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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Degree Programs

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Degrees and Majors

A chemistry major can choose from five baccalaureate degrees. The first two years of all of these programs are similar and uniquely structured with an early introduction to organic chemistry to accelerate your progress. The BA degree requires fewer hours of chemistry and is excellent preparation for teachers or careers in interdisciplinary fields. The BS degree, with a major in chemistry or biochemistry, is a popular choice for students who plan to work in the chemical or biochemical fields, and for premedical, predental, and preveterinary students. These degrees also provide an excellent preparation for graduate work in these areas.

Our newly developed BS degree with a major in environmental chemistry is designed for students who desire to work in the environmental area. The BSCh degree is accredited by the American Chemical Society and is recommended for students planning graduate study in chemistry. Within these degree choices, our flexible curriculum can be further tailored to your personal interests. Particularly important is the fact that the similarity of the first two years in all the degree programs allows you to delay difficult career decisions until your third year, when you may be able to make a more informed choice about your personal goals.