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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Physical Science (Composite Teaching)(Chemistry) - BS


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College of Science

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: Suggested schedule assumes student has passed MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL) 

Students should consult with their Chemistry advisor to develop an individualized plan of study that is applicable to their interests and STEP program no later than their sophmore year.

Admission to STEP with this major requires minimum ACT scores of: Composite-21, Math-19, English-20. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in PHYS 2210 , PHYS 2215 , PHYS 2220  and PHYS 2225  is required.

Requires a 3.00 GPA

A grade of C or better is required in all Chemistry and Physics prefix courses

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative to be admitted to the major.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4     BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)   3    
PHYS 1080: Intelligent Life in the Universe (BPS)   3     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)   4     PHYS 2220: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/QI)   4    
PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I   1     PHYS 2225: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II   1    
University Studies Breadth Course 3   STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3    
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1    
GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory   1     Physics Elective Course 2500+ level 3  
PHYS 1040: Introductory Astronomy (BPS)   3     University Studies Breadth Course 3  
PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3          
University Studies Breadth Course 3        
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Comments

Apply for STEP (Secondary Teacher Education Program)

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 2300: Principles of Organic Chemistry  OR CHEM 2310: Organic Chemistry I   3  OR 4     SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3    
CHEM 2315: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   1     SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     SCED 4300: Clinical Experience II   1    
SCED 3300: Clinical Experience I   1     SCED 4400: Teaching Science II   3    
SCED 3400: Teaching Science I   3     University Breadth Courses   
Physics Elective Course 2500+ level   2-3        
   2-3        
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Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2     SCED 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3     SCED 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3          
Elective Credits   4-7        
Comments

Elective credits could include GEO 3200: The Earth Through Time (DSC)   3  credits and WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)   3  credits.  These courses would be used to obtain the earth science endorsement needed to teach 9th grade science

Comments

 

Students must complete the General Education Requirements  and the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above course in Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) requirement

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