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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Grand Valley State University
   
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


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A summary of all degree requirements as well as other departmental information is available in the Chemistry Department Handbook. All chemistry majors should obtain a copy from the department office.

A degree in chemistry will require chemistry and cognate courses that add up to 69 credits.

Requirements for a Major in Chemistry (B.S.)


1. General University Degree Requirements


As identified in the General Academic Policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Additional Information


Students in the chemistry major who transfer or change majors may make these substitutions with advisor approval:

  • CHM 241 may replace CHM 245/246
  • CHM 242 may replace CHM 247/248
  • CHM 351 may replace CHM 358
  • PHY220 may replace PHY230
  • PHY221 may replace PHY231

Students in the chemistry major seeking a degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) must also complete:

  • at least 148 lab hours in additional elective CHM courses above the 200-level which could include CHM 490 or CHM 499
  • either CHM 462 or CHM 477 as one of their upper-level electives

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Education Emphasis


The education emphasis is designed specifically for students who plan to teach chemistry at the secondary level.

A degree in chemistry with an education emphasis will require chemistry and cognate courses that add up to 79 credits.

Requirements for a Major in Chemistry - Education (B.S.)


1. General University Degree Requirements


As identified in the General Academic Policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Additional Information


Students in the education emphasis who transfer or change majors may make these substitutions with advisor approval:

  • CHM 241 may replace CHM 245/246
  • CHM 242 may replace CHM 247/248

Students in the education emphasis seeking a degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) must also complete:

  • at least 190 lab hours in additional elective CHM courses above the 200 level.
  • seven additional credits of CHM courses above the 200 level, which must include either CHM 462 or CHM 477

CHM 490 and CHM 499 lab hours and credits may be used to satisfy the ACS certification requirements.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Chemistry (B.S.)


This option assumes students will complete the required skills and general education courses and select electives with the help of their advisor.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Chemistry - Education Emphasis (B.S.)


This option assumes students will complete the required skills and general education courses and select electives with the help of their advisors.

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