Chemistry BA

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 24CHEM 124CHEM 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 30MATH 31 or equivalent certificated high school courses; MATH 31 may be taken concurrently) AND
PHYS 11B General Physics: Heat, Light, Sound (MATH 31PHYS 11AAND
PHYS 11C General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics (MATH 31PHYS 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 1BCHEM 24CHEM 31MATH 32PHYS 5APHYS 5B or PHYS 11APHYS 11BPHYS 11CPHYS 11C may be taken concurrently)

(3) CHEM 140B Physical Chemistry Lecture II (CHEM 140A)
(3) CHEM 141 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 140ACHEM 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.