Chemistry 7-12, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Major GPA 2.0 required.

Chemistry Requirements (34 Credits)
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (T2PR)
CHE 121 – General Chemistry II (T2LE)
CHE 240 – Analytical Chemistry
CHE 260 – Organic Chemistry I
CHE 261 – Organic Chemistry II
CHE 370 – Physical Chemistry I
CHE 372 – Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE 411 Chemical Education
  Note: Automatic substitution CHE 592 – Chemical Education for accelerated students.
CHE 435 — Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE 436 — Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHE 301, CHE 445 and CHE 496 Chemistry Connection 

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)
EDU 316 Child Development and Psychology for Educators ('C' or better)
EDU 413 – Secondary Education ('C' or better)
EDU 471 Supporting English Learners for School Success ('C' or better)
RDG 470 Literacy in the Content Areas ('C' or better)
SCE 490 – Science Teaching (Secondary School) ('C' or better)
SCE 494 – Student Teaching (Science)
SCE 496 – Student Teaching Seminar (Science)
SED 225  – Introduction to Exceptionalities ('C' or better)


EDU 200 Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better) (T2CC)
HIS 110 United States History to 1877
    or HIS 111 United States History from 1877 to the present (T2AE)
PHY 230 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (T2PR)
MAT 150 Calculus I (T1QR)
SHE 203 School Health ('C' or better) (T2MB)


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultantion with their advisor, accelerated students may select up to 9 additional credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study, in addition to CHE 592 – Chemical Education that is substituted above in the major.