• BA in Chemistry • BS in Chemistry • BS in Chemistry/Geology (offered jointly with the Department of Earth Sciences and Geography)
Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Professional Chemistry
• Biochemistry • Chemical • Secondary Education (High School, Middle School or preK-12 Specialist)
The chemistry major (without a concentration) leads to the B.A. degree. This program is designed for students who wish to prepare for fields such as medicine, dentistry, secondary school teaching, chemical or pharmaceutical sales, pharmacy, environmental sciences or veterinary medicine. A minimum number of chemistry courses are required so that a program of other courses suited to the individual’s interests may be developed in consultation with the student’s adviser.
The chemistry major with a concentration in either biochemistry or professional chemistry leads to the B.S. degree. These programs are designed for students who plan a career in research and development either immediately after graduation or after graduate work in a chemically related discipline.
Satisfactory performance (a B average or better) in either of these programs gives students the preparation required to obtain an assistantship or fellowship in graduate school. The biochemistry and the professional chemistry programs are both certified by the American Chemical Society.
Additionally, the department offers a chemistry/geology major jointly with the Department of Earth Sciences and Geography. It also participates in the preprofessional programs (medicine and dentistry) and in the oceanography program. Additional information on these programs may be found in the Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Programs section of the college catalog.
The department offers an honors program for students who wish to pursue independent study culminating in a thesis. Undergraduates may gain on-the-job experience through internships that provide training opportunities or pursue undergraduate research opportunities through the Adrian Tinsley Program. International travel and study opportunities are available through the international and exchange program.
For curriculum information, please view the College Catalog, the official college resource for up-to-date program information and course descriptions. Not all courses are available each semester, to view current course offerings, please visit InfoBear.
For undergraduate admission information including deadlines and costs for freshman, transfer and international student, please visit Undergraduate Admissions