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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry; Concentration in Education

The B.A. degree in chemistry is an intensive undergraduate program that includes introductory and foundational course work in chemistry, with a substantial laboratory experience. The program provides greater flexibility in the selection of advanced chemistry course work along with elective courses offered by the Department, the College of Sciences, and other colleges within the university. The education concentration, working in conjunction with the College of Education, helps to prepare students for careers in teaching chemistry at the middle and high school levels.

Learning Objectives

  • Graduates shall be able to demonstrate technical competency in the performance of basic laboratory operations, including solution preparation and standardization, common synthetic procedures, standard qualitative and quantitative analysis procedures, and operation of standard laboratory equipment.
  • Graduates shall understand the concepts underlying the theoretical basis of chemistry, as well as areas of application of chemical principles.
  • Graduates shall be capable of critical analysis and, under supervision, shall be able to apply the scientific method to a chemical problem.
  • Graduates must be well versed in the language of chemistry, should be capable of accessing chemical information in its various forms, and should be capable of effectively communicating chemical knowledge in both written and oral forms.
  • Graduates earning this degree are qualified to teach Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, and Physical Science.

Careers

Careers include teaching chemistry at the middle and high school levels.

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