Students take Action in the Gulf
This past Labor Day weekend, five chemistry students accompanied Professor Larsen on a tour of the coastlines of Mississippi and Louisiana to learn more about the effects of the BP oil spill. They brought back samples of the beach sand and water to study back at St. Mary's and to further their understanding of the many environmental issues facing the gulf.
Chem majors in San Francisco
From left to right: Brian, JP, Dr. Leah Eller, Rob, Nick, Danielle, Mike, Bertrand, Anita, Janice, Dr. Andy Koch, Tabitha (Now Dr. Clem), and Taylor. Emilie and Kristina couldn't make the photo.
Last Spring, 12 St. Mary's students attended the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Fransico. Eight presented their work and we all met after Tabitha Clem's ('05) talk. Tabitha was just finishing up her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley.
Suggested Course Sequence
The following model is suggested as a sequence of study that satisfies the degree requirements of the biochemistry major:
- First Year: General Education Requirements, CHEM 105, CHEM 106, BIOL 105, BIOL 106.
- Second Year: General Education Requirements, CHEM 311, CHEM 312, MATH 151, MATH 152.
- Third Year: General Education Requirements, CHEM 420, CHEM 422, PHYS 131, PHYS 132, BIOL 471.
- Fourth Year: St. Mary's Project, CHEM 451, and elective courses.