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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Course 5

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

Subjects

Science Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 5.111 or 5.112 in the Departmental Program](1) 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 5.12, 5.60, or 5.61 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by completing all three modules in 5.35 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree
17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
 
PLUS Departmental Program
Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects 132
5.03 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry I, 12; 5.12
5.07J Biological Chemistry I, 12, REST; 5.12
5.111 or 5.112 Principles of Chemical Science,(1) 12
5.12 Organic Chemistry I, 12, REST; Chemistry (GIR)
5.13 Organic Chemistry II, 12; 5.12
5.35 Introduction to Experimental Chemistry, 12, LAB; Chemistry (GIR)
  —Module 1 Survey of Spectroscopy, 4;
  —Module 2 Inorganic Synthesis and Kinetics, 4; Module 1
  —Module 3 Polymeric Light Emitting Devices, 4; 5.12, Module 2
5.36 Biochemistry and Organic Laboratory, 12, CI-M
  —Module 4 Expression and Purification of Enzyme Mutants, 4; 5.07 or 7.05; Module 2 or 5.310; Module 5
  —Module 5 Kinetics of Enzyme Inhibition, 4; 5.07 or 7.05; Module 2 or 5.310; Module 4
  —Module 6 Organic Structure Determination, 4; 5.12; Module 2 or 5.310; 5.13
5.37 Organic and Inorganic Laboratory, 12
  —Module 7 Introduction to Organic Synthesis, 4; 5.13, Module 6
  —Module 8 Two-Electron Bond, 4; 5.03, Module 6, 5.61
  —Module 9 Dinitrogen Cleavage, 4; 5.03, Module 6, 5.61
5.38 Physical Chemistry Laboratory, 12, CI-M
  —Module 10 Quantum Dots, 4; 5.61, Module 6
  —Module 11 Time Resolved Molecular Spectroscopy, 4; 5.61; 5.07 or 7.05; Module 5
  —Module 12 Solid State NMR, 4; 5.61; 5.07 or 7.05; Module 6
5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
5.61 Physical Chemistry, 12, REST; Physics II (GIR), Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
Restricted Electives 24
At least two of the following four subjects:
5.04 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II, 12; 5.03
5.08J Biological Chemistry II, 12; 5.12; 5.07 or 7.05
5.43 Advanced Organic Chemistry, 12; 5.13
5.62 Physical Chemistry, 12; 5.60, 5.61
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
(36)(2)
Unrestricted Electives
60
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
180
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
Notes
(1) An alternate subject is listed in the GIR description.
(2) Students who do not take 5.111 or 5.112 to fulfill the General Institute Requirement in Chemistry will have 24 units in the Departmental Program that will also satisfy the General Institute Requirements.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

 

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