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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, Professional Concentration, B.S.


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This curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society. With this degree students are more likely to be hired as practicing chemists or gain admission to professional programs or graduate schools. See the General Education  section for suggestions about how to fit General Education course requirements into this program. A minimum of 12 upper-division hours of chemistry courses must be taken at MTSU. No minor is required for this major. Students who wish to double major in Chemistry and another subject area, such as Biology, or who are not prepared to begin calculus in their freshman year should consider the regular Chemistry major, which has fewer prescribed chemistry courses. The Professional Chemistry curriculum offers a choice of two tracks–one with a biomolecular emphasis and one with a materials science emphasis–that differ starting in the junior year. Some courses are offered only one semester each year, and others are offered in alternative years, so please consult early and often with your advisor to plan your schedule. With either Chemistry major, students may substitute University Physics (PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111 PHYS 2120 /2121 PHYS 2121 ) for College Physics (PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 ,PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021  ).

Recommended Sequence


Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Biomolecular Track


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Materials Science Track


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Senior


  • CHEM lab electives 2 credits
  • CHEM electives (4000-level) 3 credits
  • Humanities or Fine Arts 3 credits
  • Social and/or Behavioral Sciences (two prefixes) 6 credits
  • Electives (CHEM 4230 /CHEM 4231  and CHEM 4800  are highly recommended) 16 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


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