Chemistry B.S. with Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

  1. Vanguard University Chemistry graduates should have demonstrated an understanding of the major concepts, theories, and experimental evidence of and the ability to solve problems in: Analytical Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry;
  2. Demonstrated competence in practical laboratory-based aspects of chemistry, including: basic laboratory skills, selection and use of modern instruments, proper standardization and calibration practices, and computer-based data acquisition;
  3. Developed critical thinking skills and problem-solving approaches using scientific methods to: identify the relevant factors which define problems, develop and evaluate methods, employ appropriate statistical analysis and instrumentation, and draw reasonable conclusions;
  4. Identified the principles in the American Chemical Society Ethics Code, recognized ethical components in complex situations, designed solutions appropriate to professional standards, and practiced science in a safe manner;
  5. Demonstrated comprehension of chemical literature and the ability to communicate professionally about chemistry through writing in an accepted scientific format and orally in a public venue; and
  6. Acquired familiarity with the process of chemical research through the formal participation in an undergraduate research project that involved: project management, methods development, data analysis, and written contribution to the discipline in the form of a presentation or publication.

This program is associated with the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP).

Core Curriculum Requirements 143
Chemistry Major Requirements52
Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements36
Total Units131

Chemistry Major Requirements

Lower Division:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 2
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chem Techniques
MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
and Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetsm Lab
Upper Division:
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Techniques I
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Technqs II
and Experimental Tech/Biochemistry
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
and Physical Chemistry Technique Lab
CHEM-485Undergraduate Research2
or CHEM-450 UG Research Or Internship Program
or CHEM-488 Chemistry Senior Project
CHEM-499CChemistry Capstone Seminar2
Upper Division Chemistry Electives
Select four (4) units from CHEM, ENVR, or ENGR4
Total Units52

Number of units required from the Core Curriculum not included in the major requirements below. 


See CHEM-120 General Chemistry I course description for prerequisites.

Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements

EDUC-315Teaching in a Multicultural Setting3
POLS-155CAmerican Democracy3
Credentialing Coursework:
EDUC-424Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject2
EDUC-426Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject4
EDUC-435Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject4
EDUC-442CalTPA Cycle 10.5
EDUC-444Language Acquisition for Secondary Students1
EDUC-447Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students1
EDUC-452Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students1
EDUC-464Use of Technology in the Classroom1
EDUC-434Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject2
EDUC-443CalTPA Cycle 20.5
EDUC-488Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject2
EDUC-489Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject8
Total Units36

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics.

Study Abroad Participation: Students interested in participating in the university's Study Abroad programs are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education and Outreach Office for more information and collaboration in their academic course planning. Students using Education and Training Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are encouraged to also reach out to the School Certifying Official for more information regarding how benefits can be applied.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
Year 1 Term 2
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
MATH-181C Calculus II 4
HIST-PLCR1History Core Req (US Hist Or Democracy) 3
Year 2 Term 1
EDUC-315 Teaching in a Multicultural Setting 3
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
CHEM-252 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM-252L Analytical Chem Techniques 1
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
Year 2 Term 2
CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM-305L Organic Chemistry Technqs II 1
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
CHEM-PLUD4AUpper Division STEM Elective (4 units) 4
Year 3 Term 1
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
CHEM-450 UG Research Or Internship Program 1-4
CHEM-456 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 2
PSCI-223C Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 3
PSCI-223CL Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab 1
Year 3 Term 2
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
ANTH-453 Language,Culture/Linguistics 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
PSCI-225 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PSCI-225L Electricity and Magnetsm Lab 1
CHEM-456L Physical Chemistry Technique Lab 1-2
Year 4 Term 1
EDUC-424 Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject 2
EDUC-426 Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject 4
EDUC-435 Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject 4
EDUC-444 Language Acquisition for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-447 Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-452 Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students 1
EDUC-464 Use of Technology in the Classroom 1
EDUC-442 CalTPA Cycle 1 0.5
Year 4 Term 2
CHEM-499C Chemistry Capstone Seminar 2
EDUC-434 Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject 2
EDUC-488 Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject 2
EDUC-489 Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject 8
EDUC-443 CalTPA Cycle 2 0.5
 Total Units119-123