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Chemistry: Pre-Masters of Education

Offered by: Chemistry

SRU offers a major in Chemistry certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that will prepare you for graduate studies leading to a career teaching chemistry at the high school level. Through this curriculum, you'll be prepared to enter the job market directly as a chemist or to continue your education in a graduate education program.

Why Choose Chemistry: ACS Pre-Masters Of Education?

As a chemistry major at SRU, you'll take core courses designed to strengthen your understanding of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry.

You'll take lecture and laboratory courses in modern facilities with small class sizes taught by faculty committed to individualized interaction. You'll conduct experiments that will give you experience with current synthetic and analytical techniques as well as opportunities to use a wide variety of instruments.

As a student with a focus in education, you'll learn how to impart your passion for chemistry to others, and how teach the fundamentals of chemistry. Your coursework will prepare you for a fulfilling career in education.

What Will You Learn?

The ACS-certified program offers you a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education. It will provide you with the intellectual, experimental, and communication skills necessary to become a successful chemistry teacher. An ACS degree signifies that you have completed an integrated, demanding program, which includes foundational and in-depth course work in chemistry or chemistry-related fields. This program provides you with the laboratory experience and the professional skill development to be an effective chemist.

If you choose the BA option, you will gain an overview of four areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry.

If you pursue the Masters in Education at SRU, you will also be encouraged to take the following courses:

  • High incidence disabilities
  • Physical geology
  • Principles of biology
  • Standards-based instruction & assessment in the inclusional classroom

Careers In Chemistry

The major in Chemistry: ACS Pre-Masters of Education will prepare you for a career in:

  • Academia (graduate school or research institutions)
  • Art analysis and preservation
  • Business and sales
  • Drug design
  • Industrial chemistry - designing coatings, plastics, paint, analyzing samples
  • Medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology
  • Patent law after earning a M.S. and J.D
  • Political lobbying
  • Secondary education (after earning a teaching certificate)