B.A. in Biochemistry: Secondary Education Option

Effective Fall 2018

The B. A. in Biochemistry secondary education option is designed for students wishing to be high school chemistry teachers. This program has very specific requirements and little room for elective courses that will count towards graduation. It is important to consult with advisors from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the College of Education.

Students who wish to work as biochemists or to pursue graduate studies in biochemistry should consider one of the other program options (either the B.S. or the B.A.) in biochemistry.

The B. A. in Biochemistry with the secondary education option requires a minimum of 34 credit hours in chemistry. No more than 54 hours in chemistry may be counted toward the credit hours required for graduation. The following courses or their equivalents are required.

Chemistry & Biochemistry Requirements

  • CHEM 1401: General Chemistry I, 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1402: General Chemistry Laboratory I, 1 Credit Hour
  • CHEM 1511: General Chemistry for Majors II, 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1513: General Chemistry Laboratory for Majors II, 1 Credit Hour
  • CHEM 3201: Organic Chemistry for Majors I1, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3203: Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Majors I1, 2 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3211: Organic Chemistry for Majors II1, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3213: Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Majors II1, 2 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4001: Analytical Chemistry, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4002: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, 1 Credit Hour
  • CHEM 4211: Biochemistry, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4701: Biophysical Chemistry, 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM Elective: 3 Credit Hours

Auxiliary Requirements

  • BIOL 1350/1360: General Biology II: Introduction to the Cell/Lab, 4 Credit Hours
  • GEOL 1010: Physical Geology, 4 Credit Hours
  • MATH 1330: Calculus for Life Sciences, 4 Credit Hours
  • PES 1110/1160: General Physics I/Lab, 5 Credit Hours
  • PES 1120/2160: General Physics II/Lab, 5 Credit Hours
  • PES 1050: General Astronomy I or PES 1060: General Astronomy II, 3 Credit Hours
  • PSY 1000: General Psychology, 3 Credit Hours

LAS & Compass Requirements

  • GPS 1010: Gateway Program Seminar, 3 Credit Hours
  • ENGL 1310: Rhetoric & Writing I, 3 Credit Hours
  • ENGL 1410: Rhetoric & Writing II, 3 Credit Hours
  • HUM 3990: Special Topics in Humanities, 3 Credit Hours
  • Other LAS and Compass Requirements2, 15 Credit Hours

UCCSTeach Requirements

  • UTED 1010, 1020, 2010, 3020, 4710, 4720, and 4730; UTLS 3030 and 3040, 32 Credit Hours
  • Total: 120 Credit Hours

1 Students who complete the CHEM 3101/3102, 3111/3112 sequence must take CHEM 3203 and 3213.

2 Please refer to the Academic Catalog or to the Student Success Center Majors and Minors Advising Guides for details.

B.A. in Chemistry: Secondary Education Option, Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 1401: 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1402: 1 Credit Hour
  • ENGL 1310: 3 Credit Hours
  • GPS 1010: 3 Credit Hours
  • UTED 1010: 1 Credit Hour
  • Area Requirement: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 1511: 4 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 1513: 1 Credit Hour
  • ENGL 1410: 3 Credit Hours
  • MATH 1330: 4 Credit Hours
  • UTED 1020: 1 Credit Hour
  • Area Requirement: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 16 Credit Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 3201: 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3203: 2 Credit Hours
  • PES 1110: 4 Credit Hours
  • PES 1160: 1 Credit Hour
  • UTED 2010: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirement: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 16 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 3211: 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 3213: 2 Credit Hours
  • PES 1120: 4 Credit Hours
  • PES 2160: 1 Credit Hour
  • PSY 1000: 3 Credit Hours
  • UTED 3020: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 16 Credit Hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 4001: 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4002: 1 Credit Hour
  • PES 1050 or 1060: 3 Credit Hours
  • UTLS 3040: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirement or elective: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 13 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • BIOL 1350: 3 Credit Hours
  • BIOL 1360: 1 Credit Hour
  • GEOL 1010: 4 Credit Hours
  • UTED 4710: 3 Credit Hours
  • UTLS 3030: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 14 Credit Hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 4211: 3 Credit Hours
  • CHEM 4701: 3 Credit Hours
  • UTED 4720: 3 Credit Hours
  • Area requirements or electives: 6 Credit Hours
  • Total: 15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

  • UTED 4730: 12 Credit Hours
  • Area requirement or elective: 3 Credit Hours
  • Total: 15 Credit Hours
  • Total Hours: 120