B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry (7-12 Composite Science Teacher Certification)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 124-133    
Major: 36 sch           Required Minor: 26 sch

CHEMISTRY.BS      CIP Code: 40.0501.00


Please refer to the Admission section of this catalog regarding acceptance into TWU.

To obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program, you must have:

(All criteria required before taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching)

  • Completion of EDUC 2003 (C or better)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Demonstrate basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Testing Requirements (please note: all testing requirements are subject to change)
    • TASP/THEA Scores: Reading 260, Math 240, Writing 240; OR
    • Accuplacer Scores: Reading 80, Math 65, Writing 82/6; OR
    • ACT Scores: Verbal 19, Math 19, Composite 23; OR
    • SAT Scores:
      • Prior to March 5, 2016 - Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070;
      • On/After March 5, 2016 – EBRW 480, Math 530

                         ACT and SAT scores cannot be more than five years old

  • Successful completion of a pre-admission interview with assigned faculty advisor
  • Minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought
  • Signed application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program
  • Signed Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics
  • Submit a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee
  • Acknowledgment and acceptance of admission to the Educator Preparation Program

Students must maintain the admission requirements to remain a student in the TWU Education Preparation Program.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 3223
CHEM 3221
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 3313Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences3
CHEM 3633
CHEM 3632
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory1
CHEM 3333Quantitative Chemical Analysis3
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 1141Principles of Physics Laboratory II1
PHYS 1143Principles of Physics II3
Total SCHs36

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4036Student Teaching: Chemistry6
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total SCHs26

Other Requirements

BIOL 4593Science in the Secondary Classroom3
BIOL 4223
BIOL 4221
and Ecology Laboratory
SCI 2103Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives (GP)3
SCI 2113Earth Science I3
MATH 2014Calculus I (may be applied from core)4
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
BIOL 1123
BIOL 1121
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory (may be applied from core)
ZOOL 4243
ZOOL 4241
Mammalian Physiology
and Mammalian Physiology Laboratory
Total SCHs29

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

CHEM 1113General Chemistry I CHEM 13113
CHEM 1111General Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 11111
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
BIOL 1113Principles of Biology I BIOL 13063
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology I Laboratory BIOL 11061
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
 SCHs 17
CHEM 1123General Chemistry II CHEM 13123
CHEM 1121General Chemistry Laboratory II CHEM 11121
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
BIOL 1123Principles of Biology II BIOL 13073
BIOL 1121Principles of Biology II Laboratory BIOL 11071
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
 SCHs 18
CHEM 2213Organic Chemistry I CHEM 23233
CHEM 2211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 21231
PHYS 1133Principles of Physics I PHYS 13013
PHYS 1131Principles of Physics Laboratory I PHYS 11011
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Creative Arts Core3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core3
 SCHs 17
CHEM 3223Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 3221Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
PHYS 1143Principles of Physics II PHYS 13023
PHYS 1141Principles of Physics Laboratory II PHYS 11021
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
CHEM 3331Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 3333Quantitative Chemical Analysis 3
 SCHs 15
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
BIOL 4593Science in the Secondary Classroom 3
CHEM 3633Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 3632Biochemistry I Laboratory 2
SCI 2103 (GP)Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives ENVR 14013
 SCHs 14
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
BIOL 4223Ecology 3
BIOL 4221Ecology Laboratory 1
ZOOL 4243Mammalian Physiology 3
ZOOL 4241Mammalian Physiology Laboratory 1
CHEM 3313Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences 3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
 SCHs 19
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
SCI 2113Earth Science I GEOL 14013
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
 SCHs 18
EDUC 4036Student Teaching: Chemistry 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  124

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.