May 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biophysical Chemistry, B.S.

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Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours 2
  • Major requirements and electives 85-87 Credit Hours

Total: 131 Credit Hours


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary. Some courses that are required for this major will meet General Education  requirements.
2 The quantitative and scientific literacy requirements for this degree are met by courses required for the major. As a result, the total credit hours earned for the degree will be 131.

Physics and Mathematics Background Courses: 24 Credit Hours

Total: 85-87 Credit Hours


1 CHEM 131L -CHEM 132L  may be substituted.
2 CHEM 242L  may be substituted.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Total: 32-33 Credit Hours

Total: 32 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Total: 26 Credit Hours

Credit by Examination

The chemistry and biochemistry department offers credit by examination for CHEM 131  and 132 . General Chemistry I-II. Students who want permission to take the examination must apply to the department head. Details regarding approval to take the examination and examination dates will be provided when the application is received.

Teaching Licensure

Students interested in becoming teachers must meet specific curriculum requirements in their major as part of the undergraduate academic degree. Chemistry majors must also complete a course in biology and a course in geology.

In addition to the general education and academic major requirements, chemistry majors desiring secondary teacher licensure must be admitted to teacher education, complete the pre-professional program in secondary education at the undergraduate level and the graduate level Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

It is critical that students seeking licensure consult regularly with both their education adviser and their major adviser to support their progression through the programs. For a full description of the program in secondary teaching, refer to the Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education, Department of , in addition to the College of Education /Professional Education Unit section of the catalog.

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