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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry, B.S.


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Core Curriculum Requirements (43-47 credits)


See Core Curriculum  courses.

Note(s):


* CHEM 101  and CHEM 102  have been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Natural Sciences.

Note(s):


*MATH 151 :MATH 152  have been approved for Core Curriculum credit in Mathematical Sciences.

B.S. Requirements


B.S. (Non Teaching) Requirements (8 credits)


Bachelor of Science degree without a professional licensure in secondary education requires the following:

Advanced Professional Chemist Concentration


This concentration is a rigorous four-year program that provides a strong background in chemistry for those students who plan to become professional chemists. It provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in chemistry or related fields and will prepare students for careers in industrial, academic or governmental settings.

Professional Chemist Concentration


This concentration is a rigorous four-year program that provides a strong background in chemistry for those students who plan to become professional chemists. It will prepare students for careers in industrial, academic or governmental settings.

Other Required Courses (14 credits)


Biochemistry: Life Sciences and Pre-Health Concentration


This concentration is a rigorous four year program recommended for students planning a career in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. The first three years are designed to optimally prepare students for the pre-entrance aptitude examination (PCAT, MCAT, DAT or GRE).

Other Required Courses (16 credits)


Advanced Biochemistry Concentration


This concentration is a rigorous four-year program recommended for students interested in a career in biochemistry. It provides a comprehensive foundation for graduate study in biochemistry, pharmacology, or related fields and prepares students for careers in industrial, governmental, or academic settings.

Forensics Concentration


This concentration is a rigorous four year program recommended for students planning a career in forensic science. It provides a comprehensive foundation for graduate study in forensic chemistry, forensic science, or analytical chemistry and prepares students for careers in industrial, governmental, or academic settings.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120


(Includes Core Curriculum requirements, required courses and electives. Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.)

Graduation Requirements


To graduate with a major in chemistry, a student must attain an overall major grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Different courses are considered in the calculation of the major grade point average depending on the student’s concentration. All courses required for a given concentration count towards the major grade point average. In cases where additional (beyond those required) electives listed for a given concentration are taken, all count towards the major grade point average calculation.

Teaching Licensure


Students preparing to teach chemistry in the secondary schools are required to take courses in professional education in addition to Core Curriculum courses and courses required by the chemistry major. Interested students should contact the College of Education and Human Development for more information.

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