Degree Requirements

Chemistry Major Requirements

I. Major Program Requirements

  • CH 101-102 General Chemistry
  • CH 205  Quantitative Analysis
  • CH 301-302 Organic Chemistry
  • CH 306  Instrumental Methods
  • CH 391-392 Physical Chemistry
  • CH 411-412 Integrated Laboratory
  • CH 496  Senior Seminar

One additional upper-division course from the following list:

  • CH 405  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH 406  Advanced Organic Chemistry

II. Other Program Requirements

  • MA 131  Calculus of Single Variable Functions or MA 121-122  Differential and Integral Calculus
  • MA 233  Multivariable Calculus
  • PHYS 205-206  Engineering Physics I & II

Note:  All chemistry majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all major courses (Section I and II above). Students must pass prerequisites with a “C-” or better to enroll in chemistry courses.

Major in Chemistry for Secondary Education

I. Major Program Requirements

  • CH 101-102 General Chemistry
  • CH 205 Quantitative Analysis
  • CH 301-302 Organic Chemistry
  • Two additional upper division Chemistry courses

II. Other Program Requirements

  • MA 121 Differential Calculus
  • PHIL 252 Philosophy and History of Science

One additional two-semester course from the following list:

  • BI 171-172 Biological Principles I & II
  • PHYS 201-202 Physics I and II
  • PHYS 205-206 Engineering Physics

III. Professional Education Requirements

  • AN/SO 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • CS 103 Instructional Media and Technology
  • ED 102 Foundations of Education
  • ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology
  • ED 245 Diversity Field Experience
  • ED 305 Classroom Management
  • ED 318 Content Area Reading and Secondary Methods
  • ED 346 Teaching Science in the Secondary School
  • ED 405 Education Seminar
  • ED 410 Student Teaching
  • ED 412 Measurement & Assessment in Teaching
  • PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 105 General Psychology and PSY 203 Developmental Psychology
  • SPED 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Teacher Education Program: Individuals pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.

Note:

  1. All Chemistry for Secondary Education majors must earn a grade of or better in all major courses (Section I and II above). Students must pass prerequisites with a "C-" or better to enroll in chemistry courses.
  2. All Chemistry for Secondary Education majors must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a garde of "C-" or better in all Professional Education Requirements,Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.
  3. See Secondary Education Requirements.

Chemistry Minor Requirements

Minor Program Requirements

  • CH 101-102 General Chemistry
  • CH 205  Quantitative Analysis
  • CH 301-302 Organic Chemistry
  • Plus 1 additional upper-division chemistry course

Minor in Chemistry for Secondary Education

I. Minor Program Requirements

  • CH 101-102 General Chemistry
  • CH 205  Quantitative Analysis
  • CH 301-302 Organic Chemistry

II. Other Program Requirements

  • ED 346 Teaching Science in the Secondary School
  • MA 121 Differential Calculus
  • MA 207 Elementary Statistics
  • or MA 315 Probability and Statistics
  • PHIL 252 Philosophy and History of Science
  • Plus 1 additional 4-credit course in biology or physics

III. Teacher Licensure

To obtain teacher licensure in chemistry for secondary education, a student must complete:

  • ED 408 Student Teaching In the Minor Area or ED 410 Student Teaching

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching 

Teacher Education Program: Individuals pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to student teaching.

Note:

  1. All Chemistry for Secondary Education students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade "C-" or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; and 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements, Other Program Requirements, and Professional Education Requirements.
  2. See Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Edeucation Requirements for Secondary Education.