Oct 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Chemistry, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry is recommended for students pursuing adolescence teaching certification or for students who do not intend to pursue graduate work in chemistry.  

Program Learning Outcomes


1)  Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts in chemistry and its subdisciplines, including physical, organic, inorganic, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry.
2)  Students will demonstrate the ability to design, carry out, and interpret the results of an experiment in two subdisciplines of chemistry, including the determination and reporting of experimental uncertainties.
3)  Students will demonstrate the ability to design and carry out a synthetic scheme including the full structural characterization of the products.
4)  Students will demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate (both orally and written) the results of an experiment including the use modern library searching and retrieval methods to obtain information about a topic, chemical, chemical technique, or an issue relating to chemistry.
5)  Students will demonstrate that they know and can follow the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling, use, and disposal of chemicals.

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)


Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 52-58


Footnotes


* Students working toward Adolescence Certification in Chemistry and General Science may substitute INTD 300 - Topics in Secondary Education: Science  

Related Requirements: (16 Credits)


Outline/Advising Guide


For Students who Matriculated prior to Fall 2022:

First Year


Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Second Year


Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Third Year


Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Fourth Year


Fall (14 Credit Hours)


Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Total Credit Hours: 120


*Students meet the Physical Chemistry requirement by taking either CHEM 320  and CHEM 322  (Physical Chemistry I and II) or CHEM 324  (Principles of Physical Chemistry). An additional 3 credit 300-level chemistry course must be taken if the CHEM 320 /CHEM 322  option is used. Two additional 3 credit 300-level chemistry courses must be taken if the CHEM 324  option is used. Two 300-level chemistry laboratory courses are required. One of these laboratories must be either CHEM 313  or CHEM 331 . The second laboratory course must be either CHEM 342  or CHEM 361 .
**Students working toward Adolescence Certification in Chemistry and General Science may substitute INTD 300 Topics in Secondary Education: Science  for CHEM 351 .

Note: Where no prerequisites apply, some variation in the order or semester in which courses are taken is possible. Students should consult their academic advisors for additional information.

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