Chemistry Major Chemistry Major Chemistry is the branch of sciences that studies the composition, structure, properties, changes and interactions of matter. It underpins the efforts by scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. 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Every material thing -- from the foods we eat, to the medicine we take, to the air we breathe -- is a chemical or a mixture of chemicals. Therefore, it is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. Since chemistry is the molecular science, military applications of chemistry rely on the understanding of the structure and changes at the molecular level. These application areas can include the synthesis and development of advanced materials and explosives, solving environmental problems, creating innovative biotechnology solutions, and chemical or biological sensing. The chemistry major includes all the courses recommended by the American Chemical Society, designed to provide cadets with basic instruction with comparable emphasis on the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The chemistry major provides an opportunity to earn an American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified Degree in addition to the baseline major. The chemistry major also offers an honors program in addition to the baseline and ACS Certified Degree. Chemistry majors have a lab requirement component. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Chemistry and Life Science. Required CoursesCH371 INTRO TO ANALYTICAL CHEM CH383 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I CH384 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II CH471 POLYMER CHEMISTRYCH472I NORGANIC CHEMISTRY CH473 BIOCHEMISTRYCH474 INSTRU METHODS OF ANALYSIS CH481 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I CH482 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY IIMA205 CALCULUS II PH206 PHYSICS II Sample ElectivesCH362 MASS & ENERGY BALANCES CH375 ADVANCED BIOLOGY CH385I NTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY CH450 BIOENGINEERING MDLING & ANLSISCS350 DATABASE DESIGN & IMPLEMENTEV350 ENVIRONMNTL ENGR TECHNOLOGIESMA364 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS MA365 ADV MATH FOR ENGRS/SCIENTISTS MA376 APPLIED STATISTICS MC311 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS IPH365 MODERN PHYSICS PL390 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY XS391 PRIN & APPL OF ENV CHEM This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Chemistry Major Curriculum. Cadets have numerous opportunities to participate in activities that will expand their intellectual and social interests within their field including scholarship opportunities, projects day participation, and summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience.Honor Societies:Gamma Sigma Epsilon- Chemistry Honor SocietyGolden Key - International Honour SocietyPhi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor SocietyTo learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Chemistry and Life Science or the Center for Molecular Science.