Academic Catalog

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Chemistry Teaching (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 40.0501

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behavioral Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
SCO 100CStudent Success Seminar in Chemistry (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
Major Requirements
Core Courses
CHE 111
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab I
CHE 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab
CHE 250Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry2
CHE 325
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHE 361
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHE 362
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHE 430Biochemistry of Macromolecules3
Students must select one of the following Concentrations:
Biochemistry (ACS Certification Optional)
Pre-Health (Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Associate)
Chemistry (ACS Certification Optional)
Chemistry Teaching50
Free Electives
Choose from 7 hours of free electives7
Total Hours120


Following this curriculum and passing the appropriate standardized teacher exams will lead to certification to teach chemistry at the secondary education level. The student must meet the 2.75 GPA requirement listed in the College of Education section under The Office of Teacher Education Services.

Concentration Courses
CHE 570Biophysical Chemistry I4
Choose from four hours of either 400- or 500-level CHE or FOR courses 14
Supporting Course Requirements
(Must also complete all Professional Education Requirements)
Cell and Molecular Biology (Element 4) G
Ecology and Evolution
Great Moments in Earth History (Element 4) G
Calculus I (Element 2) G,2
College Physics I (Element 4) G
University Physics I
PHY 132College Physics II5
or PHY 202 University Physics II
Professional Education Requirements
EDC 300Differentiation in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDF 203Educational Foundations3
EDF 204Emerging Instructional Technologies2
EDF 219Human Development and Learning3
EDF 413Assessment in Education3
EMS 300WCurriculum and Instructional Design3
EMS 474Disciplinary Literacy3
EMS 490Classroom & Behavior Management3
ESE 561Teaching Science in Secondary School3
Special Education Introduction (Element 6) G
Clinical Experiences:
CED 100Clinical I: Introduction to the Education Profession0
CED 200Clinical II: Understanding the Learner0
CED 300Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design0.5
CED 400Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Prescription0.5
CED 450Clinical V: Practicing Teaching1
CED 499Clinical VI: The Professional Semester9
Exit Requirements
PRAXIS Examination
Appropriate PRAXIS exams must be completed for each area of certificate on being recommended.
Students must register for and take the PRAXIS exam which correlates to their degree program, per College of Education requirements. Refer to Degree Works for exam details. The PRAXIS exam must be taken prior to student teaching.
Total Hours50

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.


If CHE 495A Independent Chemical Research and/or CHE 495B Chemistry Laboratory Independent Research: ___ is taken, only three hours can be applied to the major.


Preparatory courses in mathematics may be required before admission to MAT 122 Precalculus Mathematics or MAT 234 Calculus I.