Many freshman students entering West Virginia University
each year pursue undergraduate majors, such as chemistry, biochemistry,
forensic and investigative sciences, biology, and chemical engineering, which
require them to enroll in an introductory general chemistry course. Most science and engineering students elect to
take the Chemistry 115/116 sequence. However, the Bennett Department of
Chemistry also offers an honors level two-semester general chemistry sequence, Chemistry
117 and 118, which provides students with a more advanced treatment of fundamental
chemical principles and their quantitative application in the laboratory.
Students who elect to
take Chemistry 117 and 118 may use these two five-credit courses to substitute
for Chemistry 115, 116, and 215, which are three core curriculum courses for all
chemistry, biochemistry, and forensic and investigative sciences majors.