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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Education, B.A.

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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

  • Minimum 106 credits
  • Minimum average of ‘C’ and minimum grade of ‘C’ where indicated
  • Completion of one the following tracks: Biochemistry Track, Physical Chemistry Track

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: 

Physical Chemistry Track

Complete the following 10 credits, including CHEM 301  with a minimum grade of ‘C.’

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 Accelerated Program page of the Graduate School website.

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