Nov 30, 2023  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024

Natural Sciences - Chemistry Option, B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Natural Sciences Chemistry Option serves to establish subject matter competency through coursework as approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), which waives the California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET), and streamlines the process for students to enter the Single Subject Teaching Credential program in Science. This degree program is primarily designed for students who plan to become middle or high school science teachers; however, the program is also suitable for students who have interest in other science career options. Please contact CSM Advising and Resources Center (ARC) at 559.278.4150 for advising and more information.

Major Requirements (67-68 units)

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

Total: 120 Units*

*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements (see note 3). See advisor for details.

Advising Notes for Chemistry Option in Natural Sciences

  1. Substitutions may be made with the permission of the appropriate department chair. PHYS 4A -PHYS 4B -PHYS 4C  with labs PHYS 4AL , PHYS 4BL  is recommended instead of PHYS 2A -PHYS 2B  for those students well-prepared for physics.
  2. If a student selects CHEM 150  , it is important to note CHEM 128B  is a pre-requisite. Students should take CHEM 128B   before enrolling in CHEM 150  .
  3. This total assumes that students in this option will maximize 12 units required for the major that also may be applied to fulfill General Education requirements as follows: CHEM 1A /CHEM 1AL  (Area B1), BIOL 1A  (Area B2), EES 168  (Area IB), and MATH 75  (Area B4). Consult your major advisor for details.

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