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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry (B.S.)


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The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Emphasis 1. Chemistry


Certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Requirements in Department (43-44)


Please note corequisite information in courses below.

Electives chosen with the advice of the chemistry faculty (3-4)


Electives chosen with the advice of the chemistry faculty from 400-level classes excluding classes numbered 490 to 497 or an appropriate advanced course in mathematics or physics (3-4).

Requirements outside Department (22-26)


Recommendations


Students should meet with a departmental adviser to determine the appropriate electives for their program of study.

Students interested in forensic science are encouraged to take at least one of the following.


Total Hours for Emphasis 1, Chemistry: 65-70


Emphasis 2. Biochemistry


Certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Requirements in Department (42)


Requirements outside Department (30-33)


Total Hours for Emphasis 2, Biochemistry: 72-75


Recommendations


Students should meet with a departmental adviser to determine the appropriate electives for their program of study.

One of the Following (3-4)


Students are encouraged to take at least one of the following:

Graduate Studies


Students planning on pursuing graduate degrees in chemistry or biochemistry are strongly encouraged to take the following.

Forensic Science


Students interested in forensic science are encouraged to take at least one of the following.

Emphasis 3. Secondary Teaching


Students seeking licensure should consult with the discipline coordinator as early as possible to make certain they meet licensure requirements as well as those set by the university for graduation.

Requirements in Department (52-58)


Please note corequisite information in courses below.

Electives chosen from 400-level courses (4-9)


Requirements outside Department


Emphasis 4. Chemistry for Pre-Professional Students


Successful completion of the course of study for emphasis 4 fulfills the requirements for a minor in biological sciences.

Requirements in Department (32-33)


Requirements outside Department (38)


Students seeking admission to professional schools should consult their adviser as early as possible to make certain they meet entrance requirements for their chosen field.

Total Hours for Emphasis 4, Chemistry for Pre-Professional Students: 70-71


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