Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry Major, B.S. (Chemistry Concentration)

Department Information

Department of Chemistry
PO Box 70695
Phone: (423) 439-4367
Web Address:www.etsu.edu/cas/chemistry/

In the simplest of terms, Chemistry is the science of matter. Anything that can be touched, tasted, smelled, seen, or felt is made of chemicals. Chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things. Some chemists work on cures for cancer while others monitor the ozone layer protecting us from the sun. Still others discover new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new textiles to be used in the latest fashions. There are a multitude of careers available to chemists including positions in industry, academics, government, and medical careers.

The Chemistry concentration is the recommended concentration for pre-professional students and students preparing for chemically-oriented occupations but whose career goals do not require an American Chemical Society-approved curriculum.


All Chemistry Majors who have NOT completed at least 60 credits should seek advisement with Ashley Dickson in the ARC (Culp Center 222):

Please make appointments via the Center for Advising and Student Excellence (CASE) with Ms. Dickson at dicksonad@etsu.edu; (423) 439-5602.

All Chemistry Majors who have completed at least 60 credits should seek advisement through the Chemistry Faculty Advisors.

Students with last name starting with A through F should contact:
Greg Bishop; bishopgw@etsu.edu
(423) 439-6914

Students with last name starting with G through M should contact:
Paula Moody; moodypj@etsu.edu
(423) 439-6912

Students with last name starting with N through Z should contact:
Robert Standaert; standaert@etsu.edu
(423) 439-4367

All Honors students should contact Marina Roginskaya roginska@etsu.edu; (423) 439-4367 for advising.

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in Chemistry should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Robert Standaert, Department Chair at standaert@etsu.edu or (423) 439-4367.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

Compass Core Curriculum

41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 33-35 credits
     Major Core   (14 credits)
     Concentration   (11 credits)
     Additional Required Courses   (8-10 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 19-28 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: CHEM-BS (CHEM)  

College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.S. degree requirements.

Compass Core Curriculum  

These requirements include earning 40-43 credits in Strengthening Foundations, Understanding Natural and Social Worlds, Exploring Connections, Cultivate Artistic Awareness, and Growing as an Individual and Global Citizen categories.

Major Specific courses listed in Compass Core Curriculum Requirements:

Total Requirements for Chemistry Major: 33-35 credits

Chemistry Concentration Requirements: 11 credits

Minor: 18-24 credits

Free Electives: 19-28 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

Licensure Certification: Students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure program for certification should contact the advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education. Students will major in the subject they wish to teach and minor in Secondary Education.