Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry (Minor Required for B.A.), B.A. or B.S.


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Chemistry is the central science whose boundaries reach into both biology and physics. Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of different substances, the correlation of substances’ properties to their structures, and the energy changes accompanying the transformation of these substances.

A Ferrum College B.A. or B.S. in chemistry, together with the appropriate minor or supporting elective courses, will prepare a student to begin a career in business, industry, government, science, or secondary education. Students are prepared for graduate school in any of the fields of chemistry or related interdisciplinary areas such as toxicology, environmental engineering, materials science, or pharmacology. Some graduate programs in Forensic Science specify that a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (or other natural science) is required for admission. The chemistry major also makes the student competitive for entrance into professional schools in business or law, as well as the more traditional areas such as veterinary and human medicine and pharmacy.

The Experiential Component (requirement of the major) in this program is met by successful completion of all laboratory courses specified by the major

B.S. Degree (Without Minor)


Liberal Arts Requirements (7 Credit Hours)


Program Specific Requirements (7 Credit Hours)


Total Credit Hours Required in Major: 54


Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121


B.A. Degree (Minor Required)


Liberal Arts Requirements (7 Credit Hours)


Program Specific Requirements (8 Credit Hours)


Total Credit Hours Required in Major (Minor Required): 39-41


Total Credit Hours Required in Degree: 121


Students who intend to pursue graduate education in chemistry are strongly encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree and to take MTH 208 - Introductory Statistics , MTH 246 - Linear Algebra I  MTH 322 - Calculus III , and MTH 332 - Differential Equations  in addition to the required MTH 211 - Calculus I  course.

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