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Chemistry BA/Chemistry Adolescence Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 19.05 CHEMISTRY-GEN-NO BIOCHEM, CIP: 40.0501 Chemistry, General)

Department of Chemistry

363 Natural Sciences Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

Javid Rzayev

Troy Wood
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor

Katie Stanton
Undergraduate Secretary

Department of Learning and Instruction

Office of Educator Preparation
375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Louise Lalli
Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Chemistry BA/Chemistry Adolescence Education EdM Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.

Pre- or corequisites for admission are CHE 101/CHE 113-CHE 102/CHE 114 (CHE 101-CHE 102 prior to Fall 2019) or CHE 105-CHE 106 or CHE 107-CHE 108, and MTH 121-MTH 122 or MTH 141-MTH 142, or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Academic Advice

To ensure that both University at Buffalo graduation requirements and New York State Education Department (NYSED) teacher certification requirements are completed in a timely manner, students are required to meet with both their primary advisor and Office of Educator Preparation advisor each semester.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA,  and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Required Courses

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
CHE 101 General Chemistry 1 w/ CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry 2 w/ CHE 114 Lab
CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry
A total of four credits from the following: CHE 301, CHE 322, CHE 329, CHE 330, or CHE 350 Lab Elective
CHE 314 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
CHE 315 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHE 321 Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHE 349 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 414 Adolescent Writing across Curriculum
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Application 1 or MTH 141 Calculus 1/MQR
MTH 122 Survey of Calculus and Its Application 2 or MTH 142 Calculus 2
PHY 101 College Physics I/with lab PHY 151 OR PHY 107/SLI1
PHY 102 College Physics II/with lab PHY 152 OR PHY 108/PHY 158/SLI2
Three electives in Science or Math at the 300-400 level for a minimum of 9 credits. See the Academic Advising Report (AAR) for a complete list of choices.

Graduate Required Courses:

Students select 4 courses from the following graduate-level Chemistry offerings (12 credits):
CHE 501 Organic Chemistry 
CHE 503 Inorganic Chemistry 
CHE 505 Physical Chemistry
CHE 507 Analytical Chemistry
CHE 508 Statistics and Instrumentation
CHE 514 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry: Polymer Chemistry
CHE 516 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry
CHE 520 Organometallic Chemistry 
CHE 523 Bioinorganic Chemistry 
MCH 501 Principles of Medicinal Chemistry

Students also take the following teacher preparation courses:
LAI 531 Science Curricula; Current Approaches
LAI 533 Science Instruction Topics
LAI 534 Measurement and Evaluation in Science Instruction
LAI 552 Middle Childhood/ Adolescent Literacy Methods
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching 2
LAI 603 Developing Curricula for Emerging Adolescents
LAI 619 Teaching Science in Grades 7-12
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching 1
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 698 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools
LAI 700 Capstone

Departmental Honors Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Chemistry BA/Chemistry Adolescence Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required104
Graduate Credits Required52
Total Credits Required for Degree156

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 28, 2022 13:03:09