Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Education, B.A.

Offered by Chemistry and Biochemistry , the Chemistry Education, B.A. provides a curriculum that, in four years, gives students a solid foundation in chemistry and the coursework necessary for certification to teach chemistry at the secondary level. It is considered crucial that graduates be fully-trained chemists, capable of working in a range of technical positions outside of secondary education. The curriculum also seeks to expand the scientific background/perspective of graduates by requiring courses in other scientific disciplines as well as a science history course.

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Additional Chemistry (7 credits)

Complete the following:

Mathematics (8 credits)

Complete the following with minimum grade of ‘C’:

Physics (8 credits)

Complete the following with minimum grade of ‘C’:

Track (10-11 credits)

Complete one of the following tracks: Chemistry Education, B.A., Biochemistry Track , Chemistry Education, B.A., Physical Chemistry Track   

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master’s degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Graduate School website: https://gradschool.umbc.edu/admissions/nontraditional/accelerated/