B.S. Degree in Chemistry Education {19-20}

B.S. Degree in Chemistry Education

To receive the B.S. Degree in Chemistry Education, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.5 GPA or higher is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits) and Secondary Teaching Licensure Education requirements (36 credits). Teacher licensure requirements must be met in order to receive a secondary teaching license in the state of Minnesota.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of experimental and theoretical chemistry.
  • Demonstrate skills in analytical thinking, problem solving and application of scientific methods to experimental data.
  • Demonstrate skills in laboratory operations including techniques, instrumentation, experimental design, interpretation and reporting of experimental results.
  • Demonstrate ability to design and conduct chemical research projects.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 71 credits )

Students must fulfill all teacher licensure requirements in addition to the chemistry content core, which adds 36 credits.

CHEM 150/CHEM 150L General Chemistry I with lab (4)
CHEM 210/CHEM 210L General Chemistry II with lab (4)
CHEM 297 Introduction to Research (1)
CHEM 300 Inorganic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 350 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM 380 Analytical Chemistry I with Lab (4)
CHEM 397 Undergraduate Research (1)
CHEM 400 Biochemistry I (3)
CHEM 440 Secondary Science Teaching Methods (3)
CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics (3)
Total: 30 credits

Secondary Education Licensure Requirements
Students must earn at least a C- or higher in all licensure coursework.

AMCS 233 Education and Multicultural America (3)
COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
ED 205 Introduction to Education (3)
ED 294 Educational Psychology (3)
ED 310 Social Foundations of Education (3)
ED 498 The Professional Teacher in the Classroom (3)
ED 448 Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas (3)
ED 461S Student Teaching: Secondary (12) or
ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary (6) and
EECE 480E Student Teaching: Elementary (6) or
ED 461V Student Teaching: Secondary/K-12 (12)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
Total: 36 credits

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
PHIL 318

Program Requirements

Teacher licensure requirements must be met in order to receive a secondary teaching license in the state of Minnesota. The MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board information can be found HERE.

Information on MSUM Teacher Licensure can be found HERE.

Related Requirements ( 28 credits )

BIOL 111 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)
GEOS 115 Physical Geology (4)
GEOS 116 Historical Geology (3)
GEOS 360 Planetary Science (3)
MATH 261 Calculus I (4)
MATH 262 Calculus II (4) or
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
PHIL 318 (3) Professional Ethics *Designated WI course for major

Restricted Electives ( 8 credits )

PHYS 160 College Physics I (4) OR PHYS 200 General Physics I (4)
PHYS 161 College Physics II (4) OR PHYS 201 General Physics II (4)