Chemistry 7-12, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program on the School of Education page for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

47 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 150 – Calculus I

Tier 2 – American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 – United States History I
HIS 111 – United States History II

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:  
SHE 203 – School Health

Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:
PHY 230 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society

Tier 3 – Capstone (all three required):
CHE 301 – The Preparation of Scientific Documents for Chemistry
CHE 445 – Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety
CHE 496 – Chemistry Seminar

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.



61 Credits Required

Chemistry Requirements
34 Credits Required
GPA of 2.0 required in the major


  • CHE 120 – General Chemistry I
  • CHE 121 – General Chemistry II
  • CHE 240 – Analytical Chemistry
  • CHE 260 – Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 261 – Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 370 – Physical Chemistry I
  • CHE 371 – Physical Chemistry II
  • CHE 372 – Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHE 435 — Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CHE 436 — Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • Select one CHE course at or above the 300-level

In order to receive a degree in chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University, along with satisfying the requirements listed above students must complete a minimum of 16 credits of advanced chemistry courses (300 level or above) at SCSU. 

Education Requirements
27 Credits Required

  • EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators
  • EDU 413 – Secondary Education
  • EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success (formerly IDS 471)
  • RDG 470 - Literacy in the content Areas (formerly IDS 471)
  • SCE 490 – Science (Secondary School)
  • SCE 494 – Student Teaching (Science)
  • SCE 496 – Student Teaching Seminar (Science)
  • SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom

Non-Course Requirements:
Module 1: Behavioral Difficulties (Social and Emotional Development)
Module 2: Dyslexia


12 Credits Required

PHY 231 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
MAT 151 – Calculus II
MAT 252 – Calculus III


Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).