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 161 General Chemistry 3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 200 Foundations of Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 201 Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 210 Foundations of Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 211 Foundations of Organic Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 212 Organic Synthesis 3
CHEM 213 Organic Synthesis Lab 1
CHEM 260 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 316 Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds 3
CHEM 238 Introduction to Research 1
CHEM 432 Chemistry Seminar 2
One of the following:
CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry of Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3
CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry of Quantum & Statistical Mechanics 3
CHEM 320 Biophysical Chemistry 3
One of the following:
CHEM 354 Biochemistry 3
CHEM 402 Instrumental Analysis 4
CHEM 406 Environmental Chemistry 3
CHEM 485 Topics in Chemistry 3

Related Requirements (22)

BIO 121 General Biology I 4
or
BMS 102/103 Introduction to Biomolecular Science 4
ESCI 121 Dynamic Earth 3
PHYS 125 University Physics I 4
PHYS 126 University Physics II 4
SCI 420 History of Nature and Science 3
MATH 152 Calculus I 4

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 315 Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDTE 316 Principles of Learning: Sec/K-12 4
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.