Chemistry, Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Chemistry Education

To obtain a B.S. with a major in Chemistry and a concentration in Chemistry Education, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Minimum hour requirements follow:

  • 46 hours of University General Education courses
  • 39 hours of major courses
  • 19 hours of cognate courses
  • Elective hours as required to total 120 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 120 plus the optional 39 hour concentration

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry with a concentration in education requires a minimum of 39 credits of course work in chemistry and a minimum of 39 credits in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

Chemistry Requirements
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 2250ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2260
CHEM 2274
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
5
CHEM 2400
CHEM 2404
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
CHEM 2500INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3350
CHEM 3354
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 3360PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM/BIOL 4650BIOCHEMISTRY I (with the following lab)3
CHEM/BIOL 4654BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY1
Advanced Courses
Select 5 credit hours from advanced courses (listed below)5
Total Credits39
Advanced Courses
Analytical
CHEM 3030ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 3424SPECTROMETRIC CHARACTERIZATIONS1
CHEM 4400INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS3
CHEM 4404INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY1
Biochemistry
CHEM/BIOL 4660BIOCHEMISTRY II3
CHEM/BIOL 4664BIOCHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
CHEM 4670PROTEIN PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION2
Inorganic
CHEM 3514INORGANIC PREPARATIONS1
CHEM 4500ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4510SOLID STATE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4540GEOCHEMISTRY3
Medicinal
CHEM 3710ESSENTIALS OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY3
Organic
CHEM 3210INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR MODELING3
CHEM 4230ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - SYNTHESIS3
CHEM 4240ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - MECHANISM3
CHEM 4250ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: MECHANISMS AND MODELING4
Physical
CHEM 3364PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY1
Polymer
CHEM 4310POLYMER CHEMISTRY3
Research
CHEM 4950CHEMISTRY PROJECTS1
CHEM 4960CHEMISTRY PROBLEMS1-3
Internship
CHEM 4810CHEMISTRY INTERNSHIP1-6
Special Topics
CHEM 4930SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY1-3

Educator Preparation Program Requirements

SPED 3800DIFFERENTIATION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES3
TED 2100EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS3
TED 2200HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS3
TED 2380DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING IN ADOLESCENCE3
TED 2400PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING6
TED 3550SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT3
TED 3690LITERACY AND LEARNING3
TED 4000SPECIAL METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3
TED 4600CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY LEVEL12
Total Credits39

Required Cognate Courses

MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 1960CALCULUS II4
Select one of the following sequences:10
Sequence I
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Sequence II
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II
Total Credits19

Additional Information

To graduate certified to teach high school chemistry, a biology and geology course are required. BIOL 1450 is required and CHEM 4540/GEOL 1104 are recommended.
 
To graduate with an ACS certified degree, see your chemistry advisor for proper course selection.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (*)
4
CMST 1110 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS 3
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (**) 3
MATH 1950 CALCULUS I (***) 5
*CHEM 1180: Requires MATH 1320. Must take CHEM 1184 concurrently.
**ENGL 1150: Requires placement.
***MATH 1950: Requires placement. MATH 1950 is part of the B.S. cognate
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (*)
4
MATH 1960 CALCULUS II (**) 4
TED 2100 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS (***) 3
TED 2200 HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS (***) 3
*CHEM 1190: Requires MATH 1320 and CHEM 1180-1184. Must take CHEM 1194 concurrently.
**MATH 1960: Requires MATH 1950. MATH 1960 is part of the B.S. cognate
***TED 2100 & 2200- Requires 2.5 cumulative GPA
 Credits14
Summer
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (*) 3
PHYS 2110
GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS LEVEL (**)
or GENERAL PHYSICS I
4
PHYS 1154 GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I (**) 1
*ENGL 1160: Requires ENGL 1150 or placement.
**PHYS 2110: Requires MATH 1950; PHYS 1110 Requires MATH 1220. PHYS 2110/1110 & 1154 are part of the BS cognate
 Credits8
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 2250 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (*) 3
CHEM 2400
CHEM 2404
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB (**)
4
Social Science 3
Social Science 3
*CHEM 2250: Requires CHEM 1190-1194 with a grade of C- or better.
**CHEM 2400: Requires CHEM 1190 and CHEM 1194 with a grade of C of better. CHEM 2404 must be taken concurrently with a grade of C.
 Credits13
Spring
CHEM 2260
CHEM 2274
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (*)
5
TED 2380 DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING IN ADOLESCENCE (**) 3
TED 2400 PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING (**) 6
Humanities/Fine Arts & US Diversity Course 3
*CHEM 2260: Requires CHEM 2250 with a grade of C- or better, obtained within the prior twelve months. CHEM 2274 must be taken concurrently or prior with a grade of C- or better.
**TED 2380 and 2400: Formal admission to COE teacher prep program required. TED 2380 and 2400 must be taken concurrently.
 Credits17
Summer
PHYS 2120
GENERAL PHYSICS-CALCULUS LEVEL (*)
or GENERAL PHYSICS II
4
PHYS 1164 GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II (*) 1
Humanities and Fine Arts 3
*PHYS 2120: Requires MATH 1960 and PHYS 2110. PHYS 1120: Requires MATH 1220 and PHYS 1110. PHYS 2120/1120 and 1164 are part of the B.S. cognate.
 Credits8
Junior
Fall
BIOL 1450 BIOLOGY I 5
CHEM 3350
CHEM 3354
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (*)
4
CHEM 4650
CHEM 4654
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (**)
4
Humanities/Fine Arts*** 3
*CHEM 3350: Requires CHEM 2260 & 2274, CHEM 2400 & 2404, PHYS 2120, and MATH 1960. Chemistry courses must be with a grade of C or better. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3354 required.
**CHEM 4650: Requires CHEM 2260 & 2274; and either CHEM 2400 or BIOL 3020, all with a C- or better. CHEM 4654 must be taken concurrently.
***HFA course must come from 2nd discipline.
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 2500 INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (*) 3
CHEM 3360 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (**) 3
TED 3550 SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (***) 3
TED 3690 LITERACY AND LEARNING (^) 3
Advanced Chemistry Elective(s) towards the requisite additional 5 credit hours# 1-4
*CHEM 2500: Requires CHEM 1190 with a grade of C- or better.
**CHEM 3360: Requires CHEM 3350 & 3354 with a grade of C- or better.
***TED 3550: Requires TED 2400; co-requisite TED 3690; 2.75 NU GPA and passing Praxis CORE scores (Math, Reading, and Writing)
^TED 3690: Requires TED 2400; co-requisite TED 3550. 2.75 NU GPA and passing Praxis CORE scores (Math, Reading, and Writing)
#Please refer to the catalog for Advanced Chemistry Elective options.
 Credits13-16
Senior
Fall
GEOL 1170 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 4
SPED 3800 DIFFERENTIATION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES (*) 3
TED 4000 SPECIAL METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA (**) 3
Advanced Chemistry Elective*** 1-3
Social Science / Global Diversity^ 3
*SPED 3800: Requires TED 2400; Minimum 2.75 GPA.
**TED 4000: Requires TED 3690 and TED 3550 prior. 2.75 NU GPA and passing Praxis CORE scores (Math, Reading, and Writing)
***Please see catalog for Advanced Chemistry Elective options.
^Social Science must be from 2nd discipline.
 Credits14-16
Spring
TED 4600 CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY LEVEL (*) 12
*TED 4600: Candidates must complete all coursework, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, passing Praxis CORE scores (Math, Reading, and Writing), and be accepted into Clinical Practice. All other degree requirements must be completed by this point. Cannot take any courses alongside TED 4600 Clinical Practice.
 Credits12
 Total Credits130-135

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change


Additional Information About this Plan:
University Degree Requirements:
The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study