This concentration meets the requirements of the American Chemical Society for certification and meets the requirements for an Alabama Class B High School Teacher's Certificate.

Chemistry: Chemical Education Concentration, BS Requirements:
  • Chemistry, Chemical Education Concentration, BS degree requires 128 credit hours.
  • 39 of 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher (39 credits includes courses taken at the 300+ level in major, minor (if chosen), Pre professional area and electives).
  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major--or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • Unless otherwise noted a C- or better is required for all College of Science prerequisite courses.
  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Composition6
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
Humanities and Fine Arts12
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one3
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Speech3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Humanities or 2nd Fine Art or 2nd Literature: Choose one3
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Any WLC course 100 or 200 level 4
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
2nd Literature 1
2nd Fine Art
Mathematics and Sciences12
Mathematics: 24
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Physics8
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
and
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences12
History: Choose one 13
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences, required for Education program:6
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
2nd History or 3rd Social and Behavioral Science: Choose one 33
2nd History 1
OR
3rd Social and Behavioral Science from list below: 3
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre Professional 18
Computer Science: Choose one3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING
Additional Biology Requirements8
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
Additional Required Mathematics4
CALCULUS B
Chemistry25
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I 5
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Chemical Education Courses13-14
CHEMISTRY TEACHING METHODS
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
Choose one:3
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
GEN BIOCHEMISTRY II
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
Choose at least 3 credits from:3
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II 5
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
GEN BIOCHEMISTRY LAB II
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
Education Courses40
INTRO TO EDUCATION PRACTICUM
MULTICULTURAL FND EDUCATION
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
TCHG THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
INSTR STRATEGIES INCLUSIVE CLR
FOUNDATIONS EDUC EVALUAT
TCHG SC MID & SEC SCHOOLS
TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOM
CLASSROOM & BEHAVIOR MGMT
TCHG READING/CONTENT AREA
HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP
Total Semester Hours139-140
1

Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. (EH 207 + EH 208, EH 209 + EH 210, EH 242 + EH 208, EH 242 + EH 210, HY 103 + HY 104, or HY 221 + HY 222)

2

Based on Math placement, prerequisite (MA 112 and/or MA 113) Mathematics courses may be required.

3

No more than 6 hours can be taken in a single discipline. 

4

 For choices see the World Languages and Cultures department.

5

 Courses in organic chemistry completed at the 2-year college level may be used to satisfy semester hour and prerequisite requirements for upper level chemistry courses at UAH but do not count toward the 300-level requirements of the minor.

Sample four year plan for Chemistry, Chemical Education Concentration BS degree:
Note: This is only an example and variations are possible.
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
BYS 119
119L
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
CH 123
CH 126
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
BYS 120
120L
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
4
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 2
Fall
CH 331
CH 335
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
PY 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I 3
Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Spring
CH 332ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
CH 223
CH 224
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
PY 201LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT 3
CH Elective (For example CH 336)  1
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 3
Fall
CH 341PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3
  or CH 348  or BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 
CH 345EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I 1
History  3
Fine Art  3
Humanities/Literature/Fine Art  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
CH 361GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
CH Elective (For example CH 362)  1
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
CS 100INTRO COMPUTERS PROGRAM 3
  or CS 102  or INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING 
  or CS 103  or INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA 
History/Social Science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Year 4
Fall
CH 401INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3
ED 301INTRO TO EDUCATION PRACTICUM 1
ED 307MULTICULTURAL FND EDUCATION 3
ED 308EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
EDC 301TCHG THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 3
EDC 311INSTR STRATEGIES INCLUSIVE CLR 3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
ED 410FOUNDATIONS EDUC EVALUAT 3
ED 423TCHG SC MID SEC SCHOOLS 3
ED 350TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOM 3
  or ED 309  or CLASSROOM & BEHAVIOR MGMT 
Chemistry Elective (For example CH 363, CH 342, or CH 348)  3
Chemistry Elective (For example CH 364, CH 464, or CH 402)  1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Fifth Year
Fall
ED 408TCHG READING/CONTENT AREA 3
ED 350TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOM 3
  or ED 309  or CLASSROOM & BEHAVIOR MGMT 
CH 315CHEMISTRY TEACHING METHODS 3
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING 3
 Term Semester Hours: 12
Spring
ED 497HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP 12
 Term Semester Hours: 12
 Total Semester Hours: 139