The BA degree without concentration is flexible and is designed for those who are interested in the allied health sciences and in teaching chemistry in a high school.
Prospective high school teachers interested in a physical science teaching credential may meet state requirements using this degree.
Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree
Units required for Major: 64 -77
Minimum total units required for the BA: 120
A minimum grade of ''C-'' is required in all courses applied to the Chemistry major. Grades below "C-" in prerequisite courses do not satisfy prerequisite requirements.
Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.
A. Core Requirements (39-43 units)
|(5)||CHEM 1A*||General Chemistry I (High school chemistry and college algebra; sufficient performance on the college algebra diagnostic test, or equivalent)
|(5)||CHEM 1B||General Chemistry II (CHEM 1A with a passing grade of "C" or better)
|(3)||CHEM 24||Organic Chemistry Lecture I (CHEM 1B)
|(3)||CHEM 25||Organic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 24, CHEM 124; CHEM 124 may be taken concurrently)
|(4)||CHEM 31||Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 1B)
|(3)||CHEM 124||Organic Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 24, or instructor permission; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 25 recommended)
|(4)||MATH 30||Calculus I (MATH 29 or four years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of mathematical analysis; completion of ELM requirement and Pre-Calculus diagnostic test)
|(4)||MATH 31||Calculus II (MATH 30 or appropriate high school based AP credit)
|(8-12)||PHYS 5A||General Physics: Mechanics, Heat, Sound (Recently completed three years of high school algebra and geometry; and a college course in algebra and trigonometry; MATH 9 recommended for those having an inadequate mathematics background AND|
|PHYS 5B||General Physics: Light, Electricity, and Magnetism, Modern Physics (PHYS 5A or instructor permission) OR
|PHYS 11A||General Physics: Mechanics (MATH 30, MATH 31 or equivalent certificated high school courses; MATH 31 may be taken concurrently) AND|
|PHYS 11B||General Physics: Heat, Light, Sound (MATH 31, PHYS 11A) AND|
|PHYS 11C||General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics (MATH 31, PHYS 11A)|
*Passing a placement exam or obtaining a passing grade of "C" or better in CHEM 4 is required to enroll in CHEM 1A.
Additional Requirements for Concentration
B. Units required: 25-34
Students should choose one of the three following focuses with advice from their Department advisor. Units are in addition to the core requirements above.
No Concentration - General (25 units)
|(3)||CHEM 140A||Physical Chemistry Lecture I (CHEM 1B, CHEM 24, CHEM 31, MATH 32, PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B or PHYS 11A, PHYS 11B, PHYS 11C; PHYS 11C may be taken concurrently)
|(3)||CHEM 140B||Physical Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 140A)|
|(3)||CHEM 141||Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 140A, CHEM 140B, or CHEM 142, instructor permission ENGL 20 or an equivalent second semester composition course; CHEM 140B may be taken concurrently)
|(4)||MATH 32||Calculus III (MATH 31)
(12) Additional courses to a minimum of 24 upper division units in Chemistry, including two lecture courses and two laboratory courses. Elective courses should be selected in consultation with an adviser.