Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Chemistry, B.A.


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The Chemistry B.A. is intended for those students who wish to combine a technical background in chemistry with other career goals. The curriculum for the B.A. in Chemistry provides foundational knowledge in chemistry combined with great flexibility in choosing electives that which permit the design of a program to fit the student’s individual aspirations. This degree is intended for those students who wish to combine a technical background with other career goals. For example, the B.A. in Chemistry is ideal for students who wish to teach or those who wish to pursue advanced education in patent-law, business, chemical engineering, or health-sciences (i.e., pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental). Students in the BA program may also select from one of our career focused concentrations (Clinical Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry).

Student Learning Objectives

Students majoring in chemistry with the B.A. degree will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in the general theories of Chemistry in four of the five major areas: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry
  2. Apply quantitative skills in solving complex problems
  3. Write effectively on chemical topics using correct grammar and a style appropriate for the discipline of chemistry
  4. Speak effectively on chemical topics in a format appropriate for the discipline of chemistry

Major Academic Map

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Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Sophomore Fall


Sophomore Spring


Junior Year


Junior Fall


Junior Spring


  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Strand Course Credit Hours: 3 §
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3 or 4 **
  • 1st Year Advanced ROTC

Senior Year


Senior Fall


Senior Spring


  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 3 or 4 **
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Approved Electives


B.A. in Chemistry majors must also select 14 additional credit hours from the following approved electives:

Note:


  • Students must complete four strand courses, which may be completed in any order: English(ENGS 30X ), History (HISS 30X ), Social Science (SCSS 30X ), and Science (NTSS 30X ).

ROTC Course Requirements:


ROTC course requirements apply to members of the SCCC only:

  • Cadets contracted or pursuing a contract should take 8 semesters of ROTC.
  • Cadets not contracted or pursuing a contract should take 4 semesters of ROTC Basic and 4 semesters of ROTC fulfilment courses. Available ROTC fulfillment courses are published online annually by the department of Leadership Studies.
  • ROTC courses typically carry 1 to 3 hours of credit, depending on the level. ROTC fulfillment courses typically carry 3 hours of credit. See the course descriptions for specific information.

Required For Graduation:


120-126 credit hours plus successful completion of all RPED, ROTC, and LDRS graduation requirements. ROTC hours (credits, lectures, and labs) vary each semester by military department.

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