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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.
- International Studies Component (elect 2 of the 3 courses)
- Humanities (three electives)
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences:
- Social and Behavioral Sciences: (three electives)
Upper-division Integrative Course (one
The BA degree may serve as preparation for secondary
school teaching. A student must complete CHEM 120, 122, 250, 304
(or 340 and 342), 277, 280 and 476 to satisfy the subject matter
and methods requirements for entering the Directed Teaching Program
in Chemistry. Students seeking a BA degree in Chemistry must select
the CHEM 340 and 342 option. Students planning to teach chemistry
as a second field may select the minimal sequence with CHEM 304.
All students must have credit in appropriate biology, geoscience,
mathematics and physics cognate courses to meet certification requirements
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.
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