If you have a passion for chemistry and a desire to serve others through teaching, a second major in Chemistry Secondary Education from USF will prepare you for meaningful service in the classroom. Once you complete this program, you will have a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.A. degree in Secondary Education.

The requirements for the Chemistry Secondary Education degree are twofold. First, you must take the required chemistry courses listed below, and then you must complete the courses required for the secondary education major. Learn about teacher certification and licensure here.


Complete the following courses.

  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • - Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • - Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Physical Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Quantitative Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Topics (3 s.h.) or
    • - Bonding and Structure **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Instrumental Analysis (4 s.h.)
  • - Calculus I (4 s.h.)
  • - Calculus II (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)


Complete the following course.

  • - Secondary Methods in Nat Science (2-4 s.h.)


Complete four semesters of Colloquium, beginning the second semester of sophomore year to accommodate student teaching; two presentations required.

  • - Science Colloquium (0-1 s.h.)


The following courses are recommended, not required.

  • - General Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Laboratory Management (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Computer Science I (4 s.h.) or
    • - Intro to Computer Science I (3 s.h.)

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