Chemistry B.A.

The courses required for the B.A. degree provide a less extensive training in chemistry than do the courses required for the American Chemical Society certified B.S. degree. This is to allow the student to supplement his or her program with courses that meet his or her specific needs. Thus, this degree provides the core of traditional preparation in chemistry together with latitude for combination with an interdisciplinary field or the Teacher Education Program. It is strongly advised that students using this degree obtain faculty advice in planning their program.

Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 79

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses45
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Computer Science
Upper-Division Core Courses16
Analytical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Advanced Electives15
Ethics3
Teaching Chemistry Track
Total Hours79

Lower-Division Core Courses

General Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 141N
CHMY 142N
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
5
CHMY 143N
CHMY 144N
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
5
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Organic Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 221
CHMY 222
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHMY 223
CHMY 224
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Complete all of the following courses:
PHSX 215N
PHSX 216N
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
5
PHSX 217N
PHSX 218N
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc
5
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Complete all of the following courses:
M 171Calculus I4
M 172Calculus II4
M 273Multivariable Calculus4
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Computer Science

Complete all of the following courses:
CSCI 125Computation in the Sciences3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Analytical Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 311Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis4
CHMY 421Advanced Instrument Analysis4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 371Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy4
CHMY 373Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Electives

Rule: Complete 9 credits of advanced electives in Chemistry or Biochemistry approved by the Chemistry adviser and 6 credits of advanced electives at the discretion of the student. 15 total credits required.

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ethics

Complete the following course:
CHMY 305EEthics, Literature and Writing in the Sciences3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Chemistry Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Teaching Chemistry Required Courses

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Science.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
ENST 472Gen Sci: Conservation Education3
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­chemistry, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department