The bachelors degree in Chemistry prepares students for careers in industry or government, graduate or professional study, or secondary school teaching. By means of a rigorous program of chemistry courses through formal classroom instruction, laboratory
exercises involving wet chemistry, instrumentation, and computer software packages, directed study, and research, students obtain a strong academic background in chemistry and its applications. The curriculum offers flexibility for students to design and prepare for
their chosen career or educational path by selecting appropriate electives based on their particular area of interest. The program’s goals are aimed at: (1) providing a knowledge base of chemistry theory and concepts; (2) teaching a systematic, thoughtful approach to problem solving; and (3) having graduates communicate scientific information clearly and concisely.
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major
MAJOR CODE: 40.0501
Program components for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry include:
1. APPLICABLE GENERAL UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS:
To graduate, each student must:
• complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of the last 39 semester hours at ASU.
• complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of upper level college/university credit (300-400 level courses).
• complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of upper (300/400) level coursework in his or her major at Athens State
University, not including courses taken by consortium arrangement. School or departmental regulations may require
more than 15 semester hours of coursework in the major at Athens State University.
• complete all course requirements for major(s).
• complete all course requirements for minor (if applicable).
• complete all of the general education requirements for the degree.
• attain an overall grade point average of 2.0, a 2.0 on all coursework attempted at Athens State University and at least a
2.0 in the major field. School or departmental regulations may require more than a 2.0 grade point average (see major
requirements in each discipline).
• complete the total degree requirements as specified by the degree.
• complete the teacher certification requirements