Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

If you’re interested in a career as a high school teacher, a chemical librarian, chemical salesperson, medical doctor, pharmaceutical salesperson or chiropractor, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry may be the right option for you. You may pursue a non-specialized degree program or choose from specializations for teacher education or environmental chemistry. Students interested in a career in environmental chemistry or teacher education should follow the Environmental Chemistry emphasis or Teacher Education program as outlined below.

Chemistry | Environmental Emphasis | Teacher Education | Minor


University Degree Requirements     (66 Credit Hours)

      
Specified General Education Courses:     (35 Credit Hours)

  • Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110 or higher)     

Elective Specified General Education Courses:     (18 Credit Hours)
Liberal Arts:   

  • International Studies Component (elect 2 of the 3 courses)     (6 Credit Hours)

Distribution Areas:     

  • Humanities (three electives)     (9 Credit Hours)
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences:     (11 Credit Hours)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: (three electives)     (9 Credit Hours)

Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)     (3 Credit Hours)
      
Modern Language Courses (beginning courses I, II, III and lab)     (10 Credit Hours)
      
Department/Major Requirements     (42 Credit Hours)
Core Courses:     

  • CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry     (1 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry     (1 Credit Hours)

      
Chemistry Electives:     (5 Credit Hours)
      
Cognates:     (5 Credit Hours)

  • PHYS 112/112L Physics II/Lab     

      
Free Electives     (16 Credit Hours)
      
Chemistry Emphasis:     

  • University Degree Requirements     (66 Credit Hours)
  • Department/Major Requirements     (42 Credit Hours)
  • Free Electives (16 Credit Hours)

Total     (124 Credit Hours)





Environmental Emphasis


University Degree Requirements     (66 Credit Hours)
      
Specified General Education Courses:     

  • Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110 or higher)     (18 Credit Hours)

      
Elective Specified General Education Courses:     
Liberal Arts:    

  • International Studies Component (elect 2 of the 3 courses) (6 Credit Hours)

Distribution Areas:    

  • Humanities (three electives) (9 Credit Hours)
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences: (11 Credit Hours)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: (three electives) (9 Credit Hours)


Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective) (3 Credit Hours)
      
Modern Language Courses (beginning courses I, II, III and lab)     (10 Credit Hours)
      
Department/Major Requirements     (42 Credit Hours)
Core Courses:     

  • CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry     (1 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry     (1 Credit Hours)

      
Emphasis Requirements     

  • CHEM 352/352L Environmental Chemistry/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)

Cognates:     (5 Credit Hours)

  • PHYS 112/112L Physics II     

      
Environmental Cognates     (16 Credit Hours)

  • AGRI 215/215L Soils/Lab     (4 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 657/657L Limnology/Lab     (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 395/395L Ecology/Lab     (3 Credit Hours)
  • ECFI 378 Environmental and Energy Economics     (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 240 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems     (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 340 Environmental Geology     (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 290 Cartography: Theory and Applications     (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 360 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems     (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 635 Hydrology and Water Resources     (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 208 Elementary Meteorology     (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 310 Introduction to Public Administration     (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 320 Introduction to Law     (3 Credit Hours)

      
Environmental Emphasis:     

  • University Degree Requirements     (66 Credit Hours)
  • Department/Major Requirements     (42 Credit Hours)
  • Free Electives     (16 Credit Hours)

Total     (124 Credit Hours)

 

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Teacher Education

The BA degree may serve as preparation for secondary school teaching. A student must complete all the core chemistry, cognate, and teacher education coursework listed below to meet chemistry degree and teacher education certification requirements.

University Degree Requirements    

Specified General Education Courses:     

  • Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110 or higher) (    18 Credit Hours)

      
Elective Specified General Education Courses:     
Liberal Arts:     

  • International Studies Component (elect 2 or 3 courses)      (6 Credit Hours)

Distribution Areas:     

  • IDS 350 Multiculturalism in the United States (counts as credit in either)
  • Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences) (3 Credit Hours)
  • Humanities (three electives)     (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematics and Natural Sciences:     

  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics     (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 331 Calculus Methods     (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 111/111L Physics I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)

One elective     (3 Credit Hours)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (three electives)     (9 Credit Hours)
  • Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)     (3 Credit Hours)

      
Modern Language Courses (beginning courses I, II, III and lab)     (10 Credit Hours)
      
Department/Major Requirements     
Core Courses:     

  • CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry     (1 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 277 Early Field Experience: Physical Science Education     (1 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 476 Apprenticeship in Chemistry     (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 480 Laboratory Teaching Techniques     (1 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 606 Science Teaching Methods     (2 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry     (1 Credit Hours)

      
Cognates:     

  • BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology/Lab     (4 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 100 Introduction to Geology     (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 102 Introduction to Geology Laboratory     (1 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 112/112L Physics II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 309 Descriptive Astronomy     (3 Credit Hours)

      
Teacher Education Requirements:     (1 Credit Hours)

  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education     (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development     (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology     (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students     (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology     (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience     (4 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 496 Student Teaching Secondary     12 Credit Hours)

      
Teacher Education:     

  • University Degree Requirements     (66 Credit Hours)
  • Department/Major Requirements     (53 Credit Hours)
  • Teacher Education     (29 Credit Hours)

      
Total     (148 Credit Hours)

Minor (Chemistry)

A minor in chemistry will strengthen many degree programs.  This is especially true for students majoring in biology, geoscience, education, mathematics, or physics.  The minor allows a wide selection of courses.  Students should select the courses that complement their major.

  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab     (5 Credit Hours)

Electives selected from (10 Credit Hours)

  • CHEM 280 Laboratory Teaching Techniques;     
  • CHEM 284 Selected Studies in Chemistry;     
  • CHEM 304/304L Essentials of Organic Chemistry/Lab;     
  •  CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab;     
  • CHEM 352/352L Environmental Chemistry/Lab;     
  • CHEM 360/360L Essentials of Biochemistry/Lab;     
  • CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab; and     
  • CHEM 476 Apprenticeship in Chemistry   

Total     (20 Credit Hours)

Premedical students may obtain a minor in chemistry by completing CHEM 340 and CHEM 342 in addition to CHEM 120 and CHEM 122.

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