Bachelor of Arts

General Science with a concentration in Chemistry

Be a part of the solution. Be a part of TU’s chemistry program. With extensive labs and analyses, our program teaches a wide array of topics ranging from organic to nuclear chemistry. Graduates earn a focused degree to prepare for a science-related career in teaching, business or healthcare.  

The general science major offers you a choice from two concentrations: behavioral science and chemistry. This program is designed to provide you with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those seeking a broad base of content knowledge and laboratory skills in each of the major scientific disciplines to pursue a science-related career.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in general science program is multi-disciplinary (requires basic mastery of several sciences beyond the introductory level) and enables you to develop skills that relate to a wide variety of topics, ideas and experiences. This major is appropriate if you’re interested in health-related careers, such as medical technology. Combined with a second major/minor in English, general science is an excellent preparation for a writing career in science, technology or natural history. In the business world, you can embark on careers in sales, health care administration and production when combining general science with a major/minor in business management or marketing.

 

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 39 hours
General Science Major 16 hours
Concentration 16 hours

CHM132 General Chemistry II and lab
CHM331 Organic Chemistry and lab
CHM381 Quantitative Analysis and lab
CHM481 Instrumental Analysis and lab

Total BA hours 128 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

All General Science concentrations offered

General Chemistry II (CHM132) - This second semester course includes topics on organic chemistry, solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Lab required.

Organic Chemistry I (CHM331) - The study of organic chemistry including the structure and nomenclature of organic compounds. Topics will consider both the theoretical and experimental approaches to organic compounds. Lab required.

Quantitative Analysis (CHM381) - This course will serve as an introduction to the basic concepts of analytical techniques. Students will be expected to apply concepts learned in General Chemistry. The techniques and skills developed in the required lab will be essential for CHM481.

  • Business Careers – Sales, Health Care Administration and Production
  • Health-Related Careers - Medical Technology
  • Writing Careers – Science, Technology, Natural History
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Horizon Science Academy
  • Springboro Community City Schools
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Vermilion Local Schools

Faculty

Dr. John Schupp
Dr. John Schupp

John Schupp, Ph.D.

SchuppJD@tiffin.edu
419-448-3507

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., Cleveland State University
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Cleveland State University

John Schupp, Ph.D.

Dr. Schupp has twenty-five years experience in the synthetic crystal industry, from 1980 to 2005. In which time he received four patents in the area being granted in 2002.
Dr. Schupp started a student veteran program at Cleveland State in Fall 2006, and since 2009, he has spoken to over 600 campuses nationwide regarding veteran education.
Dr. Schupp helped write, pass and fund legislation for a FIPSE grant in 2010 which provided $6M in grants to over twenty campuses nationwide for veteran education.
Dr. Schupp is the winner of the Zachary Fisher Humanitarian of the Year award from the Department of Defense.

John Schupp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
John Schupp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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