CSU Academic Programs

Chemistry Major

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The Chemistry major is designed to give students a broad background in science and mathematics with a solid core in chemistry.  It prepares them for graduate and professional schools as well as for careers in industry and government at the local, state, and federal levels.


Required Courses:

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
CHEM 205 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 307 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 308 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 310 Instrumentation
CHEM 313 Biochemistry
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 402 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 405 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry or Nanotechnology 400
CHEM Elective

* CHEM 101 should be taken as a Natural Science GER.

Biology
BIOL 103 General Botany
BIOL 106 Fundamentals of Cell Biology

Other courses in Biology may be substituted for BIOL 103 and BIOL 106 with the permission of the department chairperson.

 

Additional Requirements:

MATH 132 Pre-Calculus II
MATH 201 Calculus I
MATH 202 Calculus II
PHYS 303 Mechanics and Particle Dynamics
PHYS 304 Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism-Calculus Based

 

Chemistry majors must also successfully pass a comprehensive exit exam during the Spring of the senior year and complete a senior thesis.

Major in Chemistry (Teacher Certification Track)

The Chemistry major (Teacher Certification) prepares students for teaching in the secondary school and offers a relevant series of courses in chemistry and related sciences to students who are interested in exploring educational career possibilities in chemistry.  Science requirements for this major are the same as those for the liberal arts Chemistry major.  In addition, students must take sufficient professional education courses for certification.

See Program of Study:  Chemistry Major (Teacher Certification Track).


Major: Chemistry

Instrumentation Analysis  4  ■CHEM 407  Intro to Research
 2  ▲
 Program Elective  4  Semester Total 15
Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 308  Organic Chemistry II
 5  ■CHEM 408  Independent Study
 4  ▲  Program Elective  3  ▲  Program Elective  3  Semester Total 15 Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■CHEM 401  Physical Chem I
 4
 ■CHEM 403  Seminar in Chem I
 1
 ■NANO 400  Intro to Nanotech
 3
 ▲  Program Elective  4
 ■PHYS 303  Mech Part Dynamic
 4
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 402  English Composition II  4
 ■CHEM 404  World History II  1
 ■CHEM 313
 Cell Biology  4
 ▲  Program Elective  3
 ■PHYS 304  Heat & Electricity
 4
 Semester Total 14
TOTAL CREDITS
127


Major: Chemistry-Concentration: Secondary Education

Level I (First Year)

Fall Semester
 *ENGL 101  English Composition  3
 *MATH 131  Coll. Alg for Math & Science  3
 *»HIST 201  World History  3
 *×PHIL 102  Intro to Logic  3
 *PSYC 201  General Psychology  3
 **ORIE 101  Freshman Seminar  1
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 *ENGL 102  English Composition II  3
 *»HIST 202  World History II  3
■BIOL 106  Cell Biology  4
 **MISY 150  Tech Fluency
 *•CHEM 101  General Chemistry  4
 Semester Total 14
Level II (Sophomore)

Fall Semester
 *○WLIT 207
 World Literature
 3
 *ANTH 207
 Anthropology  3
 *CHEM 102
 General Chemistry II
 4
 *†IDIS 102
 Music & Dance
 3
 ■MATH 132
 Calculus  4
 Semester Total 17

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 205
 Quantitative Analysis
 4
 ■MATH 202
 Calculus II  4
 ■BIOL 103  General Botany
 3
 *‡HEED 101
 Personal Health
 2
 ■PSYC 202  Educational Psychology  3
 ▲  Program Elective
 Semester Total 16
Level III (Junior)

Fall Semester
 ■CHEM 307
 Organic Chem I
 5
 ■CHEM 407  Intro to Research  2
 ■SCED 326  Teach Sc. Second
 3
 ■EDUC 203
 Fund Tech w/ audio v  3
 ■EDUC 402  History of Education  3
 Semester Total 16

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 308  Organic Chemistry II
 5
 ■CHEM 415  Advanced Organic
 3
 ■ EDUC 313  Principles of Sec Edu  3
 ■ EDUC 403  Philosophy of Education  3
 Semester Total 14
Level IV (Senior)

Fall Semester
 ■CHEM 401  Physical Chem I
 3
 ■CHEM 403  Seminar in Chem I
 1
 ■NANO 400  Intro to Nanotech
 3
 ■EDUC 456  Teach Read  4
 ■PHYS 303  Mech Part Dynamic
 4
 Semester Total 15

Spring Semester
 ■CHEM 402  English Composition II  4
 ■CHEM 404  World History II  1
 ■CHEM 313
 Cell Biology  4
 ■SCED 414  Direct Teach  3
 ■PHYS 304  Heat & Electricity
 4
 Semester Total 16
TOTAL CREDITS
127

 *  General Education Requirement
 **  University Graduation Requirement
 ■  Major Course
  »  or any 2 part 200 level History
 or any ENGL 200 level or above
 BIOL 101 or 107 or CHEM 101 or PHSC 101 or PHSC 103
×  PHIL 103 or PHIL 102
 or IDIS 103 or any Foreign Language or ART 105 or MUSC 201 or DANC 226 or THEA 211

 or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202 or SPCH 204 or GEOG 102
 ♦  General Elective - any University course
 ▲  Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline
 ▬  Support Course
§  Management Science Elective

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options. 

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