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Degree Requirements

Great news! You must be considering a career in chemistry or biochemistry. Our majors prepare students for graduate study, medical and dental school, teaching, or a wide range of occupations. The three options are: B.S. in biochemistry (best for pre-med), B.A. in chemistry, and a B.A. in chemistry with high school teaching certification. The details of each degree are shown below. Click here for descriptions of the courses. The chemistry program at Southwestern can be your ticket to a great career.

B.A., Major in Chemistry

Major requirements

  • CHEM111 General Chemistry 1 (4 hours)
  • CHEM112 General Chemistry 2 (4 hours)
  • CHEM221 Organic Chemistry 1 (5 hours)
  • CHEM222 Organic Chemistry 2 (5 hours)
  • CHEM461 Seminar in Chemistry (1 hour)

Two additional courses from the following:

  • CHEM324 Analytical Chemistry (4 hours)
  • CHEM345 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3 hours)
  • CHEM430 Biochemistry (5 hours)

Cognate requirements

  • MATH222 Calculus 1 (4 hours)
  • PHYS201 College Physics 1 (4 hours) or 211 General Physics 1 (5 hours)

Additional courses in Biology, Physics, and Mathematics may be recommended by advisor, depending upon academic goals of student.


B.S., Major in Biochemistry

Major requirements

  • CHEM111 General Chemistry 1 (4 hours)
  • CHEM112 General Chemistry 2 (4 hours)
  • CHEM221 Organic Chemistry 1 (5 hours)
  • CHEM222 Organic Chemistry 2 (5 hours)
  • CHEM324 Analytical Chemistry (4 hours)
  • CHEM345 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3 hours)
  • CHEM430 Biochemistry (5 hours)
  • CHEM461 Seminar in Chemistry (1 hour)

Cognate requirements

  • BIOL111 Biology 1 (4 hours)

Two additional courses in Biology from the following:

  • BIOL216 Cell Biology (4 hours)
  • BIOL230 Genetics and Evolution (4 hours)
  • BIOL334 Microbiology (5 hours)
  • MATH222 Calculus 1 (4 hours)
  • PHYS201 College Physics 1 (4 hours) or 211 General Physics 1 (5 hours)
  • PHYS202 College Physics 2 (4 hours) or 212 General Physics 2 (5 hours)

Secondary Licensure in Chemistry

  • CHEM111 General Chemistry 1 (4 hours)
  • CHEM112 General Chemistry 2 (4 hours)
  • CHEM221 Organic Chemistry 1 (5 hours)
  • CHEM222 Organic Chemistry 2 (5 hours)
  • CHEM461 Seminar in Chemistry (1 hour)
  • CHEM324 Analytical Chemistry (4 hours)
  • CHEM430 Biochemistry (5 hours)

Cognate requirements

  • MATH215 Introduction to Statistics and Probability (3 hours)
  • MATH222 Calculus 1 (5 hours)
  • PHYS201 College Physics 1 (4 hours) or 211 General Physics 1 (5 hours)
  • NSCI 280 History of Science (3 hours)

Teacher Education Licensure Requirements

  • EDUC150 Introduction to Education (2 hours)
  • EDUC215 Foundations of Education (3 hours)
  • EDUC216 Diversity Field Experience (1 hour)
  • EDUC218 Child Psychology (3 hours)
  • EDUC220 Educational Technology (3 hours)
  • EDUC322 Educational Psychology (3 hours)*
  • EDUC323 Introduction to Exceptionalities (3 hours)*
  • EDUC343 Home, School, and Community (3 hours)
  • EDUC344 Content Area Literacy (3 hours)
  • EDUC352 Principles of Effective Secondary Instruction (3 hours)
  • EDUC438 Teaching (subject) in the Secondary Schools (3 hours)
  • EDUC439 Secondary School Methods and Management (3 hours)*
  • EDUC440 Student Teaching Seminar (1 hour)*
  • EDUC449 Observation and Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School (4-12 hours)*

*Taken after formal admittance to the Teacher Education Program.
   
Other requirements:

There are other requirements for entry into the teacher education program and for state teacher licensure. Please consult the Southwestern College catalog for these specific requirements. 

(Note: Check with your advisor to be sure you are following the current Southwestern College catalog.)

Disclaimer: Degree requirements taken from 2017-2018 Academic Catalog.

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