEM-132/235 at the 200-level or above. Required supporting course MATH 160 (Calculus I).

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.


Courses (CHEM)

Alfred Dei-Ampeh

VIDEO: The science of mentoring at Augustana

To continue research on alternative sources of energy, Dr. Pam Trotter mentored Alfred Dei-Ampeh ’19, who mentored Elizabeth Zehner ’21.

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.

Photos from the 2018 open house

The Augustana chemistry department welcomed visitors of all ages at its annual open house in 2018. Faculty and students performed and explained many different chemistry demonstrations such as explosions and color changes.