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 (31-32 credits)

CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 162General Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 200Foundations of Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 201Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 210Foundations of Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 211Foundations of Organic Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 212Organic Synthesis3
CHEM 213Organic Synthesis Lab1
CHEM 260Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 316Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds3
CHEM 238Introduction to Research1
CHEM 432Chemistry  Seminar2
 One of the following: 
CHEM 321Physical Chemistry of Thermodynamics & Kinetics3
CHEM 322Physical Chemistry of Quantum & Statistical Mechanics3
CHEM 320Biophysical Chemistry3
 One of the following: 
CHEM 354Biochemistry3
CHEM 402Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 406Environmental Chemistry3
CHEM 485Topics in Chemistry3

Related Requirements (22)

BIO 121General Biology I4
BMS 102/103Introduction to Biomolecular Science4
ESCI 121Dynamic Earth3
PHYS 125University Physics I4
PHYS 126University Physics II4
SCI 420History of Nature and Science3
MATH 152Calculus I4

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 316Principles of Learning: Sec/K-124
EDF 415Educational Foundations3
EDSC 425Principles of Secondary Education3
EDSC 435Secondary Education Student Teaching3-9
RDG 440Literacy in Secondary School3
SCI 416Educational Technology in Secondary Science1
SCI 417Teaching of Science in the Secondary School3
SCI 419Student Teaching Seminar1

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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