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.

University Degree Requirements
66
   
Specified General Education Courses:
35
Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110 or higher)
   
Elective Specified General Education Courses:
18
Liberal Arts:
- International Studies Component (elect 2 of the 3 courses)
6
Distribution Areas:
- Humanities (three electives)
9
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences:
11
- Social and Behavioral Sciences: (three electives)
9
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)
3
   
Modern Language Courses (beginning courses I, II, III and lab)
10
   
Department/Major Requirements
42
Core Courses:  
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
1
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab
5
CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab
5
CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry
1
   
Chemistry Electives:
5
   
Cognates:
5
PHYS 112/112L Physics II/Lab  
   
Free Electives
16
   
Chemistry Emphasis:  
University Degree Requirements
66
Department/Major Requirements
42
Free Electives
16
Total
124

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Environmental Emphasis

University Degree Requirements
66
   
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110 or higher)
18
   
Elective Specified General Education Courses:
Liberal Arts:

- International Studies Component (elect 2 of the 3 courses)

6
Distribution Areas:

- Humanities (three electives)

9

- Mathematics and Natural Sciences:

11

- Social and Behavioral Sciences: (three electives)

9

Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)

3
   
Modern Language Courses (beginning courses I, II, III and lab)
10
   
Department/Major Requirements
42
Core Courses:  
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
1
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab
5
CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab
5
CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry
1
   
Emphasis Requirements  
CHEM 352/352L Environmental Chemistry/Lab
5
   
Cognates:
5
PHYS 112/112L Physics II  
   
Environmental Cognates
16
AGRI 215/215L Soils/Lab
4
BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology/Lab
5
BIOL 657/657L Limnology/Lab
3
BIOL 395/395L Ecology/Lab
3
ECFI 378 Environmental and Energy Economics
3
GSCI 240 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
3
GSCI 340 Environmental Geology
3
GSCI 290 Cartography: Theory and Applications
3
GSCI 360 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
3
GSCI 635 Hydrology and Water Resources
3
PHYS 208 Elementary Meteorology
3
POLS 310 Introduction to Public Administration
3
POLS 320 Introduction to Law
3
   
Environmental Emphasis:  
University Degree Requirements
66
Department/Major Requirements
42
Free Electives
16
Total
124

 

 

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
Hours
   
Specified General Education Courses:  
Foundation Studies (must include MATH 110 or higher)
18
   
Elective Specified General Education Courses:  
Liberal Arts:  
- International Studies Component (elect 2 or 3 courses)
6
Distribution Areas:  
IDS 350 Multiculturalism in the United States (counts as credit in either
Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences)
3
- Humanities (three electives)
9
- Mathematics and Natural Sciences:  
MATH 250 Elements of Statistics
3
MATH 331 Calculus Methods

3

PHYS 111/111L Physics I/Lab
5
One elective
3
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (three electives)
9
Upper-division Integrative Course (one elective)
3
   
Modern Language Courses (beginning courses I, II, III and lab)
10
   
Department/Major Requirements  
Core Courses:  
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
1
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 277 Early Field Experience: Physical Science Education 1
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I/Lab
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II/Lab
5
CHEM 350/350L Chemical Analysis/Lab
5
CHEM 430/430L Survey of Physical Chemistry/Lab
5
CHEM 476 Apprenticeship in Chemistry
3
CHEM 480 Laboratory Teaching Techniques 1
PHYS 606 Science Teaching Methods 2
CHEM 675 Seminar in Chemistry
1
   
Cognates:  
BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology/Lab
4
GSCI 100 Introduction to Geology
3
GSCI 102 Introduction to Geology Laboratory
1
PHYS 112/112L Physics II/Lab
5
PHYS 309 Descriptive Astronomy
3
   
Teacher Education Requirements:  
 
1
TEEL 202 Foundations of Education 3
TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development 3
TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology 3
TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students 3
TEEL 431 Educational Psychology
3
TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience
4
TESS 496 Student Teaching Secondary
12
   
Teacher Education:  
University Degree Requirements
66
Department/Major Requirements
53
Teacher Education
29
   
Total
148

 

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
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II/Lab 5
Electives selected from:  
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 10
Total 20
Premedical students may obtain a minor in chemistry by completing CHEM 340 and CHEM 342 in addition to CHEM 120 and CHEM 122.