Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry with a concentration in General Chemistry, B.S.


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This degree option satisfies the requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and represents the minimum undergraduate preparation recommended by the ACS for professional chemists. This chemistry curriculum prepares students for careers as professional chemists and provides an excellent basis for further graduate and professional areas of study.

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students must have a grade of C or higher in CHEM 161 and a grade point average of 2.0 or better to be admitted to the program.

Admission Criteria for Pre-Chemistry

Any first-year student interested in graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry degree can enter Fayetteville State University as a pre-chemistry major. Once the student passes CHEM 161, he or she can switch from Pre-Chemistry to the Chemistry major. 

Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Program Admission Requirements: See Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry above.

Other Major Requirements: Students must have a grade of C or higher in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to graduate.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.

University College Core Curriculum: 39 Credits


Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits


UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits


Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits


Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits


Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits


Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits


MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Select one from the following:

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 8 Credits


At least one natural science class must include its associated lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Program Requirements: 81 Credits


Science and Mathematics Electives: 6 Credits


Total Credit Hours: 120


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