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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, BA

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Program Coordinator: Lisa Bennett (416 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9727; bennettl@ecu.edu)

The Chemistry, BA program provides a flexible major designed to provide the student with a broad education in chemistry appropriate for further study in a wide range of fields, such as business, medicine, pharmacy, and law as well as careers dependent on a basic knowledge in chemistry. The Chemistry, BA, in conjunction with two semesters of laboratory-based biology courses, satisfies the course requirements for application to most US medical schools. It is different than the BS degree in the required chemistry, math, and physics courses. Any of the required major courses or cognates, however, may be replaced by courses that cover the same topics at a more advanced level. For example, CHEM 3950 , CHEM 3960  may be taken instead of CHEM 3850 . It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the prerequisites for such courses have been met. If a student successfully completes a higher-level cognate course after bypassing the lower-level prerequisite course(s), he/she may use free electives to substitute for the prerequisite hours.All students are required to take a departmentally administered assessment examination before graduation. Scores from this examination will not be included in the calculation of GPA for academic standing. The performance on this exam will be noted on the student’s transcript.

The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

2. Demonstrated foreign language proficiency through level 2004 - 12 s.h.

(For information about the foreign language requirement view Special Requirements for the BA Degree in the Academic Advisement, Progression and Support Services  section and Placement Testing, Foreign Language in the Admission and Readmission  section.)

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

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