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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Education, BS

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About the Program

Chemistry education meets the requirements for certification to teach chemistry in the secondary schools of Indiana in addition to meeting the requirements for the B.S. degree with chemistry major. Students preparing to teach in junior/high/middle/secondary schools (grades 5-12) must meet the requirements set by the Teacher Education Council. These requirements are outlined in the Guide to Teacher Preparation and Licensure from the Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure at Purdue, www.teach.purdue.edu.

Chemistry Education Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Chemistry Education  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 Credits
2.5 GPA in content courses and 2.0 GPA overall

Departmental/Program Major Courses (116-123 credits)

Required Major Courses (94 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (22-29 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements

18 Credits

17 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

18 Credits

16/17 Credits

15 Credits


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

**Satisfies a Non-departmental Major Course Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all required university core courses.

Students must earn a CHM content GPA of 2.5.

Students must have 32 credits at the 30000 level or above taken at Purdue.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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