2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Chemistry Education Major (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification) - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Admission requirements for STEP Program

(Teacher certification program: early adolescence-adolescence)

36 credits (57 total credits including MTH and PHY requirements)

Core
CHM 103General Chemistry I5
CHM 104General Chemistry II5
CHM 271The Chemical Community1
Select one of the following:5-8
Option 1:
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Option 2:
Organic Chemistry Theory I
and Organic Chemistry Theory II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHM 301Analytical Chemistry5
CHM 309Physical Chemistry Theory I3
CHM 469Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School4
CHM 487Peer Instruction and Learning in Chemistry 11
Select electives in chemistry 24-7
Select an additional 21 credits to meet prerequisites including the following:
MTH 207Calculus I5
MTH 208Calculus II4
MTH 310Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus4
Select one of the following:8
Fundamental Physics I
General Physics I
Fundamental Physics II
General Physics II
Total Credits57-60
1

Up to two credits of CHM 487 Peer Instruction and Learning in Chemistry (1 cr.) may count toward the major.

2

Except CHM 100, CHM 250, CHM 320 and CHM 407

Exam and survey requirement

During the student's last semester on campus, completion of the following is required in order to graduate:

  1. the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Learning Environment Survey and
  2. a standardized exam covering the major subject areas

Teacher requirements

Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments (3 cr.) to fulfill statutory licensing requirements.

Additional teacher education requirements are listed in the STEP program core.

All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for teacher certification programs), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.  

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
1

Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CHM 103 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)5CHM 1045
MTH 207 (Gen Ed Math)5CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3Gen Ed Arts2-3
Gen Ed Arts2-3BIO 100, 105, or MIC 100 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)4
Semester 1 or 2: pass the basic skills test requirement prior to admission into the teacher education program.1 EDS 203 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3
 15 17
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CHM 3015Apply for admission to the STEP Program by 4th Monday of the semester.1 
CHM 2711CHM 3005
MTH 2084MTH 3104
PHY 103 or 2034PHY 104 or 2044
EDS 206 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3EDS 3092
 17 15
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CHM 3093CHM Elective (see list)3-4
PSY 2123CHM 4871
HIS 101 or 102 (Gen Ed World Hist)3Gen Ed Hum-Lit3
EDS 3192EDS 3514
GEO 200 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3PSY 3703
 14 15
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CHM Elective (see list)3-4Pre-requisite for student teaching includes GPA of 2.75 in each: combined cumulative, major, minor, and professional education sequence; and a passing score on the Praxis II content test.2 
Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3EDS 4921
CHM 4694EDS 49412
SPE 4013Exam and Survey Requirement3 
 14 13
Total Credits: 120
1

See the STEP Admissions website for details.

2

See the Office of Field Experience for details about applying to student teaching.

3

Exam and Survey Requirement - During the student's last semester on campus, completion of the following is required in order to graduate:

  1. the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Learning Environment Survey and
  2. a standardized exam covering the major subject areas.
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