Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Chemistry (Teacher Certification in Chemistry, Grades 7-12)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. In the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Chemistry CHEM 4299 must be taken twice for credit and is required for certification of the degree as approved by the American Chemical Society.
  2. A minor in Secondary Education is required.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421Summer I: 
CHEM 13413CHEM 13423CHEM 21411
MATH 24714MATH 24724CHEM 23413
US 11001PHYS 14304Summer II: 
ENG 13103ENG 13203CHEM 21421
PHIL 1305 or 13203 CHEM 23423
 15 15 8
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403Summer I: 
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452HIST 13103
PHYS 24254Select one of the following:3POSI 23103
English Literature13 Summer II: 
  HIST 13203
  POSI 23203
 COMM 13103 
 14 13 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 33413CI 43323 
CHEM 43313CHEM 43413 
CHEM 42312CHEM 42412 
CHEM 43753CI 33253 
CHEM 42952Electives2,3,41 
 13 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
Social and Behavioral Sciences13EDST 46816 
CI 43703  
CI 43433  
RDG 33233  
 12 6
Total Hours: 120

See the Academic Services section of this catalog for general education core curriculum requirements.


A minimum of 9 writing intensive hours and a total of 36 advanced hours are required to graduate.

If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.

Minor and electives should be chosen in consultation with the departmental or academic advisor.