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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry Major (B.S. in Chemistry) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]


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Major Code BS1904

Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Lauren McMills, director of studies/contact person
mcmillsl@ohio.edu
 

Program Overview

The Honors Tutorial College program in chemistry and biochemistry offers exceptional students the opportunity to study the many aspects of chemistry or biochemistry in one-on-one interaction with our faculty members. Maximum opportunities will be afforded for the student to progress well beyond the material found in conventional courses. The primary purpose of the tutorial program is to serve as preparation for graduate study. Students will receive the degree of Bachelor of Science from the Honors Tutorial College.

Tutorials

Students are required to complete eight tutorials within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, including two devoted to research and thesis.

In addition to the tutorials, the student must complete the Tier I English requirement, the first year seminar, and all core courses not covered by tutorials, and an appropriate number of approved electives. Internships and/or study abroad may be included within the program with special permission from the director of studies (credit will only be given once).

Advising and Monitoring

Each student receives initial advice from the director of studies regarding selection and sequencing of courses, choice of a thesis advisor, and other procedural matters. A committee, composed of the director of studies and the advisor, will monitor the thesis work. A typical tutorial will meet on a weekly basis for a minimum of one hour. The student and the tutor will discuss the current reading and written assignments, discuss problems and solutions, debate and offer critical analysis, and the tutor will continuously evaluate the progress of the student. The final grade of the tutorial is based on many facets of evaluation available to the tutor: written assignments, written exams, oral exams, discussions, presentations by the student, etc.

The Honors Thesis

The honors thesis is a reflection of the student’s special interests. Its acceptance, dependent upon an appropriate mixture of research and analysis, relies upon the judgment of his or her committee or the director of studies. It is expected that this major paper will constitute work of the highest quality in investigating a problem or concern to both scholars and practitioners.

Evaluation

Students throughout the program earn letter grades consistent with the University grading system and are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher (both overall and in the major). Students who earn less than a B (3.0), or who maintain less than a 3.5 GPA will need to confer with the director of studies and/or the Dean of the College. In addition to letter grades assessments, tutors complete semester based course descriptions and evaluations of each student’s work. In these assessments both the student’s academic standing and academic attitude are evaluated.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students are selected by the director of studies of the chemistry and biochemistry tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. An excellent high school record (class standing in the top 10%) and high scores on standardized tests (30 or better composite score on the ACT or a combined score of 1300 on the SAT). An interview with the director of studies is required for acceptance into our program. Recommendations from two high school teachers is required. The deadline for application for admission is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.

Change of Program Policy

First year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the chemistry and biochemistry honors tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering first-year students. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.

External Transfer Admission

First-year students at another institution may also apply to transfer into the chemistry and biochemistry honors tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering first-year students. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Most students graduating from the Chemistry and Biochemistry Honors Tutorial program go on to graduate school or medical school. Graduates have pursued Ph.D. or M.D. degrees at such institutions as Ohio State University, Duke University, Berkeley, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan.
 

Requirements

HTC Grade Requirements


Complete all courses with a grade of B (3.0) or higher; and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

University English Composition Requirement


Complete one First-Year Composition course (1E) and one Junior Composition course (1J).

HTC Seminar


Complete the following course:

Chemistry Tutorials


Complete the following tutorials:

Senior Honors Tutorial Thesis or Professional Project


Complete the following tutorials focused on the development and completion of an advisor approved thesis or professional project.

HTC Thesis Requirement


Complete an advisor or director of studies approved thesis or professional project.

In addition, students must select and complete all the courses for ONE of the tracks below:


Track 1 - Chemistry


Complete the courses listed under Chemistry Major-Departmental Requirements and Chemistry Extradepartmental Courses.

Track 2 - Biochemistry


Complete the courses listed under Biochemistry Major-Departmental Requirements and Chemistry Extradepartmental Courses.

Track 3 - Forensic Chemistry


Complete the courses listed under Forensic Chemistry Major-Departmental Requirements and Forensic Chemistry Extradepartmental Courses.

Track 4 - Premedicine


Complete the courses listed under Premedicine Major-Departmental Requirements and Premedicine Extradepartmental Courses.

Chemistry Materials Fee


All chemistry laboratory courses have a consumable materials fee. In addition, students must purchase a $20 breakage card from the Office of the Bursar, the unused portion of which will be refunded.

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