Minimum required credit hours: 101 (includes 50 hours required in CHE with a min. of 40 hours in courses numbered 200 or higher and 25 hours in Professional Education courses)
- CHE 140
- CHE 141
- CHE 161
- CHE 215
- CHE 216
- CHE 230
- CHE 231
- CHE 232
- CHE 233
- CHE 250
- CHE 251
- CHE 261
- CHE 301
- CHE 302
- CHE 342
- CHE 360
- CHE 361
Take 2 courses (6 credit hours) of additional electives
Take 2 courses (2-3 credit hours) of additional laboratory electives*
Required courses outside of CHE
Professional Education courses
- Students should also refer to the University-Wide Teacher Education Requirements section of the Catalog.
- Students completing the Chemistry Teacher Education Sequence must have a 2.50 or higher GPA in Chemistry, a 2.50 or higher GPA in Professional Education courses, and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
- *CHE 290 or CHE 299 may substitute for one of the two required laboratory courses
- PHY 108 and PHY 109 may substitute for PHY 110 and PHY 111
- A grade of C or better is required in the following Chemistry courses: CHE 140, CHE 141, CHE 215, CHE 216, CHE 230, CHE 231, CHE 232, CHE 250, CHE 251, CHE 342, CHE 360, CHE 361. For teaching licensure, a grade of C or better is required in all endorsement areas (including calculus, physics, and science competency courses), Chemistry, and Professional Education courses.
- A course in the major may not be taken more than twice unless the course description states "Multiple enrollments are allowed." An exception may be requested once during a student's undergraduate career if the GPA in the major plan and the overall GPA is 2.00 or higher.
- EAF 228 is strongly recommended
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- 120 minimum total credit hours
- A minimum of 42 of the 120 total hours must be senior college hours (200-300 level courses)
- AMALI requirement (certain courses in General Education and/or major may fulfill the AMALI requirement)
- Students completing a Bachelor of Science degree must complete a B.S. - Science, Math, & Technology degree requirement (beyond the General Education requirements)
- Students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a B.A. - foreign language degree requirement: LAN/FRE/GER/SPA/ITA/JPN/POR 115 (or equivalent)
- Some majors complete other types of degrees that do not include additional graduation requirements. For example, the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. in Ed.) or the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).
- College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement - LAN/FRE/GER/SPA/ITA/JPN/POR 111 and 112 (or equivalent)
- CHE 141 - B.S. - SMT
The complete General Education Program consists of 13 courses (39 semester hours). Because of laboratory or recitation requirements, some courses are listed as four or five credit hours in this catalog. All four or five hours will be credited toward graduation requirements, but only three hours will be credited in General Education for these courses. Depending on their major, students may be exempted from one General Education category (maximum of one course) because of disciplinary expertise gained in their major.
- Communication and Composition (2 courses required)
- COM 110 Communication as Critical Inquiry (3 credit hours) - required for all students
- ENG 101 or ENG 101A10 Composition as Critical Inquiry (3 credit hours) - required for all students
- Mathematics (1 course required)
- Natural Science/Natural Science Alternatives (2 courses required) Must complete 1 course from 2 different sciences.
- United States Traditions (1 course required)
- Individuals & Civic Life (1 course required)
- Fine Arts (1 course/3 credit hours required)
- Humanities (1 course required)
- Language in the Humanities (1 course required)
- Quantitative Reasoning for B.S. or LAN 115 for B.A. (1 course required)
- Science, Math, & Technology (1 course required)
- Social Sciences (1 course required)
- Exempt from Science, Mathematics and Technology Category due to disciplinary expertise gained in the major
- PSY 110 - Social Sciences
- MAT 146 - Quantitative Reasoning
- PHY 110 - Natural Science/Natural Science Alternatives
- CHE 140 - Natural Science/Natural Science Alternatives
- MAT 145 - Mathematics
To be eligible for IAI, at least one transfer course must have been articulated to an IAI core requirement. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of IAI courses and policies. The Illinois Transferable General Education Core curriculum consists of 12 to 13 courses (37 to 41 hours of credit) within a five-category designation.
- Communication and Composition (3 courses required)
- A grade of C or better required in ENG 101 and 145 or equivalents
- Mathematics (1 course required)
- Physical & Life Sciences (2 courses/7-8 hours required) Students must complete 1 life science and 1 physical science course; at least 1 course must have a lab.
- Humanities & Fine Arts (3 courses required) At least 1 humanities and 1 fine arts course required
- Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 courses required) Two different disciplines must be represented