Chemistry, B.S. - Concentration: General and B.S. to M.S. Accelerated Pathway
This Pathway Program has been designed to provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to complete foundational graduate coursework during their senior year in order to accelerate graduate degree completion. This competitive program allows admitted students the opportunity to complete their B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry in five years.
120 Overall Credits Required
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
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 1 – Technological Fluency (select one):
COM 101 – Fundamentals of Professional Presentations
CSC 101 – Introduction to Computers and Applications
CSC 104 – Web Technology
CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software
GEO 110 – Geography and Conflict: Ethnicity, Race, and Economy in the US
Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:
PHY 230 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
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.
44 Credits Required
GPA of 2.0 required in the major
26 Credits Required
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 435 — Inorganic Chemistry I
6 Credits Required
BS to MS Accelerated Pathway
12 Credits Required
Graduate courses require a grade of 'C' or higher
Select two additional graduate CHE courses at the 500-level or above.
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.