Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Chemistry, B.A.


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Please see the Program/Degree Changes and Updates  for changes to this program.

The B.A. degree provides a solid foundation in chemistry so students have the same career options as those with the B.S. degree, while allowing students the flexibility to pursue other academic interests. All courses in the major core, major electives, and supporting courses must be taken in the traditional grading mode (A-F). It is highly recommended that students perform undergraduate research with a faculty member.

Please see the current approved curriculum on the SSU official catalog web page.

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (48, 13 in major) 48  
  Major requirements 34  
  Supporting courses 13-15  
  Electives 23-25  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

 

Major Core Requirements


* Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 255 ) is not required for students who have completed CHEM 125A  & CHEM 125B , but is required for students who took CHEM 115A /CHEM 115B  . Students should replace these four units by completing the challenge by exam form upon completion of the series.

Units


Total units in the major core: 34

Total units in supporting courses: 13-15

Total units in GE courses: 35

Electives: 23

Total units to graduate: 120

Secondary Education Teaching Preparation


Chemistry students must demonstrate competence in the natural sciences by passing the subject matter examination required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. One part of the examination will test breadth of knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and geology. Another part of the examination will test depth of knowledge in a particular area, such as chemistry. The B.A. or B.S. degree in chemistry is recommended to prepare for the part of the examination that tests depth of knowledge in chemistry. For more information, please contact the Chemistry Department office, Darwin Hall 300, (707)664-2119.

Sample Four-Year Program


* Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 255 ) is not required for students who have completed CHEM 125A  & CHEM 125B . Students should replace these four units by completing the challenge by exam form upon completion of the series.

Chemistry Electives: CHEM 315 , CHEM 316 , CHEM 336B , CHEM 402 , CHEM 441 , CHEM 445 , CHEM 446 , or CHEM 496  

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry


Freshman Year: 30 Units


Sophomore Year: 28 Units


Junior Year: 31 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Senior Year: 31 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (16 Units)

Total Semester Units: 120


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