College of Arts and Sciences

Degrees and Certificates

  • B.S. with a Major in Chemistry
    The Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry program helps prepare you for a chemistry career in industry or government as well as for graduate study in chemistry. With appropriate electives and further education, this program allows you to combine chemistry with other fields of study that support careers such as geochemist, forensic scientist, science librarian, science writer, patent attorney, industrial chemist, or environmental chemist. Students interested in teaching high school chemistry should pursue this B.S. degree as well as the B.S. in Secondary Education.

      • B.S. with a Major in Biochemistry
        The Bachelor of Science with a major in biochemistry program helps prepare you for a biochemically-oriented career, particularly in the pharmaceutical and health industries. This program is well-suited for pre-medical and pre-dental students as well as those wishing to pursue graduate study in biochemistry.

        • B.S. in Chemistry
          The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S.C) program provides the best preparation for graduate studies in chemistry or careers involving chemical research. By requiring math, physics and chemistry courses in addition to the requirements of the B.S. with a major in chemistry program, this program fulfills recommendations of the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society, and graduates are certified to the ACS as having fulfilled its requirements.

        • Associates Degree- Chemical Methods
          The Associate of Science with a major in chemical methods program helps prepare you for a career as a chemical technician. Many industries have found it desirable to employ individuals with a basic knowledge of chemistry. Such industries may be concerned with implementing or monitoring safe waste-disposal procedures and with quality control issues such as conducting standardized testing that uses routine chemical procedures, or recording data and making calculations that require some knowledge of chemistry. This is a technical degree designed to meet such needs and is not recommended for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s program.

        • Minor in Chemistry
          If you are pursuing a major other than chemistry, you may earn a minor in chemistry by completing additional coursework with a grade of C or better. The minor requires chemistry courses (inorganic, physical) in addition to those for the A.S. degree in Chemical Methods.