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​Degrees and Programs

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers programs of study leading to the degrees of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in chemistry and a bachelor of science in biochemistry.

Chemistry

The bachelor of science program in chemistry is designed to provide in-depth training in all areas of chemistry for those students with a strong interest in research or graduate school. 

The bachelor of arts program in chemistry is extremely flexible with fewer required courses in chemistry and mathematics, offering a wider scope of elective course opportunities to allow students to tailor a program to meet their individual needs. This flexibility permits additional undergraduate preparation in other diverse areas, such as business and economics, biology, mathematics, English, or education.  Within the context of the bachelor of arts program, a number of dedicated programs have been developed to prepare students seeking to enter certain specialized careers.

  • The Pre-Medical/Dental option is designed to prepare students intending  to pursue careers in medicine and dentistry.
  • The Secondary Education/Chemistry Teacher option is designed to provide training in all areas of chemistry for those seeking careers as high school chemistry teachers.

The B.A. and B.S. programs may also be combined with a variety of other academic majors and minors, including biology, mathematics, and business studies.

Participation in an undergraduate research project guided by members of the faculty is strongly encouraged in all programs in the junior year and/or in the senior year. Students may also conduct research either on- or off-campus during one or more summers.

For a listing of course descriptions and degree requirements, please see the Course Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Biochemistry

The bachelor of science degree program in biochemistry combines the chemistry courses required for the bachelor of arts in chemistry program with selected courses in biology and biochemistry. The program is excellent preparation for students interested in medical and dental school, as well as students interested in graduate school in biochemistry or molecular biology.

The program may also be combined with a variety of other academic minors and majors including  biology, mathematics, and business studies.

Participation in an undergraduate research project guided by members of the faculty is strongly encouraged in all programs in the junior year and/or in the senior year. Students may also conduct research either on- or off-campus during one or more summers.

For a listing of course descriptions and degree requirements, please see the Course Catalog.

Bachelor of Science

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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