Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Teacher Certification (ACS-Certified)

The BS in chemistry with teacher certification is certified by the American Chemical Society. Any student completing this degree is not only eligible to sit for the teacher certification exam but is also recognized as a certified chemist by the ACS.

This program is recommended for students who plan to teach high school chemistry or middle school science. It is also suitable for students planning to obtain the composite science certification at the high school or middle school level.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours = 126

  1. University Core Curriculum—(42 hrs.)
  2. A grade of “C” or better in all courses used for certification.
  3. Completion of BIOL 1306/BIOL 1106 and 1307/BIOL 1107; MATH 2413, 2414, and 3404; PHYS 2325/PHYS 2125 and PHYS 2326/PHYS 2126
  4. Completion of 44 semester hours of chemistry. Twelve semester hours of upper-division chemistry must be completed at this university. Chemistry courses required listed below.
  5. Approved lower and upper-division electives selected with student's career goals in mind. Suggested electives include courses in chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, statistics, education, speech, technical writing, technology, economics, psychology, sociology, and business administration.

Chemistry Courses Required (44 hrs.)

Completion of 44 semester hours of chemistry. Twelve semester hours of upper-division chemistry must be completed at this university.

CHEM 1311

General Chemistry I [TCCN: CHEM 1311]

CHEM 1111

General Chemistry I Laboratory [TCCN: CHEM 1111]

CHEM 1312

General Chemistry II [TCCN: CHEM 1312]

CHEM 1112

General Chemistry II Laboratory [TCCN: CHEM 1112]

CHEM 3310

Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 3111

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 3320

Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 3121

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 3342

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 3143

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 3344

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 3145

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 3352

Physical Chemistry I

CHEM 3153

Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 3354

Physical Chemistry II

CHEM 3155

Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 4312

Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 4113

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

CHEM 4330

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 4334

Biochemistry I

CHEM 4135

Biochemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 4191

Seminar