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Dr. Pinky McCoy, CDA  pmccoy@odu.edu
Admissions: http://admissions.odu.edu

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry includes a diversity of fundamental and in-depth courses in organic, inorganic, analytical, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. Chemistry majors must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major.

Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry majors must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major. In addition to the areas of organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, biochemistry majors will gain in-depth knowledge in biochemistry theory and laboratory techniques. Biochemistry majors are also required to take some biology courses.

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major with Teaching Licensure

The Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major with Teaching Licensure program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia and is available only to individuals holding a baccalaureate degree or completing requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Students wanting to be admitted to the teacher education program must have a 2.75 grade point average in the major and overall, with no grade less than a C- in the content area and the professional education core, no less than a C in the major, and have passed PRAXIS I or achieved State Board of Education-approved SAT scores.

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Minor

The Chemistry Minor consists of 13 credits of chemistry course work of which nine credits must be selected from CHEM 213, 321, 331, 333, 351, 415, 441, 443, 449, 451 or 453; four credits must be selected from the following laboratory courses: CHEM 214, 322, 332W, 334W, 352, 442W or 452. CHEM 121N/122N and CHEM 123N/124N must be completed as prerequisites for the minor in chemistry; additional prerequisite courses may also be required. Prerequisite courses are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the minor and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.