Chemistry, B.S. (Certifiable for secondary teaching)

A minor is not required with this major.

 

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 Major (31-32 credits)

Chemistry Core (25 credits)

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 200Foundations of Analytical Chemistry

3

CHEM 201Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 210Organic Chemistry I - Foundations

3

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry I Laboratory - Foundations

1

CHEM 212Organic Synthesis

3

CHEM 213Organic Chemistry II Laboratory - Synthesis

1

CHEM 260Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

3

CHEM 316Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

3

CHEM 238Introduction to Research

1-6

CHEM 332Chemical Literature

1

CHEM 432Chemistry Seminar

1

Directed Electives (3 credits) from courses below

CHEM 321Physical Chemistry of Thermodynamics & Kinetics

3

CHEM 322Physical Chemistry of Quantum & Statistical Mechanics

3

CHEM 320Biophysical Chemistry

3

Directed Electives (3 to 4 credits) from course below

CHEM 354Foundations of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 402Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry

4

CHEM 406Environmental Chemistry

3

CHEM 485Topics in Chemistry

3

Math and Science Related Requirements (18-19 credits)

BIO 121General Biology I

4

or

BMS 102Introduction to Biomolecular Science

3

and

BMS 103Introduction to Biomolecular Science Laboratory

1

or

GSCI 121The Dynamic Earth

3

PHYS 121General Physics I

4

or

PHYS 125University Physics I

4

PHYS 122General Physics II

4

or

PHYS 126University Physics II

4

SCI 320The Nature of Science and Technology

3

MATH 152Calculus I

4

Additional Courses (9 credits)

PSY 236Life-Span Development

3

HIST 161American History to 1877

3

or

HIST 162American History from 1877 to Present

3

EDF 215Education in a Multicultural Society

3

These courses may be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Professional Education (30 credits)

SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities

3

EDTE 316Principles of Learning in Diverse Settings (Secondary)

4

EDSC 425Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Teaching at the Secondary Level

3

EDSC 435Secondary Education Student Teaching

9

LLA 440Literacy instruction in the Secondary School

3

SCI 414Interdisciplinary Science, Practices, and Pedagogy

3

SCI 417Science Methods in Secondary School

3

SCI 418Fieldwork in Secondary Science Education

1

SCI 419Student Teaching Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours: 120