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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.A.


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About the Chemistry Bachelor's Program


The B.A. in Chemistry degree requires 120 credit hours for graduation and has a curriculum primarily designed for those interested in using an undergraduate major in chemistry as the background for a career in which extensive training in chemistry is either valuable or essential (e.g., medicine, dentistry, forensics, environmental protection, clinical and pharmacological chemistry, technical sales, and chemical patent law). Though a B.S. is generally preferred by employers, a B.A. may also provide a sufficient background in chemistry for employment as a chemist in a small laboratory or for entry into a graduate program leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in chemistry.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 17


Spring


Total: 17


Second Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 14


Third Year


Fall


Total: 13


Spring


  • CHEM 3301 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Creative Arts Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours *
    (Can also be multicultural; if one of these is not, you will need an additional 3-hour multicultural course.)
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours **
  • POLS 2302 - American Public Policy 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Phil., & Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours *
    (Can also be multicultural; if one of these is not, you will need an additional 3-hour multicultural course.)

Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


  • Advanced Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Phil., & Culture Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours *
    (Can also be multicultural; if one of these is not, you will need an additional 3-hour multicultural course.)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours *
    (Can also be multicultural; if one of these is not, you will need an additional 3-hour multicultural course.)
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours **
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (May be outside the minor.)

Total: 16


Total Hours: 120


* Select from Arts and Sciences General Requirements  for B.A. degree.

** (Minor can be in English or a foreign language without requiring additional courses that will cause the degree hours to be more than 120.)

For those who wish to pursue teacher certification, the university is implementing a new teacher education program that includes a full year of student teaching (two semesters of the senior year) for students beginning their teacher education program in spring 2013 or later.

Calculus


Adequate training in algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry is a prerequisite for calculus. A score of 7 on the Math Placement Exam is necessary to take calculus the first year. Scores below 7 will require additional coursework.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

Advanced Elective


Six advanced elective hours:

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