Major in Chemistry, BS (Certifiable for secondary teaching, 36 credits)

This program is designed for those students seeking state certification for teaching chemistry at the secondary level, and includes a student-teaching component in the senior year at an area school.

Chemistry Core (34 credits)

CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 163 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 164 General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 213 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 321Physical Chemistry of Thermodynamics & Kinetics3
CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry of Quantum & Statistical Mechanics 3
CHEM 323 Physical Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 402 Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 461 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3

Related Requirements

BIO 121 General Biology I 4

BMS 102 Introduction to Biomolecular Science 3

BMS 190 Introduction to Research I 0.5
PHYS 125 University Physics I 4
PHYS 126 University Physics II 4
SCI 420 History of Nature and Science 3
MATH 152 Calculus I 3
MATH 221 Calculus II 3
Science electives approved by the chair 3

30 credits also must come from the following courses, which require prior acceptance into the Professional Program in the School of Education and Professional Studies:  


SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDTE 316 Principles of Learning: Sec/K-12
EDF 415 Educational Foundations 3
EDSC 425 Principles of Secondary Education 3
EDSC 435 Secondary Education Student Teaching 3-9
RDG 440 Literacy in Secondary School 3
SCI 416 Educational Technology in Secondary Science 1
SCI 417 Teaching of Science in the Secondary School 3
SCI 419 Student Teaching Seminar 1

For students contemplating graduate work, a year of German or Russian is recommended. Students who major in chemistry are not required to complete a minor, but are urged to minor in general science.

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