Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Chemistry Education Concentration

The Bachelor of Science curriculum in Chemistry approaches students' educational endeavors with a broad, integrated, and in-depth view. Departmental requirements, combined with university core requirements and electives, offer a balanced course load for students. This provides undergraduates with the opportunity to explore where their interests in the science field will lead them.

Students who wish to teach chemistry in Ohio public high schools can pursue the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree program in the College of Science and Mathematics, students then need to complete the Professional Educators Program (PEP) Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) through Wright State’s College of Education and Human Services. Graduates of the B.S. in chemistry and the M.Ed. Professional Educators Program are then eligible to seek licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in chemistry or chemistry in combination with another science field depending on the content of the undergraduate curriculum.

Bachelor of Science — Chemistry Education

The Adolescence to Young Adult Chemistry Licensure Program is based on an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

Degree Requirements

I. Wright State Core Requirements (42 hours)

Element Course Credit Hours
Element 1 Communication (ENG 1100 and ENG 2130) 6
Element 2 Mathematics (MTH 2300) 4
Element 3 Global Traditions 6
Element 4 Arts and Humanities 3
Element 5 Social Sciences 6
Element 6 Natural Sciences (CHM 1210, 1210L, 1220, 1220L required) 10
Additional Core Course MTH 2310 Required 7
Total Core Hours   42

II. Departmental Core Requirements (15 hours)

Course Number Credit Hours
CHM 2110/2110L 5
CHM 2120/2120L 5
CHM 3120/3120L 5

III. Departmental Requirements and Electives (28 hours)

Course Number Credit Hours
CHM 3510/3510L 5
CHM 3520/3520L 5
CHM 4350/4350L 6
CHM 4990 6
Chemistry Electives 6

Graduation Planning Strategy

Term One

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CHM 1210 General Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1210L General Chemistry Lab 1 2
ENG 1100 Academic Writing and Reading 3
MTH 1280 or 1350 College Algebra or Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry 4 or 3
WSU Core Wright State Core Course 3
Total Hours   15 or 14

Term Two

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CHM 1220 General Chemistry 2 3
CHM 1220L General Chemistry Lab 2 2
MTH 1350 or MTH 2300 Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry or Calculus 1 3 or 4
WSU Core Wright State Core Course 3
WSU Core Wright State Core Course 3
Total Hours   14 or 15

Term Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MTH 2300 or 2310 Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 4
Total Hours   4

Term Three

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MTH 2300 or MTH 2310 Calculus 1 or Calculus 2 4
CHM 2110 Organic Chemistry 1 3
CHM 2110L Organic Chemistry Lab 1 2
PHY 2400 General Physics 1 3
PHY 2400L General Physics Lab 1 2
Total Hours   14

Term Four

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MTH 2310 or MTH 2320 Calculus 2 or Calculus 3 4
CHM 2120 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2120L Organic Chemistry Lab 2 2
ENG 2130 Research and Argument 3
PHY 2410 General Physics 2 3
PHY 2410L General Physics Lab 2 2
Total Hours   17

Term Summer

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MTH 2320 Calculus 3 4
CHM 3120 Quantitative Analysis 2
CHM 3120L Quantitative Analysis Lab 3
Total Hours   9

To progress to higher level chemistry courses, you must have completed CHM 2120, CHM 2120L, PHY 2410, PHY 2410L, and MTH 2320

Term Five

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CHM 3120 Quantitative Analysis 2
CHM 3120L Quantitative Analysis Lab 3
CHM 3510 Physical Chemistry 1 3
CHM 3510L Physical Chemistry Lab 1 2
CHM 4990 Wright State Core Course 5
Total Hours   15

Term Six

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CHM 3520 Physical Chemistry 2 3
CHM 3520L Physical Chemistry Lab 2 2
CHM 4990 Special Problems in Chemistry (Undergraduate Research) 3
WSU Core Wright State Core Course 3
WSU Core Wright State Core Course 3
Total Hours   14

Term Seven

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
WSU Core Wright State Core Course 3
General Elective General Elective 12
Total Hours   15

Term Eight

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CHM 4350 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHM 4350L Instrumental Analysis Lab 3
General  Elective General Elective 9
Total Hours   15