Chemistry 7-12, B.S.

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This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
133 Overall Credits Required

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

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 – 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 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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

71 Credits Required

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

Requirements:
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 373 – Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
CHE 435 — Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE 436 — Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
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
36 Credits Required

Requirements:
EDU 201 – Introduction to Teaching Professions
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
IDS 470 – Literacy in the Content Areas
IDS 471 – English Language Learners in the Classroom
PHI 370 – Philosophy of Education
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
PSY 370 – Educational Psychology
Additional 3 Credits of PSY
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

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

12 Credits Required

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

FREE ELECTIVES

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