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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 122 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements   40 credits
Chemistry Major 51 credits
Chemistry Core Courses    31 credits 
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Lab I and II (2 credits)
    CHEM 3xx Electives (7 credits)
    CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I  (3 credits)
    CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Lab I (1 credit)
    CHEM 4xx Elective (3 credits)
    CHEM 404 Chemistry Colloquium (1 credit)
Cognate Requirements:
20 credits
    FSEM 115 Freshman Seminar (1 credit)
    MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II (8 credits)
    MATH 231 Calculus III (3 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II   (8 credits)
Education Courses
31 credits
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 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)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 122 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics may be 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 Chemistry with Teacher Certification 7-12 (125 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
FSEM 115 Freshman Seminar 1 credit
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II   8 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 2
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II  6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II  2 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 I and II   8 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 3
Core Courses 9 credits
CHEM 3xx Elective 4 credits
CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 credits
EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools 1 credits
EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom 3 credits
EDUC 364 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary School 3 credits
EDUC 366 Practicum IV 2 credits
PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Year 4
Core Courses 18 credits
CHEM 3xx Elective 3 credits
CHEM 4xx Elective 3 credits
EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 7 credits
CHEM 404 Chemistry Colloquium 1 credit
TOTAL 32 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 122