Graduates of FHU's Biological, Physical, and Human Sciences Department enjoyed over 91% acceptance rates into medical, optometry, veterinary, pharmacy, dental, graduate, and physician assistant schools since 2000. Our graduates' acceptance rates into most of these programs have been at or above 90%, with many at 100%. For over a century, Freed-Hardeman has dedicated itself to students and strives to help them find academic and spiritual success well beyond the classroom.
The department offers baccalaureate majors in chemistry and in physical science. A minor in chemistry is also offered.
To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to major in Chemistry has been created:
B.S. Major in Chemistry
Program Coordinator: Dr. Jim Barr
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display
Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 122 Analytics and Calculus I
Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to PHS 211 Physics for Science and Engineering I
II. Common Chemistry Core:
Biological Concepts of Origins (W)
Special Topics in Science
Science Seminar (W)
General Chemistry I & II
General Chemistry I & II Labs
Organic Chemistry I & II (W)
Quantum Chemistry OR
Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
III. Additional Requirements (choose one emphasis below):
Quantum Chemistry OR
Analytics & Calculus II
Physics for Science & Engineering II (W)
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Additional Chemistry or Biology*
IV. Electives (including additional Bible):
*Students may substitute MAT 224 Analytics and Calculus III or upper-division mathematics courses for up to four (4) of the additional required credit hours. Students may also use CHE 498 or HON 498 Independent Study (must be chemistry or biology related) for up to three (3) of the additional required credit hours. Students completing the Pre-Engineering Program may count ENS 231 Engineering Mechanics I and ENS 232 Engineering Mechanics II toward meeting the seven (7) chemistry elective hours.
Requirements for Teacher Licensure in Chemistry:
1. Completion of the course of study for a B.S. Major in Chemistry as
2. Required professional education courses
(See Department of Education entry)
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