Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science

Dr. Linda Schultz, Head

SCPL, Room 117

(254) 968-9143

Professors: Murry, Schultz, Walter

Associate Professors: Field, Low, Thompson

Assistant Professors: Bell, Rinard

Instructor: Nance

     The Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (without teacher certification, with teacher certification in Science (8-12), as biochemistry, with an interdisciplinary field, or as a pre-professional program) and the Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience, with support areas in Geology, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Hydrogeology, and teacher certification programs in Science (8-12). On the graduate level, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science is offered. For further information about this program, see the graduate section of the catalog.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
COMS 3013 is required for Interdisciplinary Chemistry.
Core lab science must be from GEOL 1054, 1064, 1074 and BIOL 1204, 1214; must be BIOL for Pre-Medical Program and Biochemistry; must include GEOL 1074 for Teacher Certification, Physical Science 8-12.

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Courses Required for BS in Chemistry

CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 2024, 3074, 3234, 4084, 4861

29
MATH 1204, 2094   
8
PHYS 1044, 1054 or 1224, 24241
8
ENGL 2303   
3
CIS or C S elective2 
3
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
For BS in Chemistry without certification

Foreign language

8

Advanced electives

7

CHEM 3244, 4273, 4283, 47432

13

Advanced CHEM electives

3
 
For BS in Chemistry with Teacher Certification, Physical Science (8-12)

PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513, EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906      

24

Advanced CHEM

7

MATH 2104 or 3063

3-4

PHYS 3343

3
 
For BS in Chemistry - Interdisciplinary Chemistry

Supporting field,3 9 hours advanced 

21

Advanced elective

4

Advanced CHEM electives

7
 
For BS in Chemistry – Biochemistry

CHEM 4273 or 4453, 4743, 4753 

9

BIOL 2034, 3034, 3134, 4783 

15

Electives (3 advanced)  

7
 
For BS in Chemistry - Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Program

BIOL 2034, 3064

8

BIOL 3024, 3854, 4604, 4614, 4851

17

CHEM 4743  

3

Advanced CHEM elective

4

1 PHYS 1224, 2424 required for BS in Chemistry without certification and for Teacher Certification, Physical Science (8-12).
2 See p. 273 for CHEM course descriptions.
3 Possible supporting fields include Biology, Geoscience, Hydrology, Physics, Business Administration, and other fields approved by department heads involved.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GEOSCIENCE

  

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
BIOL 1204 and 1214 are required for support areas in Environmental Science, Earth Science (without teacher certification), and Teacher Certification, Science (8-12). BIOL 1204 and 1214 or PHYS 1044 and 1054 are required for the Geology support area.

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Courses Required for BS in Geoscience  
CHEM 1054, 1084, HYDR 1103, GEOL 1054, 20341 19
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
For Geology support area

Electives, 7 hours advanced 

16-17

GEOL 1064, 2053, 3053, 3064, 3123, 3134, 4113 

24

From GEOL 3103, 3143, 3203, 4123   

6

GEOL field course2

6

BIOL 1204 and 1214 or PHYS 1044 and 1054

8

MATH 1093 and 1204 or 2094 or 3003 or 3504

6-7

E S 2203

3
 
For Environmental Science support area

AGRN 3014, AGRN 3103 or HYDR 2114, CHEM 2014 

11-12

POLS 3103 or 4103 

3

GEOL 1074, 2053, 3143

10

GEOL from 3103, 3134, 3203, 4123 

9-10

ES 2203, 3503, 41333 

9

E S from 3303, 3403, 4843 

6

 MATH from 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504 

6-8

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 4014

16

Advanced elective 

3
 
For Earth Science support area (without teacher certification)

CHEM 2014

4

POLS 3103 or 4103

3

Advanced electives 

6

Electives

9

GEOL 1064, 2053, 31031

10

From GEOL 3053, 3064, 3123, 3134, 3143, 3203, 4113, 4123

8-9

E S 2203, 3303, 3403, 3503, 48433 

15

MATH from 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504

6-8

BIOL 1204, 1214 

8

AGRN 3014 

4
 
For Teacher Certification, Science (8-12)

ENGL 2303

3

CHEM 2014, 4861

5

PHYS 1044, 1054, PHYS elective  

11

PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513

6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906  

18

GEOL 1064, 1074, 48611

9

From E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503

9

Advanced GEOL or E S 

2

BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703

15

From MATH 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504

 
6-8
For Hydrogeology

CHEM 2014, 2024 

8

GEOL 1064, 3064, 3103, 3134, 3143, 3203, 41231

24

Hydrogeology Internship or Approved Field Course

3-6

E S 2203, 3503, 4133 

9

From MATH 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504 

17-18

PHYS 1044, 1054 or 1224, 2424

8

AGRN 3014

4

1 See p. 328 for GEOL course descriptions.
2 An approved Geology field course of 6 hours, to be taken during the summer at another approved university between the junior and senior years.
3 See p. 304 for E S course descriptions.