University of Vermont


College of Education and Social Services
Chemistry Major Concentration
(Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary and Physical Education)

Minimum of 33 credit hours required.

Mathematics prerequisites are as follows:
MATH 021 Calculus I
MATH 022 Calculus II

The teaching major in chemistry requires 33 hours of chemistry, including significant work in the following five areas: organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biochemistry.

Students should check prerequisites for all chemistry courses before enrolling. Careful curriculum planning with Professor Dwight Matthews (656-8114) in the Chemistry Department is strongly urged.

Complete the Following Courses

Introductory Chemistry
8 cr. hrs.
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 1
CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry
8 cr. hrs.
CHEM 141 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 142 Organic Chemistry 2
Inorganic Chemistry
3 cr. hrs.
CHEM 131 Inorganic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
4 cr. hrs.
CHEM 121 Quantitative Analysis
Physical Chemistry
6 cr. hrs.
CHEM 161 Quantum Chemistry
CHEM 162 Thermodynamics & Kinetics
4 cr. hrs.
PBIO 185 Survey of Biochemistry
PBIO 187 Survey of Biochemistry Laboratory
33 cr. hrs.

Students in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education and Physical Education who are completing this major may eventually be interested in applying to teach this content at the Secondary Education level. This would require completing the Supplemental coursework as listed on the Secondary Education Chemistry Major.

Revised July 2015

Last modified June 16 2015 11:43 AM