This chemistry degree is designed to provide students with a strong background in basic chemistry. Students who complete this degree will understand general chemical properties and principles, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry. Graduates will also be able to analyze chemical problems, use technology to gather data, and effectively communicate results. This degree provides the necessary training to succeed in various types of chemistry jobs. It will also prepare students to attend graduate school in chemistry as well as any of the professional schools (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, optometry, etc.). The professional schools may require some additional course work in other areas such as: biology, math, and economics.
This chemistry major has the same science requirements as the B.S. Chemistry, with the additional requirement of 16 credits of foreign language study.
The chemistry major in education is designed for prospective secondary school teachers. The curriculum is planned to give the student (1) a broad general education, (2) specialized preparation in chemistry and (3) professional training necessary for effective teaching. In order to be admitted to the College of Education, the student needs to be evaluated and recommended by the Natural Sciences Advisory Committee. Contact the Natural Sciences Department chair for further information.
This minor is designed to provide students with a background in the fundamental principles of chemistry. It best serves students majoring in the biological sciences, earth sciences, or in disciplines outside of the natural sciences who are planning for careers that include some chemistry component
The chemistry minor in education is designed for prospective elementary and secondary school teachers to accompany their major in another education field. The curriculum is planned to give the student specialized preparation in chemistry and the professional training necessary for effective teaching.