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Bachelor of Arts - Columbus State University

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Bachelor of Arts

Program Description

The Chemistry and Secondary Education degree track is offered in collaboration with the College of Education and Health Professions. This track is designed for students with an interest in teaching chemistry at the secondary level or pursuing graduate studies in chemical or science education. In addition to the general degree requirements, the track requires satisfactory completion of courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and education. The education components of the track are offered through an innovative teacher preparation program (UTeach Columbus). A broad range of upper-level elective courses in chemistry exists to expose students to modern fields within the chemical sciences and to help students broaden their understanding of science education

Career Opportunities

Students majoring in chemistry may pursue careers as teachers, entry level chemist, and medicine

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the diverse areas of chemistry, both theoretical and practical
  • communicate the rapidly changing field of chemical knowledge effectively
  • estimate and interpret chemical information in the context of the day-to-day events
  • demonstrate skills in quantitative and qualitative problem-solving related to the chemical sciences
  • demonstrate knowledge of chemical instrumentation and its theoretical basis, including the operation of microprocessor controlled instruments
  • integrate the usage of information technology in chemistry
  • think independently and apply chemical knowledge to real-world problems
  • demonstrate knowledge of safety methodologies used in the chemical laboratory
  • enter into employment in the chemical industry or into graduate or professional schools

Additional Program Requirements

There are no program specific academic regulations

Program of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1113
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:

ITDS 2726
ITDS 2727
ITDS 2735
ITDS 2746
ITDS 2748
ITDS 2749
ITDS 2755
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105
INTS 2105
LEAD 1705
LIBR 1105
POLS 2401
HIST 1111
HIST 1112

Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

ENGL 2111
ENGL 2112
ITDS 1145*
ITDS 1155
ITDS 2125
PHIL 2010

Select one of the following fine arts courses

ARTH 1100
ITDS 1145*
MUSC 1100
THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.
Take the following lab science courses:

CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry 1
CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry 2
CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab

Take the following course:
MATH 1131

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

ECON 2105
ECON 2106
PHIL 2030
PSYC 1101
SOCI 1101

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

ANTH 1105
ANTH 1107
ANTH 2105
ANTH 2136
ENGL 2136
GEOG 1101
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
INTS 2105
ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3 

PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Students must have a C or better in the courses used to satisfy the major.

BIOL 1231K General Biology I
BIOL 1232K General Biology II
MATH 1131 Calculus with Analytical Geometry 1
(1 hour from Area A or D)
PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics 1
PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics 2
PHYS 1311 Introductory Physics 1 Lab
PHYS 1312 Introductory Physics 2 Lab
STAT 1127 Introductory Statistics

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 57-60
Students must have a C or better in the courses used to satisfy the major.

BIOL 1231K General Biology I (1 hour from area F)
BIOL 1232K General Biology II (1 hour from area F)
CHEM 2115 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 2315 Quantitative Analysis Lab
CHEM 3111 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 3112 Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 3135 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3311 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEM 3312 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
CHEM 3335 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 4115 Foundations of Physical Chemistry
CHEM 4175 Instru Metho of Chem Analysis
CHEM 4315 Foundations of Physical Chemistry Lab

Take the following UTeach Columbus Courses
(Only two attempts allowed for each of the following courses)

ITDS 2125 Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science & Math -if not taken in Area C (3)
SPED 4115 Teaching Math & Science to Exceptional Learners(2)
UTCH 1201 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching(1)
UTCH 1202 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design(1)
UTCH 2105 Knowing and Learning(3)
UTCH 2215 Research Methods (3)
UTCH 3205 Classroom Interaction(3)
UTCH 4205 Project-Based Instruction(3)
UTCH 4485 Student Teaching(9)
UTCH 4795 Student Teaching Seminar(1)

Select one of the following groups: 6 hr
GRP1: FREN 1002 and FREN 2001
GRP2: GERM 1002 and GERM 2001
GRP3: JAPN 1002 and JAPN 2001
GRP4: SPAN 1002 and SPAN 2001

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 1-4
Students must have a C or better in the courses used to satisfy the major.

Total Hours Required: 123

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