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 | 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)

 

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: (14 Credit Hours)

  • IDS 350 Multiculturalism in the United States (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit hours)
  • MATH 331 Calculus Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 111/111L Physics I/Lab (5 Credit Hours)


Other General Education Requirements (52 Credit Hours)


Department/Major Requirements
Core Courses:

  • CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry (1 Credit Hour)
  • 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 Hour)
  • 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 Hour)


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: (31 Credit Hours)

  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 301 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 (55 Credit Hours)
  • Teacher Education (31 Credit Hours)


Total (152 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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