DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Degree Programs

Chemistry offers both a major and minor in chemistry and a major in chemistry and physical science education for secondary certification.

Chemistry – The major requires 40 hours, of which a minimum of 28 are upper division. A grade of C or better is required in the 28 hour Chemistry major core courses. *MATH 2306 is required as a prerequisite for CHEM 4405 and CHEM 4406. **MATH 1306 Elementary Statistics, MSCI 2311 Scientific Computing, and MSCI 3101 Faith in Science are required courses for all math and science majors. ***Only 4 hours from MSCI 4X03 and MSCI 4360 may be counted towards the 12 hours of chemistry electives. MATH 1306 and MSCI 2311 can each be used to fulfill three hours of general education requirements in math and computer literacy, respectively.

              CHEM 1401 – General Chemistry I

              CHEM 1402 – General Chemistry II

              CHEM 2402 – Analytical Chemistry

              CHEM 3403 – Organic Chemistry I

              CHEM 3404 – Organic Chemistry II

              CHEM 4402 – Biochemistry I

              CHEM 4405 – Physical Chemistry I

              12 hours of chemistry electives from the following:

              CHEM 3407 – Instrumental Analysis

              CHEM 4403 – Biochemistry II

              CHEM 4404 – Geochemistry

              CHEM 4406 – Physical Chemistry II

              ***MSCI 4X03 – Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (variable hours)

              ***MSCI 4360 – Thesis and Presentation

Additional requirements include:

              **MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics

              *MATH 2306 – Calculus I

              **MSCI 2311 – Scientific Computing

              **MSCI 3101 – Faith in Science

              BIOL 1401 – General Biology I

              BIOL 1402 – General Biology II

Eight hours from:

              PHYS 1401 – General Physics I

              PHYS 1402 – General Physics II

              or

              PHYS 2401 – University Physics I

              PHYS 2402 – University Physics II

               

Chemistry and Physical Science Education (grades 7-12) – The B.S. degree
in chemistry and physical science education is intended for students who plan to teach
chemistry, physics or physical science at the high school level. Students must pass the state
content test in physical science prior to student teaching. This major requires 30 hours, of
which a minimum of 18 are upper division. A grade of C or better is required in the 24 hour
Chemistry and Physical Science Education major core courses. **MATH 1306
Elementary Statistics, MSCI 2311 Scientific Computing, and MSCI 3101 Faith in Science
are required courses for all math and science majors. ***Only 2 hours from MSCI 4X03-
Undergraduate Research and MSCI 4360-Thesis and Presentation may be counted towards
the 6 hours of chemistry electives. MATH 1306 and MSCI 2311 can each be used to fulfill
three hours of general education requirements in math and computer literacy, respectively.

              CHEM 1401 – General Chemistry I

              CHEM 1402 – General Chemistry II

              CHEM 2402 – Analytical Chemistry

              CHEM 3403 – Organic Chemistry I

              CHEM 3404 – Organic Chemistry II

              MSCI 3201 – Laboratory Instruction Practicum

              MSCI 4201– Laboratory Safety

              Six hours of chemistry electives from the following:

              CHEM 3407 – Instrumental Analysis

              CHEM 4402 – Biochemistry I

              CHEM 4403 – Biochemistry II

              CHEM 4404 – Geochemistry

              CHEM 4405 – Physical Chemistry I

              CHEM 4406 – Physical Chemistry II

              ***MSCI 4X03 – Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (variable hours)

              ***MSCI 4360 – Thesis and Presentation

Additional requirements include:

              **MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics

              **MSCI 2311 – Scientific Computing

              **MSCI 3101 – Faith in Science

              BIOL 1401 – General Biology I OR BIOL 1400 – Life Science

Eight hours from:

              PHYS 1401 – General Physics I AND PHYS 1402 – General Physics II

              OR

              PHYS 2401 – University Physics I AND PHYS 2402 – University Physics II

  • Professional Education - High School Certification - In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the leaner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching and classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDCU 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses. The following courses constitute the professional education sequence. Students must pass the respective state content test prior to student teaching:

EDIT 4330 - Portfolio Development and Technology Integration

EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Teaching

EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education

EDUC 3302 - Instructional Strategies and Practices

EDUC 3313 - Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds

EDCU 4313 - Classroom Management

EDCU 4318 - Becoming a Teacher

*EDCU 4328 - Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School

six hours from:

EDUC 4663 - High School Student Teaching

EDUC 4664 - All Level Student Teaching

three hours from:

EDLI 4325 - Developing Reading, Study and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level

EDLI/ENGL 4345 - Teaching English as a Second Language

*Students seeking the dual major in chemistry and physical science education are not
required to take EDUC 4328 to meet graduation or certification requirements.

 

Minor in Chemistry -The minor requires 24 hours, of which 12 hours must be upper-level. *Math 1306 Elementary Statistics i requirement for all math and science majors. It may be used to fulfill the additional three hours math  requirements in the general education core for the B.S. degree.

                CHEM 1401 -- General Chemistry I

                CHEM 1402 -- General Chemistry II

                CHEM 2402 -- Analytical Chemistry

Eight hours from:

                CHEM 3403 -- Organic Chemistry I  AND CHEM 3404 -- Organic Chemistry II

                                                                           OR

                CHEM 4405 -- Physical Chemistry I  AND CHEM 4406 -- Physical Chemistry II

                Four hours of electives in  chemistry

                            (CHEM 1400 and equivalent transfer courses will not be accepted as elective hours for chemistry majors or minors)

                 MATH 1306* -- Elementary Statistics

 

Chemistry Course Descriptions--Catalogue descriptions of all chemistry courses available at WBU

Four Year Student Schedule--an example course schedule for a chemistry major / mathematics minor at WBU

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Possible Sequence of Courses – the following is ONE four year schedule that would result in the B.S. degree in chemistry. Many other permutations of this plan are possible including additional majors and/or minors in other disciplines. All upper-level science courses are on rotation making an exact duplicate of this four-year plan impossible for some students. This plan is intended as a guide only. Students are strongly encouraged to choose their courses in consultation with their advisor.

Freshman Year Fall Semester                                             Freshman Year Spring Semester                        

CHEM 1401                                               4 hrs                    CHEM 1402                                               4 hrs

ENGL 1301                                                3 hrs                    ENGL 1302                                                3 hrs

EXSS 1112                                                 1 hr                      MATH 1305**                                         3 hrs

MATH 1304                                               3 hrs                    MSCI 2311                                                 3 hrs

UNIV 1100                                                 1 hr                      RLGN 1302                                                3 hrs

RLGN 1301                                                3 hrs                    EXSS activity course                                1 hr

                            Total                   15 hrs                                                            Total                   17 hrs

Sophomore Year Fall Semester                                         Sophomore Year Spring Semester                     

CHEM 3403                                               4 hrs                    CHEM 3404                                               4 hrs

CHEM 2402                                               4 hrs                    BIOL 1402                                                 4 hrs

BIOL 1401                                                 4 hrs                    MATH 1306                                               3 hrs

MATH 2306                                               3 hrs                    ENGL 2303                                                3 hrs

Course from minor                                    3 hr                      COMS 1301, 1302, 2302, or 2303       3 hrs

                            Total                   18 hrs                                                            Total                   17 hrs

Junior Year Fall Semester                                                   Junior Year Spring Semester                                

CHEM 4402                                               4 hrs                    CHEM upper division elective             4 hrs

PHYS 1401 or 2401                                 4 hrs                    CHEM upper division elective             4 hrs

ENGL 2301 or 2302                                 3 hrs                    PHYS 1402 or 2402                                 4 hrs

Foreign Language 1301*                        3 hrs                    course from minor                                     4 hrs

HIST 1303 or 2301                                   3 hrs                    EXSS activity course                                1 hr

                                                                                                  MSCI 3101                                                 1 hr

                            Total                   17 hrs                                                            Total                   18 hrs

Senior Year Fall Semester                                                   Senior Year Fall Semester                                    

CHEM 4405                                               4 hrs                    CHEM upper division elective             4 hrs

Course from minor                                    4 hrs                    HIST 1304 or 2302                                   3 hrs

Course from minor                                    4 hrs                    POLS 2301                                                 3 hrs

ECON/GEOG/PHIL/PSYC/SOCI      3 hrs                    Course from minor                                    4 hrs

ART/MUSI/THEA general course       3 hrs                    GRAD 0001                                               0 hrs

                            Total                   18 hrs                                                            Total                   14 hrs

 

To reduce hours per semester, plan to take May and/or summer classes.

*One year of foreign language study in high school may fulfill the foreign language 1301 requirement.

**Required prerequisite for MATH 2306 – Calculus. One year of high school pre-calculus or trigonometry fulfills this requirement.

Upper-level chemistry course are offered on rotation. The order of the courses taken during the junior and senior years will depend on the year of entry into the program.

 

Each student should refer to his/her catalogue for actual requirements, as the chemistry major requirements have recently been revised.

 

 

Last updated 5/10/2012

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