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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Education, Biochemistry, B.A.

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The goal of UMBC’s B.A. in Chemistry Education is to provide a curriculum that, in four years, gives students a solid foundation in chemistry and also 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.

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Education, Biochemistry consists of at least 107 credits distributed as follows:

*These courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. An overall C average must be maintained in required major courses.

Other (22 credits)

Approved Electives

  • Arts and Humanities (3 courses required) 300 or 400 Level
  • Language and Culture (3 courses required) 300 or 400 Level
  • Science Course (CHEM, BIOL, PHYS: 3-4 credits required)
  • Physical Education (2 courses required)

Sample Program







*denotes courses that differ between Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry tracks

**any 300 or 400 level CHEM, BIOL, or PHYS course

Two Physical Education Courses are also required for all Majors

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