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B.A. in Chemistry (with Teacher Certification 7-12)

Degree Requirements  Sample Program
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Degree Requirements
In conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education, the Chemistry Program also offers a B.A. in Chemistry with grades 7-12 teacher certification. Students interested in this program should apply to the Department of Teacher Education in their Freshman year.

The B.A. in Chemistry with Teacher Certification 7-12 requires 124 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements   40 credits
Chemistry Major 53 credits
Chemistry Core Courses    34 credits 
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab (4 credits)
    CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry (4 credits)
    CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I  (3 credits)
    CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Lab I (2 credits)
    Advanced CHEM Electives (7 credits)
Cognate Requirements:
19 credits
    MATH 131-132 Calculus (8 credits)
    MATH 231 Calculus III (3 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics (8 credits)
Education Courses
31 credits
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
    EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 364 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary School (3 credits)
    EDUC 366 Practicum IV (2 credits)
    EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
Open Electives 22 credits
TOTAL 124 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics satisfied with major requirements.

*Note - Students completing the Adolescent Education Certification program should consult closely with their academic and education advisors to determine selection of core courses needed to fulfill New York State Department of Education requirements for certification.

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Sample Program
B.A. in Biochemistry with Teacher Certification 7-12 (124 credits)

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience  1 credit 
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry 8 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 2
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab 4 credits
EDUC 211 Education and Society 3 credits
EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning 3 credits
EDUC 340 Intro to Students with Disabilities 3 credits
MATH 231 Calculus III 3 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
CHEM 302 Analytical Chemistry 5 credits
CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Lab I 2 credits
EDUC 364 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary School 3 credits
EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools 1 credits
EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom 3 credits
EDUC 366 Practicum IV 2 credits
PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 4
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
Advanced CHEM Electives 6 credits
EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 7 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 124