Apr 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S.


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Program Description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides American Chemical Society (ACS) approved programs. Students completing a baccalaureate degree that meets the ACS Guidelines will receive an ‘ACS-certified degree’. Some of the following degree tracks include the course work and experience necessary to satisfy requirements for ACS certification. See an academic advisor for more information on the requirements for ACS certification and other aspects of these tracks.

Professional Chemistry Track: This track is designed to prepare students for graduate school in chemistry or the professional workforce. Students completing this track receive a B.S. degree that is certified by the American Chemical Society.

General Chemistry Track: This track is designed to allow flexibility in choosing supporting discipline credits that support individual career goals. Due to the variety of options in this track, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to plan a course of study that meets graduation requirements. This track can be ACS certified with specific coursework and laboratory experiences. See an advisor for more information.

Forensic Chemistry Track: This track is designed to prepare students for graduate school or a career in the forensic field. This track can be ACS certified with specific coursework and laboratory experiences. See an advisor for more information.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Track: This track is designed to prepare students for pharmacy school while they work towards a degree in Chemistry. Students may also go to graduate school or work in the pharmaceutical industry after completing this track. As pharmacy school prerequisites change, students need to be diligent in ensuring they are meeting the requirements of the pharmacy school they wish to attend. The streamlining of both the requirements for a degree in chemistry and the needed prerequisites is best done in consultation with an academic advisor. This track can be ACS certified with specific coursework and laboratory experiences. See an advisor for more information.

Chemistry Education Track: This track is designed to prepare chemistry teachers at the secondary school level. It leads to 6-12 grade level teacher certification in the teaching field of chemistry in Georgia. 

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Accreditation

This is an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved program.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.   

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major


Science Majors must take MATH 1113 or higher in Area A2 and MATH 1190 or higher in Area D1.

Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211/L, CHEM 1212/L, PHYS 1111/L*, PHYS 1112/L, PHYS 2211/L*, PHYS 2212/L, BIOL 1107/L, or BIOL 1108/L.                                                                                    

*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

Professional Chemistry Track (60 Credit Hours)


Supporting Disciplines (12 Credit Hours)


3000-4000 level course in the College of Science and Math (3 Credit Hours) Electives Courses from any department (including chemistry) should be taken that reflect and complement the student’s chemical interests and career goals. (5 Credit Hours)

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses in university curriculum.

General Chemistry Track (60 Credit Hours)


Supporting Disciplines (20 Credit Hours)


Electives* (11 hours must be at the 3000- or 4000-level) Sequences of courses from any department (including chemistry) should be taken that reflect and complement the student’s chemical interests and career goals.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses in university curriculum.

Forensic Chemistry Track (60 Credit Hours)


Pharmaceutical Chemistry Track (60 Credit Hours)


Chemistry Education Track (62 Credit Hours)


Program Total (120-122 Credit Hours)


Notes:


1 The chemistry elective 3000/4000 course must have one prerequisite from the upper division major requirements. 2 Students may substitute CHEM 3501/L and CHEM 3502 for CHEM 3500/L, in which case CHEM 3502 may count as the 3000/4000 level chemistry elective.  

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