ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements
Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.
Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.
Using Information Technology: Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology during their first calendar year or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. In addition, students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.
Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.
See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.
This is a joint concentration with the Department of Biological Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences) and the Department of Biochemistry (Quillen College of Medicine). The students may major in either biology or chemistry, and coursework is required in both departments. The Chemistry Department’s biochemistry concentration is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and as such it is subject to change upon notice from the ACS. The student should consult frequently with an advisor to ensure completion in a judicious manner. The biology advisors are Dr. Lee Pike (email@example.com) and Dr. Cecilia McIntosh (firstname.lastname@example.org). The chemistry advisor is Dr. Richard Kopp (email@example.com).
A minor is not required with this concentration.
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Additional coursework in chemistry is recommended.
Approved students may enroll in one of the following courses in the Department of Biochemistry (Quillen College of Medicine) during their last semester of coursework:
- BIOC 5100 Protein Structure and Function (3 credits)
- BIOC 5350 Molecular Immunology (3 credits)
- BIOC 5600 Genetics and Molecular Biology (4 credits)
- BIOC 5700 Macromolecular Interactions (3 credits)
A research experience is strongly advised for students with good academic records, especially those planning advanced study. The student should consult with an advisor concerning research opportunities. The following courses are recommended:
Teaching Program Information
Teacher Education–Students interested in pursuing a teacher education program for certification as a teacher are asked to see the area advisor in the Department of Chemistry AND the professional advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel, College of Education. Please refer to the section on “Admission to Teacher Education” for basic admission requirements in the College of Education section of this catalog.
Pre-Teacher Education–Declaration of Intent-All ETSU students desiring to complete a teacher education or other public school licensure program (for initial licensure, add-on endorsement, or advanced study in education) must file a Declaration of Intent in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall. The Declaration of Intent should be filed before 30 credit hours of coursework have been completed or, in the case of transfer and post-baccalaureate students, in the first semester at ETSU. Delay or failure to file the Declaration of Intent may result in incomplete advisement. Students who have not filed the Declaration of Intent will not be considered for admission to teacher education and may be ineligible to enroll in many professional education courses.
Professional Education Requirements for Secondary and K-12 Students–The professional education requirements for secondary and K- 12 students are met by completing the minor in education (refer to the Education Minor section in this catalog for a list of required courses) and the professional semester (CUAI 4580 , “Student Teaching”). Students are required to submit a professional portfolio for admission to teacher education.