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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.


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About the Chemistry Bachelor's Program


The B.S. in Chemistry degree prepares a student for graduate school or a career as a professional chemist. This degree program is technically oriented, requiring greater depth of mathematics, physics, and chemistry than does the Bachelor of Arts degree. This degree requires 120 credit hours and has a heavier chemistry requirement than the B.A. degree program. As a result, students have fewer elective courses to pursue other interests. Completion of the B.S. curriculum leads to automatic American Chemical Society certification of a student as the recipient of a professional degree.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 17


Spring


Total: 17


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 15


Third Year


Fall


Total: 14


Spring


Total: 12


Fourth Year


Fall


  • CHEM 3310 - Molecular Biochemistry 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Math Minor Course 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (Selecting a minor other than math may require additional hours.)
  • English 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Advanced Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Oral Communications 3 Semester Credit Hours *

Total: 15


Spring


Total: 14


Total Hours: 120


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

Advanced Electives


Three advanced elective hours from:

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.

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