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The requirement to obtain a BS in Chemistry consists of the general College of Science requirements plus the following specific requirements:

Concentrations

  • 7-12 Physical Science Certification and 7-12 Science Certification
    Secondary Education Minor

Degree Plan

BS in Chemistry

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better) 1
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 1411Calculus I4
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
RWS 3359Technical Writing3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Chemistry Major
Required Courses:
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 1305 C1
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 1306 C1
CHEM 1305General Chemistry C3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry (C) C3
CHEM 2101Molecular Model./Chem. Info. C1
CHEM 2161Laboratory for CHEM 2261 C1
CHEM 2221Organic Chemistry I Lab C2
CHEM 2222Organic Chemistry II Lab C2
CHEM 2261The Periodic Table C2
CHEM 2321Organic Chemistry I C3
CHEM 2322Organic Chemistry II C3
CHEM 3110Lab for Chemistry 33101
CHEM 3151Lab for Chemistry 33511
CHEM 3152Lab for Chemistry 33521
CHEM 3310Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 3330Biochem I:Struc & Function3
or CHEM 3332 Biochem II: Dynam & Bioenerg
CHEM 3351Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 3352Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 4165Inorganic Chemistry Lab1
CHEM 4211Instrumental Meths Analyt Chem2
CHEM 4212Lab for Chemistry 42112
CHEM 4328Advanced Topics Organic Chem3
CHEM 4365Inorganic Chemistry3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
No Minor-Field of Study
(Complete 10 hours from the courses below; at least 8 hours must be upper-division)10
BIOL 3320Genetics3
BIOL 3351Toxicology3
CHEM 3131Lab for Chemistry1
CHEM 3332Biochem II: Dynam & Bioenerg3
CHEM 4176Introduction to Research1
CHEM 4335Biophysical Chemistry3
CHEM 4376Introduction to Research3
CHEM 4380Polymer Chemistry3
Electives
Select 8 additional hours, with departmental approval 8
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 237
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a C or better

BS in Chemistry with a Concentration in 7-12 Physical Science

Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better) 1
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Chemistry Major
Required Courses:
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 1305 C1
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 1306 C1
CHEM 1305General Chemistry C3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry (C) C3
CHEM 2101Molecular Model./Chem. Info. C1
CHEM 2161Laboratory for CHEM 2261 C1
CHEM 2221Organic Chemistry I Lab C2
CHEM 2222Organic Chemistry II Lab2
CHEM 2261The Periodic Table C2
CHEM 2321Organic Chemistry I C3
CHEM 2322Organic Chemistry II C3
CHEM 3110Lab for Chemistry 33101
CHEM 3151Lab for Chemistry 33511
CHEM 3152Lab for Chemistry 33521
CHEM 3310Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 3351Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 3352Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 4176Introduction to Research1
CHEM 4211Instrumental Meths Analyt Chem2
CHEM 4212Lab for Chemistry 42112
CHEM 4365Inorganic Chemistry3
PHYS 3323Physical Optics3
PHYS 4355Intro Quantum Mechanics3
Secondary Education Minor
Required Courses:
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
SCED 4368Teaching Science in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 237
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a C or better.

BS in Chemistry with a Concentration in 7-12 Science

Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better) 1
Required Courses:
BIOL 1107Topics in Study of Life I1
BIOL 1108Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 1305General Biology3
BIOL 1306Organismal Biology3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Chemistry Major
Required Courses:
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 1305 C1
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 1306 C1
CHEM 1305General Chemistry C3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry (C) C3
CHEM 2161Laboratory for CHEM 2261 C1
CHEM 2221Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHEM 2222Organic Chemistry II Lab2
CHEM 2261The Periodic Table C2
CHEM 2321Organic Chemistry I C3
CHEM 2322Organic Chemistry II C3
CHEM 3110Lab for Chemistry 33101
CHEM 3151Lab for Chemistry 33511
CHEM 3152Lab for Chemistry 33521
CHEM 3310Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 3351Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 3352Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 3330Biochem I:Struc & Function3
or CHEM 3332 Biochem II: Dynam & Bioenerg
CHEM 4176Introduction to Research1
Secondary Education Minor
Required Courses:
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
SCED 4368Teaching Science in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of thirty-seven hours of upper division course work 237
Total Hours120
1

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

2

A total of thirty-seven hours of upper division coursework is required for all Bachelor of Science degrees.

C

Course requires a C or better

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History (C)
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6