Apr 24, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019

Chemistry, Teacher Licensure, B.A.


To meet North Carolina requirements to teach Chemistry at the secondary level (grades 9-12), students must complete a Major in Chemistry  and a Minor in Secondary Education .  The Major in Chemistry leading to the B.A. degree consists of 32 credit hours in chemistry courses.

Admission Requirements


Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0; students with prior credit earned at UNC Charlotte must have a minimum overall and Chemistry GPA of 2.0
  • Declaration of Major:  Students are eligible to declare a B.A. in Chemistry major upon admission to UNC Charlotte
  • Other:  Students interested in pursuing teaching licensure should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Education’s Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL) for admission requirements and a detailed planning sheet of their professional education coursework. Licensure applications also are the responsibility of TEAL.
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements


General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .  Students with a Major in Chemistry should plan on taking the following courses that meet both general education and major requirements:

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement 

Note:


*Students may attempt CHEM 1251 , CHEM 1251L , CHEM 1252 , CHEM 1252L , CHEM 2131 , CHEM 2131L , CHEM 2132 , CHEM 2132L , and CHEM 3111  a total of three times each. Withdrawing from the course after the Add/Drop deadline constitutes an attempt, as does receiving any letter grade.

Related Courses (22 credit hours)


Minor in Secondary Education (33 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to Minor in Secondary Education  program.

Unrestricted Elective Courses


As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120-128 Credit Hours


Grade and Course Progression Requirements


Students who have declared a major in Chemistry remain in good academic standing within the department if the following criteria are met:

A student whose Chemistry GPA is below 2.0 is placed on provisional continuation status.  Should the Chemistry GPA remain below the required level after three successive semesters, the student is ineligible for continuation in bachelor degree programs in Chemistry.  Students may declare the Chemistry major again if their Chemistry GPA rises to the requisite level if they were previously dropped from the major.

Students attempting CHEM 1251 , CHEM 1251L , CHEM 1252 , CHEM 1252L , CHEM 2131 , CHEM 2131L , CHEM 2132 , CHEM 2132L , and CHEM 3111  for the third time are placed on provisional continuation status.  Students who earn a grade of D, F or W in the third attempt are ineligible for continuation in bachelor degree programs in Chemistry.

Additionally, students must earn a C or above in all required chemistry courses for the major, including the chemistry elective course required for the B.A. degree.  A student may petition for a one-time exemption to this requirement.

A minimum chemistry GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.  

Honors Program


For details about the Honors Program in Chemistry, visit the program page .