Chemistry - BA, Chemical Education Track

The chemical education track provides the student an opportunity to obtain secondary teacher certification in addition to completion of the requirements for a degree in chemistry. Many students who plan to become high school chemistry teachers or to pursue a master’s degree in chemical education will find this track attractive. Students must complete the requirements for secondary teacher certification as defined by the College of Education and Human Development (consultation with the College of Education and Human Development is required).

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 100 Horizons in Chemistry 1
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 1
4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 151
Engineering Mathematics I
or Analytic Geometry and Calculus
4
Chemical Education Track Elective 1
Experiences In Secondary Math and Science Classrooms  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
4
HIST 106 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 152
Engineering Mathematics II
or Calculus
4
Language, philosophy and culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Chemical Education Track Elective 3
Understanding Special Populations  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis IV 4 3
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Chemical Education Track Elective 3
Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 315 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
Chemical Education Track Electives 6
Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society
or Racial and Ethnic Relations
 
Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society  
Select one of the following: 5 3
 
 
Minor Course
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
Chemical Education Track Elective 3
Teaching Skills II  
Select two of the following: 5 6
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Choose one of the following: 3
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry  
Analytical Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry III  
Chemical Biology  
Inorganic Chemistry  
Nuclear Chemistry  
Polymer Chemistry  
Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials  
Industrial Chemistry  
Green Chemistry  
Special Topics in...  
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Biochemistry I  
Biochemistry II  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 481 Seminar 4 2
Chemical Education Track Elective 3
Science in the Middle and Secondary School  
Select one of the following: 3
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry  
Analytical Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry III  
Chemical Biology  
Inorganic Chemistry  
Nuclear Chemistry  
Polymer Chemistry  
Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials  
Industrial Chemistry  
Green Chemistry  
Special Topics in...  
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Biochemistry I  
Biochemistry II  
Select two of the following: 5 6
 
 
Course for Minor
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Electives 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120