Dec 07, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Chemistry, BS


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University Core Curriculum Requirements


A. Communication


B. Mathematics


Three hours from:


C. Life and Physical Sciences


For Biochemical/Pre-Medical, General Chemist and Chemistry Teacher Concentrations


Six hours from:
 

For Fermentation Science Concentration


D. Language, Philosophy and Culture


E. Creative Arts


F. American History


G. Government/Political Science


H. Social and Behavioral Sciences


I. Component Area Option


Three hours from:


Foundation of Knowledge


Computer Science Option


Three hours from:

Additional Mathematics


Three to four hours, as advised, from:

Chemistry Major


Chemistry Concentrations


Complete one of the areas of concentration listed below.

Biochemical/Pre-Medical Concentration


Chemistry-Interdisciplinary Concentration


Special Problems/Seminar

One hour from each of the following:

Interdisciplinary Coursework

Twenty-five hours approved by the department.  Nine hours must be at the advanced level.

  • The student may also choose to pursue a minor with this concentration.  If minor option is selected, complete 7 hours as approved by the department.

Fermentation Science Concentration


Special Problems/Seminar

One hour from each of the following:

General Chemist Concentration


Chemistry Teacher Certification Concentration


Minor Option


As advised, a minor of 18 to 24 semester hours in a single discipline may be required. At least six hours in the minor must be in advanced-level courses at SFA.

General Electives


The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.

Total hours: 120


Research Intensive Concentration


This concentration is not a major concentration but may be added to any chemistry department degree for a research intensive emphasis.

The hours for the research intensive concentration may be in excess of 120 hours and may affect elegibility for the Texas Tuition Rebate Opportunity.

This concentration consists of six to 10 hours from:

Grade Requirements


  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement


Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program


All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map - Biochemical/Pre-Medical Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Spring


16

Junior Year


Fall


15

Spring


15

Senior Year


Fall


14

Spring


14

Degree Map - Chemistry-Interdisciplinary Concentration


Freshman Year


Fall


16

Spring


16

Sophomore Year


Spring


14

Junior Year


Fall


16

Spring


16

  • Advanced CHEM Elective Credits / Units: 4

  • 3000-4000 elective Credits / Units: 3

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Minor/Conc Credits / Units: 6

Senior Year


Fall


16

Spring


13

  • Minor/Conc Credits / Units: 3

  • 3000-4000 elective Credits / Units: 3

  • Language, Phil and Culture Credits / Units: 3

  • Minor/Conc Credits / Units: 3

  • Credit(s): 1

Degree Map - Fermentation Science Concentration


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall


15 SCH. CHEM 4152, Comprehensive Biochemistry I Lab, not required.

Senior Year


Degree Map - General Chemist Concentration


Freshman year


Spring


15

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall


14

Spring


17

Senior Year


Spring


14

Degree Map - Chemistry Teacher Certification Concentration


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall


17

Spring


14

Senior Year


Spring


16

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