Jul 20, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry with Initial Teacher Licensure (8-12), B.S.


Michael Nosek
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Christopher Cratsley (Biology) Dennis Awasabisah (Chemistry) Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (Biology)
Margaret Hoey (Biology) Emma Downs (Chemistry)  
Ronald Krieser (Biology) Steven Fiedler (Chemistry)  
John Ludlam (Biology) Lisa Grimm (Biology)  
Michael Nosek (Biology) Ronald Krieser (Biology)  
Christopher Picone (Biology) Mathangi Krishnamurthy (Chemistry)  
  Erin Rehrig (Biology)
Aisling O’Connor (Chemistry)  
Sean Rollins (Biology) Billy Samulak (Biology)  
Daniel Welsh (Biology) Eric Williams (Biology)  

Objectives for the Program in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science degree programs in chemistry are available for students who intend to pursue graduate studies, secondary school teaching, or a professional career in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry. The programs provide a strong background in the modern areas of chemistry including biochemistry with emphasis on hands-on laboratory work. They also provide the opportunity for exceptionally talented students to conduct independent research under the guidance of the faculty. The degree programs will also prepare students for further education in health sciences, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, optometry and other health professions provided they take other pre-requisite courses.

Required Core Courses in Chemistry

Additional Requirement

Chemistry majors must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. If a grade below 2.0 is earned in General Chemistry I, the course must be repeated before enrolling in General Chemistry II. Chemistry majors are limited to two attempts in General Chemistry I and two attempts in General Chemistry II including the grade of W.

Required Courses in Related Disciplines

Minor Requirement

Students must complete a minor in Middle School and Secondary Education which includes 18 credits.  When completing this minor, students must complete the following specific courses:

Licensure Courses

To be eligible for initial licensure and to complete this concentration, students must complete:

Review Periods

Students in this concentration must complete two review periods known as Stage I and Stage II to remain in the concentration and make progress towards earning their initial license. Students who do NOT successfully complete either review will be removed from the concentration. They will stay as a chemistry major and remain in the minor, however, will not be eligible for the Initial Teacher License concentration.

Additional Information about the Program of Study

An additional 30 credits of LA&S coursework is required for those entering the concentration in catalog year 2021-2022 or later.

The LA&S requirement for Diverse Perspectives is met by EDUC 2011 .