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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Chemistry

Undergraduate Programs

Chemistry Concentration

The Chemistry Concentration meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Chemistry. Consult with an adviser in the Department of Science Education early to plan a program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ASTR 100 Astronomy (3)
    Corequisites: One course from General Education Category B.2 and ASTR 100L.
  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 212 Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
    Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 211 and CHEM 111A with grades of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology and Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 111B all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination . (Credit in Chem 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. (Recommended for students who intend to pursue careers in science or engineering).
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. It is strongly recommended that CHEM 251 be taken within one calendar year of CHEM 111B.
  • GEOL 102 General Geology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent.
  • GEOL 104 Geology Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent, and concurrent or prior enrollment in GEOL 102.
  • GEOL 160 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent.

NOTE: BIOL 111, 111L, 212, 212L, 213, 213L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11.

Select one pair from the following:

  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH 109 or 113 or 117 or 119A or 120 or 122.
  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100A.

or

  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.
  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.

Select one pair from the following:

  • MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I (3)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 113.
  • MATH 119B Survey of Calculus II (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 119A or 122.

or

  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:

  • CHEM 320A Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. CHEM 251 is recommended.
  • CHEM 320B Organic Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 320A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 441A Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: Either CHEM 320B or both CHEM 322B and 323B with a grade of "C" or better; a biology or microbiology course is recommended.
  • CHEM 451 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4)
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 152, CHEM 251; 361; 371B or 377B; all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 496 Special Problems in Chemistry (1-3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • SCED 403 Integrated Science (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of all credential breadth requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program in Science, three-fourths of the credential specializations courses, and consent of instructor.

Take one of the following:

  • CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 331, 371B, both with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 441B Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 441A with a grade of "C" or better.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Chemistry

In addition, prospective Chemistry teachers are required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Professional preparation courses may be taken as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete many of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be started as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.

The Chemistry Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.

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