化学

化学这一专业,致力于研究分子的世界:分子是如何由原子组成的,分子结构如何影响化学和物理属性,它们如何结合或聚集,从而形成构成物质世界的物质。对于深入理解和定义所有生命系统的结构特性与生化反应来说,掌握化学知识至关重要。因此,化学是连接物理学和生命科学的核心科学,也是诸多其他领域的基础,包括材料科学、地球科学和法医学等。21世纪社会面临的例如应对气候变化、获取清洁能源和确保粮食安全等的挑战,归其根本都是化学问题。化学专业课程以全球视野和广泛的科学课程为核心,为学生提供了应对这些挑战必不可少的全面视角。

上海纽约大学化学专业的一个主要特点,是在深度和广度之间取得平衡:在学习了化学、物理学和生物科学基础科学课程后,学生会进行有机化学、物理化学讲座及实验等重要学习环节。学生可灵活选择感兴趣的方向,并修读三门或以上的化学选修课程,其领域涉及无机化学、计算化学与生物化学。学习优秀的学生,被鼓励与教授一起开展研究项目,完成本科毕业论文,获得化学荣誉学士学位。化学专业的一个显著特征是注重创造力,无论是合成新分子,发现新反应与新材料,或提出新的物质理论。

学习化学专业为化学及相关领域的研究生阶段学习打下坚实基础,这些领域包括生物化学、生物医学和材料科学等。化学专业的学生,也为包括医学、药剂学、牙科学、验光学、兽医学、法医学和法学等专业方向的深造做好充分准备。如果学生打算在毕业后就业,化学专业培养的创造性与定量技能将让学生受益,并能转换于数据科学、生物技术、金融学等不同领域。

Degree Requirements – 2017-18 Bulletin

* = offered in Fall '18 in Shanghai

The requirements below are from the online version of the 2017-2018 bulletin. Please refer to the Pre-2016-17 Registrar’s All Majors Degree Requirements Record or 2016-17 Registrar’s All Majors Degree Requirements Record if you are following a different major version. Not every course listed is taught every semester, and in any given semester other courses may be offered that fulfill this requirement. Requirements may be met through equivalent courses in the Global Network with prior approval. 
PREREQUISITE COURSES
BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
BIOL-SHU 22 Foundations of Biology II* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
BIOL-SHU 123 FoS Biology Laboratory* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND BIOL-SHU 21 Foundations of Biology I
CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I* Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I AND pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
CHEM-SHU 127 FoS Chemistry Laboratory Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II

PHYS-SHU 91 OR

PHYS-SHU 11

Foundations of Physics I Honors* OR

General Physics I*

pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus

Calculus - pre-req OR co-req, this can be waived by the instructor based on student's prior experience

PHYS-SHU 93 OR

PHYS-SHU 12

Foundations of Physics II Honors OR

General Physics II

Pre-req: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors

PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I - pre-req OR Instructor Permission; AND Calculus pre-req OR co-req - this can be waived by the instructor based on student's prior experience

PHYS-SHU 71 FoS Physics Laboratory* Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 91 Foundations of Physics I Honors or PHYS-SHU 11 General Physics I
PHYS-SHU 94 Physics II Lab Pre-req or co-req: PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors or PHYS-SHU 12 General Physics II
Note that Foundations of Physics III Honors is NOT required for Chemistry majors.
MAJOR COURSES
MATH-SHU 123 Multivariable Calculus* Pre-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus
CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I* Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II; co-req: CHEM-SHU 225L Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM-SHU 225L Organic Chemistry I Lab* Co-req: CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM-SHU 226 Organic Chemistry II Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I; co-req: CHEM-SHU 226L Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM-SHU 226L Organic Chemistry II Lab Co-req: CHEM-SHU 226 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM-SHU 651 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy  
CHEM-SHU 652 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics* Pre-reqs: CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II and PHYS-SHU 93 Foundations of Physics II Honors/CCSC-SHU 51 Physics II. Multivariable Calculus is strongly recommended. Linear Algebra and Differential Equations is also recommended.
CHEM-SHU 661 Physical Chemistry Laboratory  
CHEMISTRY ELECTIVES: Choose Three
CHEM-SHU 285 Experimental Biochemistry  
CHEM-SHU 310 Biophysical Chemistry  
CHEM-SHU 312 Analytical Chemistry* Pre-reqs: CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II and CHEM-SHU 127 FoS Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM-SHU 711 Inorganic Chemistry  
CHEM-SHU 752 Computational Chemistry Pre-reqs: CHEM-SHU 651 Physical Chemistry - Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy or PHYS-SHU 301 Quantum Mechanics AND CHEM-SHU 652 Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics and Kinetics or PHYS-SHU 302 Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
CHEM-SHU 881 Biochemistry I Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 226 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM-SHU 882 Biochemistry II Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 881 Biochemistry I
CHEM-SHU 997 Independent Study* Please note that Independent Study must have a combined total of 4 credits. This can be done in 1 semester with a 4-credit load. Students can also fulfill this requirement over 2 semesters and take 2-credit loads each semester. Students should fill out the permission form after consulting with the DUS and Faculty Research Advisor for approval.
CHEM-AD 312 Analytical Chemistry Offered in Fall
CHEM-UA 911 Advanced Organic Chemistry Offered in Fall
CHEM-UA 382 Structural DNA Nanotechnology Offered in Spring
  1. Students interested in pursuing graduate study in Chemistry are strongly encouraged to take Inorganic Chemistry.
  2. Additional Advanced Chemistry courses in the NYU Global Network can also meet the Chemistry Electives requirement. Students should consult with their Academic Advisor for further details.
  3. Students may also take any courses in the NYU Global Network to satisfy the general elective requirements, but are strongly encouraged to take the following Mathematics and Computer Science courses.
Recommended Mathematics General Electives
MATH-SHU 235 Probability and Statistics* Pre-reqs: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus AND MATH-SHU 140 Linear Algebra or MATH-SHU 123 Multivariable Calculus. Not open to students who took MATH-SHU 233 Theory of Probability
MATH-SHU 265 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations* Pre-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
Recommended Computer Science General Electives
CSCI-SHU 11 Introduction to Computer Programming* Pre-req or Co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus
CSCI-SHU 101 Introduction to Computer Science* Pre-req: CSCI-SHU 11 Intro to Computer Programming or Placement
Recommended Fall 2018 Courses
Recommended courses for Freshmen (Class of 2021) to take in Fall 2018
  1. Perspectives on Humanities (4 credits)
  2. Foundations of Biology II (3 credits)
  3. FoS Biology Laboratory (2 credits)
  4. Organic Chemistry I (3 credits) + Organic Chemistry I Lab (5 credits)
  5. Core curriculum class/Chinese/General elective class (4 credits)
Note that students are required to have completed Elementary Chinese II or 8 credits of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) before they are eligible to study away. Pre-med students should also consider taking Physics II Lab. 
Faculty Mentor

Prof. William Glover Email: wjg3@nyu.edu | Profile

Minor in Chemistry
CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 125 Foundations of Chemistry I AND pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus
CHEM-SHU 127 FoS Chemistry Laboratory Pre-req or co-req: MATH-SHU 121 Calculus or MATH-SHU 201 Honors Calculus AND CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II
CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I* Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 126 Foundations of Chemistry II; co-req: CHEM-SHU 225L Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM-SHU 225L Organic Chemistry I Lab* Co-req: CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM-SHU 226 Organic Chemistry II Pre-req: CHEM-SHU 225 Organic Chemistry I; co-req: CHEM-SHU 226L Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM-SHU 226L Organic Chemistry II Lab Co-req: CHEM-SHU 226 Organic Chemistry II
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