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 Preparation 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
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 Concentration

To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Concentrations will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication and are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a concentration.

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching concentration within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching concentration and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

Teaching Preparation Requirements

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

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A major GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.