Requirements

B.A. IN CHEMISTRY - CHEMISTRY OPTION

Requirements (83-85 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Chemistry - Chemistry Option:

Lower-division requirements (42-44 units)

  1. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  2. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  3. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  4. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  5. MATH 213. Calculus III (4)
  6. One year of introductory physics. CSUSB physics sequences that satisfy this requirement are:
    • Sequence A:
    • PHYS 121. Basic Concepts of Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 122. Basic Concepts of Physics II (4)
    • PHYS 123. Basic Concepts of Physics III (4)
    • Sequence B:
    • PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
    • PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)
  7. Biological science
    • Five units chosen from:
    • BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
    • BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)

Upper-division requirements (41 units)

  1. CHEM 321. Principles of Organic Chemistry I (5)
  2. CHEM 322. Principles of Organic Chemistry II (5)
  3. CHEM 323. Principles of Organic Chemistry III (5)
    • Note: Subject to departmental approval the organic chemistry requirement may be met with the following:
    • CHEM 221A. Organic Chemistry I: Lecture
    • CHEM 221B. Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory
    • CHEM 222A. Organic Chemistry II: Lecture
    • CHEM 222B. Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory
    • CHEM 223A. Organic Chemistry III: Lecture
    • CHEM 223B. Organic Chemistry III: Laboratory
    • CHEM 421. Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  4. CHEM 345. Modern Quantitative Analysis (5)
  5. CHEM 455. Physical Chemistry I (5)
  6. CHEM 456. Physical Chemistry II (5)
  7. CHEM 475. Inorganic Chemistry (5)
  8. CHEM 590A. Chemistry Seminar I (1)
  9. CHEM 590B. Chemistry Seminar II (1)
  10. Four additional upper-division units in chemistry.

B.A. IN CHEMISTRY - BIOCHEMISTRY OPTION

Requirements (102-109 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Chemistry - Biochemistry Option:

Lower-division requirements (64-66 units)

  1. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  2. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  3. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  4. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  5. MATH 213. Calculus III (4)
  6. One year of introductory physics. CSUSB physics sequences that satisfy this requirement are:
    • Sequence A:
    • PHYS 121. Basic Concepts of Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 122. Basic Concepts of Physics II (4)
    • PHYS 123. Basic Concepts of Physics III (4)
    • Sequence B:
    • PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
    • PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)
  7. BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)
  8. BIOL 201. Biology of Organisms (5)
  9. BIOL 202. Biology of Populations (5)
  10. Organic Chemistry
    • A minimum of 12 units chosen from:
    • CHEM 221A. Organic Chemistry I: Lecture (3)
    • CHEM 221B. Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory (1)
    • CHEM 222A. Organic Chemistry II: Lecture (3)
    • CHEM 222B. Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory (1)
    • CHEM 223A. Organic Chemistry III: Lecture (3)
    • CHEM 223B. Organic Chemistry III: Laboratory (1)
    • Note: Organic Chemistry requirement may be met by taking CHEM 321, 322 and 323.

Upper-division requirements (38-40 units)

  1. CHEM 345. Modern Quantitative Analysis (5)
  2. CHEM 436A. Biochemistry I: Lecture (4)
  3. CHEM 436B. Biochemistry I: Laboratory (1)
  4. CHEM 437A. Biochemistry II: Lecture (3)
  5. CHEM 437B. Biochemistry II: Laboratory (1)
  6. CHEM 438A. Biochemistry III: Lecture (3)
  7. CHEM 438B. Biochemistry III: Laboratory (1)
  8. Ten units chosen from Group A or B below:
    • Group A:
    • CHEM 451. Physical Chemistry for Biochemists I (5)
    • CHEM 452. Physical Chemistry for Biochemists II (5)
    • Group B:
    • CHEM 455. Physical Chemistry I (5)
    • CHEM 456. Physical Chemistry II (5)
  9. One course chosen from:
    • CHEM 470. Bioinorganic Chemistry (3)
    • CHEM 475. Inorganic Chemistry (5)
  10. CHEM 590A. Chemistry Seminar I (1)
  11. CHEM 590B. Chemistry Seminar II (1)
  12. BIOL 300. Cell Physiology (5)

B.A. IN CHEMISTRY - INTEGRATED TEACHING TRACK

Requirements (127-132 units)
Total units required for graduation: 196-198

Requirements for the B.A. in Chemistry - Integrated Teaching Track

Students who successfully meet the requirements for the Integrated Teaching Track in Chemistry will earn a B.A. in Chemistry and a Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential in Chemistry. In addition to the course requirements listed below, students must complete the following to qualify for a Preliminary Teaching Credential:

  1. Successfully complete the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) and the appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). These exams must be passed before enrolling in ESEC 550A;
  2. Submit a Program Application File (PAF) to the Credentials Office, CE-102;
  3. Identify an advisor who is approved by the chairs of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education;
  4. Provide verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last 24 months, and submit an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  5. Academic Achievement
    • Applicants must maintain the following minimum grade point averages:
      1. A grade point average of 2.75 in all baccalaureate course work.
      2. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B" in professional education course work with no course grade in this area lower than "B-." Students can only discount one grade in the professional education courses. They can only repeat two of these courses.
  6. Course work taken at another institution, or more than seven years ago, is subject to approval by the chairs of both the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education.

Requirements for the B.A. in Chemistry - Integrated Teaching Track:

Lower-division requirements (49-51 units)

  1. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  2. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  3. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  4. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  5. MATH 213. Calculus III (4)
  6. One year of introductory physics. CSUSB physics sequences that satisfy this requirement are:
    • Sequence A:
    • PHYS 121. Basic Concepts of Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 122. Basic Concepts of Physics II (4)
    • PHYS 123. Basic Concepts of Physics III (4)
    • Sequence B:
    • PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
    • PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
    • PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)
  7. Organic Chemistry
    • CHEM 221A. Organic Chemistry I: Lecture (3)
    • CHEM 221B. Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory (1)
    • CHEM 222A. Organic Chemistry II: Lecture (3)
    • CHEM 222B. Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory (1)
    • CHEM 223A. Organic Chemistry III: Lecture (3)
    • CHEM 223B. Organic Chemistry III: Laboratory (1)
    • Note: Organic Chemistry requirement may be met by taking
    • CHEM 321. Principles of Organic Chemistry I (5)
    • CHEM 322. Principles of Organic Chemistry II (5)
    • CHEM 323. Principles of Organic Chemistry III (5)

Upper-division requirements (30 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • NSCI 300. Science and Technology (4)
    • NSCI 310. The Environment and Human Survival (4)
    • NSCI 314. Life in the Cosmos (4)
    • NSCI 315. Natural Disasters (4)
    • NSCI 320. Energy (4)
  2. CHEM 345. Modern Quantitative Analysis (5)
  3. Ten units chosen from:
    • Sequence A:
    • CHEM 455. Physical Chemistry I (5)
    • CHEM 456. Physical Chemistry II (5)
    • Sequence B:
    • CHEM 451. Physical Chemistry for Biochemists I (5)
    • CHEM 452. Physical Chemistry for Biochemists II (5)
  4. CHEM 475. Inorganic Chemistry (5)
  5. CHEM 590A. Chemistry Seminar I (1)
  6. CHEM 590B. Chemistry Seminar II (1)
  7. CHEM 597. Directed Study in Science Education (1) for a total of (4)

Education Courses (48 units)

  1. ESEC 405. Introduction to Secondary School Culture (4)
  2. ESEC 407. Secondary School Teaching (4)
  3. ESEC 410. Adolescent Development and Learning (4)
  4. ESEC 413. Language Interaction in the Classroom (4)
  5. ESEC 417. Educational Psychology: Instructional Theory, Assessment and Classroom Management (4)
  6. ESEC 419. Literacy Across the Curriculum (4)
  7. ESEC 506L. Curriculum and Instruction in Content Areas: Life and Physical Sciences (4)
  8. ESEC 550A. Student Teaching (2)
  9. The following courses must be taken together:
    • ESEC 512. Assessment Seminar: Designing Instruction (2)
    • ESEC 550B. Student Teaching (4)
  10. The following courses must be taken together:
    • ESEC 513. Assessment Seminar: Assessing Learning (2)
    • ESEC 514. Assessment Seminar: Culminating Teaching Experience (2)
    • ESEC 550C. Student Teaching (8)
    • Additionally, students may also find the following courses helpful in preparing for the CSET examination:
    • ASTR 103. Descriptive Astronomy (5)
    • One of the following two courses:
      • ASTR 311. A Cosmic Perspective of Earth (5)
      • GEOL 309. Earth: The Blue Planet (5)
    • BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)
    • BIOL 201. Biology of Organisms (5)
    • BIOL 202 Biology of Populations (5)
    • GEOL 101. Introductory Geology (5)
    • GEOL 250. Historical Geology (5)

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