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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, General Program in Chemistry Concentration, B.S.

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Concentration V: General Program in Chemistry

Students completing concentration V must complete the Degree and Major courses below.

Credit by Examination

The chemistry and biochemistry department offers credit by examination for CHEM 131  and CHEM 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.

Degree and Major Requirements

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 70-74 Credit Hours
Total: 120 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 are met by courses required in the major.

Additional Information

Students must complete all course work in one of the six concentrations listed to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. The credit hours for major requirements will vary based on the chosen concentration.

Total: 34 Credit Hours

Total: 16-18 Credit Hours


1 CHEM 131L-132L  may be substituted.


The well-prepared student is encouraged to take as many of the additional departmental offerings as possible as electives with attention being given to junior and/or senior research projects.

Three credits of undergraduate research (CHEM 390A /390B /497A /499A ) may be used to satisfy chemistry elective requirements if the research project is completed with the same faculty mentor over multiple semesters.


Students completing concentration V must complete the courses below in addition to core courses.

Total: 10 Credit Hours

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