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B.A. Chemistry Degree

The B.A. in chemistry is an appropriate degree path for students interested in a broad education in a scientific field. Students interested in teaching at the high school level may prepare for Alternate Route Teacher Education Certification by following a specified curriculum with a minor in either biology, mathematics, or physics. A MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY FOR THE B.A. DEGREE consists of the following 28-30 hours of courses: Chemistry 105, 106, 115, 116; 221, 222, 225, 226; 314; 331 or 334; 463(1); and two courses chosen from 332, 401, 415, 423, two additional hours of 463, 469, 471. Mathematics 261, 262 and Physics 211, 212, 221, 222 or Physics 213, 214, 223, 224 are also required.

The following courses may not be used for major or minor credit: Chem 101, 102, 103, 104, 113, 114, 121, 201, 202, 271, 381, 382, or 383.

SAMPLE PROGRAM

FRESHMAN YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 105, 106, 115, 116
8
WRIT 100 or WRIT 101 and either WRIT 102 or LIBA 102
6
Foreign Language 101, 102 (or 111 or 121)
6
Mathematics 261, 262
6
History 101, 102
6
 
32
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 221, 222, 225, 226
8
English 221,222,223,224,225
6
Foreign Language 201, 202 (or 211)
6
Physics 211, 212, 221, 222 or
Physics 213, 214, 223, 224
8
Social science
3
 
31
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 314
4
CHEM 331 or 334
3
Fine or Performing Arts
3
Social science
3
Humanities
3
Minor subject
9
Electives
6
 
31
 
SENIOR YEAR
Courses:
Hours:
CHEM 463
1
CHEM electives*
4-6
Minor subject
9
Electives
14-16
 
30
 
*May be chosen from any combination of two courses from: CHEM 332, 401, 415, 423, two additional hours of 463, 469, or 471.