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B.S. with a Major in Chemistry: Pre-Teaching Option

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Every successful scientist can name a teacher who inspired them. That teacher could be you! A VSU Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a Pre-Teaching option provides you with a well-rounded education in Chemistry in the classroom and the laboratory. The Pre-Teaching option adds education classes which prepare you for pursuing teacher certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree that you can earn at VSU also. Teaching is a rewarding career that is always in demand, especially for Chemistry graduates. Make a difference every day in the lives of your students by sharing with them your knowledge and passion for Chemistry.

The Valdosta State Difference

Your Chemistry degree program with a Pre-Teaching option is flexible to suit your interests while also developing a strong foundation in Chemistry. You will work closely with faculty from both the Chemistry program and the Dewar College of Education and Human Services in a student-focused, supportive, and caring environment. Research-quality scientific instrumentation and laboratory space is available for you to use. You can even work with a faculty mentor to perform chemical education research. You gain practical, hands-on experience in both Chemistry and Education as you build your resume and, more importantly, prepare for success as a teacher.

What You'll Learn

The Chemistry degree with a Pre-Teaching option provides you with a well-rounded education in Chemistry and helps you prepare for your teacher certification and MAT degree. Faculty will teach you theory and you will apply that knowledge outside the classroom. Our yearly seminar series help you learn effective study skills, find an internship, engage in educational outreach activities, and give presentations with confidence.


  • High school chemistry teacher
  • Middle school science teacher
  • High school teacher for math or other science disciplines
  • College instructor
  • Curriculum developer
  • School administrator
  • Professional private tutor

Cost and Length of Program

Students meeting pre-requisites for first-year courses can graduate within four years with a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Chemistry, Pre-Teaching option.

For more information contact
Kurt Winkelmann, Department Head
229-333-5801 | Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1500 N Patterson Street Valdosta, Ga 31698