Chemistry B.S. with an Education Minor (VISTA)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry Teacher Education with a minor in Education must complete the Lower and Upper Division major core requirements and the following courses. This program is associated with the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP/VISTA).

Core Curriculum Requirements54-52
Major Core Requirements66-65
Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements27
Total Units147-144

Chemistry Major Core Requirements

Lower Division Chemistry Core Courses
CHEM-120
120L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 1
4
CHEM-121
121L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM-252
252L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chem Techniques
4
MATH-180CCalculus 14
MATH-181CCalculus II4
PSCI-223C
223CL
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
and Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
4
PSCI-225
225L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetsm Lab
4
Upper Division Chemistry Core Courses
CHEM-304
304L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Techniques I
4
CHEM-305
305L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Technqs II
4
CHEM-430
430L
Biochemistry
and Experimental Tech/Biochemistry
4
CHEM-440
440L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
4
CHEM-456
456L
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
and Physical Chemistry Technique Lab
4
CHEM-457Physical Chemistry: Kinetics2
CHEM-458Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics2
CHEM-485Undergraduate Research2
CHEM-499CChemistry Capstone Seminar2
Upper Division Chemistry Electives
Select one course from the following:3
Advanced Biochemistry
Special Topic:
And select two courses from the following:6-7
Computer Programming
Multivariable Calculus
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Probability and Statistics
Numerical Analysis
Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
Total Units65-66

Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements

Credentialing Coursework
First Semester:
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
Second Semester:
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 Units27

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 Chemical and Environmental Sciences.

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-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
 Units16
Year 1 Term 2
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH-181C Calculus II 4
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
THEO-101C Foundations of Christian Life 3
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
 Units18
Year 2 Term 1
PSCI-PLGP1Physics 1 Requirement 4
CHEM-456 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 2
EDUC-315 Teaching in a Multicultural Setting 3
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
ANTH-102C Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
 Units16
Year 2 Term 2
PSCI-PLGP2Physics 2 Requirement 4
CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM-305L Organic Chemistry Technqs II 1
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
CHEM-456L Physical Chemistry Technique Lab 1-2
 Units15-16
Year 3 Term 1
CHEM-252 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM-252L Analytical Chem Techniques 1
CHEM-430 Biochemistry 3
CHEM-430L Experimental Tech/Biochemistry 1
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units17
Year 3 Term 2
CHEM-PLUD4AUpper Division STEM Elective (4 units) 4
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
ANTH-453 Language,Culture/Linguistics 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
CHEM-485 Undergraduate Research 1-4
POLS-155C American Democracy 3
 Units17-20
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
 Units14.5
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
 Units14.5
 Total Units128-132