Department of Chemistry Programs

Chemistry is the study of all things chemical, such as chemical processes, chemical compositions and chemical manipulation. It is an exciting time in the field of chemistry — science and technology career opportunities are seeing unprecedented growth. Opportunities to work as a chemical engineer, biochemist, pharmaceutical chemist, or as a chemist within areas such as law, defense, public health and the environment, abound. The Southern Chemistry Department offers bachelor's and master's courses of study; learner outcomes meet American Chemical Society (ACS) requirements.

The B.S. Chemistry with 7-12 teaching certification is for future Chemistry Teachers. They have the same Chemistry requirements as the B.S. Chemistry program, but generally take fewer cognate courses. They also must take a number of educational courses from the College of Education and Science Education department. A student who graduates with the B.S. Chemistry and 7- 12 teaching certification is also just as qualified to pursue other careers in chemistry, should they decide to not pursue teaching.


The B.A. in Chemistry students get a solid grounding in several of the major areas of chemistry, such as Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical and Biochemistry. The B.A. is very similar to the B.S. degree, with the former having more free electives compared to the latter. Students also have to opportunity to expand their knowledge base by taking elective courses in areas such as Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Chemical Education, and Environmental Chemistry. The students can opt to and are highly encouraged to use their elective Chemistry courses to pursue research with a faculty member. Typically, our B.A. and B.S. Chemistry graduates go on to further their careers by attending graduate school, medical school, or by acquiring a job in industry or academia.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The B.S. in Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration is one of the most popular options for students pursuing a degree in chemistry. The concentration is very interdisciplinary: students are required to take five (5) Biology courses along with their Chemistry curriculum, allowing the student to earn a Biology minor in addition to their Chemistry major. In addition to the required biology courses, this focused concentration requires the student to take course(s) in Organic/Biochemistry, Drug Discovery or Medicinal Chemistry, as well as one semester of Physical and Analytical Chemistry. We believe that this interdisciplinary curriculum gives this student population a focused, yet well-rounded curriculum where they take more courses directly relevant to their area of interest while establishing a solid foundation in Chemistry.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The B.S. in Chemistry with an Environmental Chemistry concentration is interdisciplinary as the students are required to take three (3) courses in Marine Studies and one (1) course in Earth Science along with their Chemistry curriculum. This concentration can be packaged together with a few more Marine Studies and Chemistry or Environmental Studies courses for a total of 7 elective credits that will allow the student to earn a minor in Marine Studies, in addition to their Chemistry major. This is a well-rounded curriculum where they take more courses directly relevant to their area of interest yet are still required to get a grounding in the traditional areas of Chemistry, such as Organic, Inorganic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry.


The B.S. in Chemistry students get a solid grounding in several of the major areas of chemistry, such as Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical and Biochemistry. Students also have to opportunity to expand their knowledge base by taking elective courses in areas such as Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Chemical Education, and Environmental Chemistry. The students can opt to and are highly encouraged to use their elective Chemistry courses to pursue research with a faculty member. Typically, our B.S. Chemistry graduates go on to further their careers by attending graduate school, medical school, or by acquiring a job in industry or academia.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The B.S. Chemistry Accelerated Pathway Program is designed for academically strong and research-oriented students who want to get a headstart on their graduate degree while still an undergraduate. A traditional Master's program takes a minimum of two years to complete, while the Accelerated B.S. Pathway Program takes only one additional year beyond the B.S. degree to complete. The admitted student proceeds with the B.S. Chemistry - General Concentration as usual, except that they are expected to take two semesters of Senior Research together with two graduate-level Chemistry courses in their senior year. These four (4) courses would comprise 12 of the 30 M.S. credits. The student would then take the remaining 18 Chemistry graduate credits in their 5th year (6 credits of which are devoted to Master's level research, proposal and thesis), obtaining a Master's Degree in Chemistry at the end of that year.


The Comprehensive Exam Track of the Master of Science program in Chemistry is a graduate program that offers students the opportunity to complete graduate coursework in the main areas of Chemistry (Organic, Biochemistry, Analytical, Inorganic, Physical and Environmental Chemistry) as well as four (4) graduate- level elective courses. A comprehensive exam is taken in the final semester of study, to test the proficiency of the student in the six (6) core areas of Chemistry.


上海快3一期必中,上海快3一期必中口诀The Master of Science program in Chemistry is an interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to complete graduate coursework in the main areas of Chemistry (Organic, Biochemistry, Analytical, Inorganic, Physical and Environmental Chemistry) as well as six (6) courses in management. The program is also known as the Professional Science Master's degree program.


The Thesis Track of the Master of Science program in Chemistry is a graduate program that offers students the opportunity to complete graduate coursework in the main areas of Chemistry (Organic, Biochemistry, Analytical, Inorganic, Physical and Environmental Chemistry) alongside four (4) courses dedicated to thesis work. A thesis proposal is required in the the second semester of study, while a thesis and thesis defense is required in the final semester of study. The thesis adviser is secured prior to the start of the program, and the student meets with his or her thesis adviser for a total of nine (9) hours per week.


A student who is pursuing a minor in Chemistry at SCSU is required to take two (2) semesters of General Chemistry, as well as three (3) courses at the 200-level or higher with a laboratory component. The minor in Chemistry is designed to give students from other majors solid grounding in an area of Chemistry of their choosing. For example, a Biology major might take -- in addition to the required General Chemistry courses -- Organic and Biochemistry. On the otherhand, a Physics major might take courses in Analytical and Physical chemistry instead. The minor in Chemistry is a good fit for students from a variety of disciplines such as Biology, Physics, Exercise Science, or those interested in pursuing Medical School.