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College of Arts and Sciences

Degrees and Certificates

  • B.S. in Chemistry
    The Bachelor of Science major program in chemistry program is an excellent choice for pursuing a wide range of chemistry-related careers. With carefully chosen electives and possible opportunities for further education, this program allows you to combine chemistry with other fields of study in support of career paths such as high school teacher, geochemist, environmental engineer, crime lab analyst, lab technician, metallurgist, patent attorney, science writer, science librarian, chemical salesperson, dentist, pharmacist, and medical doctor/physician. Students interested in teaching high school chemistry can pursue this B.S. degree as well as the B.S. in Secondary Education.

        • B.S. in Biochemistry
          The Bachelor of Science major program in biochemistry is an excellent choice for pursuing premedical, predental, and other preprofessional interests. With carefully chosen electives and possible opportunities for further education, this program allows you to combine chemistry with other fields of study in support of career paths such as biochemist, forensic chemist, biomedical or healthcare scientist, analytical chemist, pharmacologist, nutritionist or toxicologist, dentist, pharmacist, and medical doctor/physician. Students interested in teaching high school chemistry can pursue this B.S. degree as well as the B.S. in Secondary Education.

            • B.S. with a Major in Chemistry
              The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S.C.) program helps you prepare for graduate study in chemistry and chemistry-related careers in industry or government. Providing the best preparation for any career involving chemical research, this program fulfills recommendations of the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and graduates are certified as having fulfilled its requirements. Students interested in teaching high school chemistry can pursue this B.S. degree as well as the B.S. in Secondary Education.

            • Chemistry Research Certificate
              Pursuing a research certificate provides opportunities to engage in active learning situations integrating original research and the undergraduate curricula. You will learn research methods and tools appropriate to your discipline, and research interests within the discipline; the foundations of research relating to the history, philosophy, and theory of the discipline; and advanced communications skills. You will apply knowledge learned by designing and executing a research study or project and communicating the results to others. **Must be a chemistry or biochemistry major to have the chemistry research certificate added to your B.S. degree program**

            • Associates Degree- Chemical Methods
              The Associate of Science with a major in Chemical Methods program helps you prepare for a career as a chemical technician. Many industries have found it desirable to employ persons with a basic knowledge of chemistry. Such industries may be concerned with implementing or monitoring safe waste-disposal procedures, conducting standardized testing that uses routine chemical procedures, observing and measuring properties of materials following some type of compounding procedure, or recording data and making calculations that require some knowledge of chemistry. The A.S. with the major in Chemical Methods is a technical degree designed to meet such needs and is not recommended for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's program in Chemistry; however, it can serve as a second degree for another bachelor's degree 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.