Welcome to the Atoms, Molecules, and Reactions (AMR) Program! This program explores “what does a chemist do” by studying topics in inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry (thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy). The laboratory component relies heavily on analytical instrumentation. You will learn the theory of the instruments, how to operate them on your own,  how to record data with them, and how to analyze data to obtain useful information.  You will also have an opportunity to conduct a research project and present your results at a regional chemistry meeting. 

Students in the program work hard. Many students are successfully admitted to graduate programs and others gain employment after AMR. If you are excited about chemistry and want to work with a group of students who are eager to learn this subject, this is the program for you!

 

Summer Homework Assignment (due on Friday of Week 1) for all students can be downloaded here.

Faculty: Dr. Dharshi Bopegedera, Lab I, Room 2006, (867-6620), bopegedd@evergreen.edu

Credits Offered: All credits (48) are upper division science credits.

Quarter

Quantum Mechanics

Inorganic Chemistry

Thermodynamics

Laboratory/Research

Fall (2019)

4 cr

8 cr

0

4 cr

Winter (2020)

4 cr

4 cr

4 cr

4 cr

Spring (2020)

4 cr

0

8 cr

4 cr

 

Part-time options: lecture portions of the program (in any combination) are available for part time students. This means you can take AMR for 4, 8, or 12 credits as a part-time student each quarter.  Lab is not available for part-time students.

Pre-requisites:

  • All students must have one year of college chemistry
  • For quantum mechanics and thermodynamics – differential and integral calculus is required
  • If joining the program in the winter, students must successfully complete exams from the fall quarter to show competency.