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: 76

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

45

General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Computer Science

Upper-Division Core Courses

16

Analytical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Advanced Electives

15

Teaching Chemistry Track

Total Hours

76


Lower-Division Core Courses

General Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Organic Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

M 172

Calculus II

4

M 273

Multivariable Calculus

4

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Computer Science

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

CSCI 125

Computation in the Sciences

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Analytical Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 311

Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis

4

CHMY 421

Advanced Instrument Analysis

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 371

Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy

4

CHMY 373

Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: To complete the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Chemistry students may take the following courses or any other stand-alone advanced writing course.

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

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-


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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

ENST 472

Gen Sci: Conservation Education

3

Total Hours

7

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.