Chemistry Major with Secondary Certification*

Students desiring the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry must take two years (four semester classes) of a foreign language. No foreign language is required for students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree; however, the study of German or Russian will be helpful to students seeking a career in research.

A total of 127-132 semester hours is required for the baccalaureate degree in Chemistry. Schedule electives to satisfy general education requirements.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence


First Yeara
First Semester Hrs.     Second Semester Hrs.
CHE 100 Transitions 1   CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5
CHE 201 General College Chemistry 5
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development 3
EDU 103 Introduction to Educationb 3   MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry 4   Minor Course 3
COM 161 Intro to Public Speakingb 3      
Second Year
First Semester Hrs.      Second Semester Hrs.
CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry 5      CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I 5   PHY 132/133 General Physics IIc 4
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching 3   CIV 201/202 World Civilizations I or II 3
PHY 130/131 General Physics Ic 4   SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities 3
      Minor Course 3
Third Year
First Semester Hrs.   Second Semester Hrs.
HUM 211 Western Humanities Traditions: Continuity 3   CHE 403 Basic Physical Chemistry 5
CHE 352 Basic Chemical Instrumentation 4   COM 372 Communication in the Educational Environment 3
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technologyb 3   Minor Courses 6
CHE 120 Chemical Lab Safety 1      
Minor Course 3      
Fourth Year
First Semester Hrs.      Second Semester Hrs.
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education 2      SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School 14
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary School 2   EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar 3
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measures in Education 2      
Minor Courses 6      

*One minor is required for a B.A. or B.S. degree.
aElectives should be dhosen to complete the requirement for a minor in another discipline. Students are encouraged to begin work on a minor by at least the sophomore year.  Schecule electives to complete the University Studies requirements and provide 1270132 semester hours for the baccalaureate degree.
bWith a grade C or better.
cStudents pursuing a Physics minor may substitute PHY 235/236 and 255/256 for PHY 130/131 and 132/133.