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Five Year Combined B.S. in Chemistry Education/M.S. in Education Option

This program allows a student to complete in five years the requirements for both the B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Education degrees with certification to teach chemistry by permitting an undergraduate student to begin graduate coursework in Education during his/her senior year. The program features: (1) an independent faculty-directed research project in chemistry in the summer between the fourth and fifth years, and (2) nine graduate courses in education, including a one-semester student teaching experience. A student should apply to the Chair of the Department of Chemistry for admission to this program by the first semester of his/her sophomore year. It is anticipated that the graduates of this program will be highly competitive in the rapidly expanding market for qualified high school chemistry teachers.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements and program of study sequence for students under the GEP have not yet been finalized. This section of the catalog will be updated as soon as the requirements are in place. Students interested in the five year program should speak to their academic advisors and to Chair of the Department of Chemistry as early in their academic careers as possible.

Requirements for Departmental Honors

Requirements for honors in Chemistry are found under Honors Program and in the brochure published annually by the Director of the Honors program.

Advisory Option—Chemistry Premedical

Students planning to enter medical or dental school should take BIO 101-102.

Advisory Option—Chemistry and Business

Students who intend to pursue studies toward the M.B.A. or who plan careers in the marketing or management areas of the chemical industry should minor in business.