|Major Code: 7090
||Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Admission Status: Undergraduate
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
The bachelor’s degree in chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The chemistry major provides excellent preparation for professional or graduate schools, or for diverse career opportunities in government, private industry and academia.
The premedical emphasis is designed for students interested in a solid background in chemistry in preparation for a career in medicine or a related professional field. The curriculum includes all required coursework to make the student competitive for admission to medical, dental or veterinary schools. The advisor to this program provides up-to-date information on admission requirements for most of those schools, as well as admission test information.
Students intending to apply for admission to study for a bachelor’s degree in chemistry should complete at least one year each of high school biology, chemistry and physics. Prospective students should also have at least three years of high school mathematics, including second-year algebra and trigonometry.
Students contemplating transfer to Florida Tech should consult with their counselors to determine the transferability of community college credits. If there is a question regarding specific courses needed, the department head should be contacted.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry must complete the minimum course requirements as indicated. Deviation from the recommended program can be made only with the approval of the student’s advisor and the concurrence of the program chair/department head.
Because the subject matter in general chemistry forms a critically important foundation for all of the advanced chemistry courses, both CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 and CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2 must be passed with grades of at least C before taking any other chemistry courses.