Majors & Minors

The Department of Chemistry offers both a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry. Students pursuing either degree can elect to obtain American Chemical Society (ACS) certification by fulfilling the additional requirements described for each degree listed below. In addition, the Department of Chemistry offers three minor degrees: Minor in Chemistry, Minor in Biochemistry and Minor in Chemical Physics.

Degree Requirements for Chemistry

Program Goals/Learning Outcomes for B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry

Students will
  • have a rigorous understanding of fundamental chemical concepts and techniques.
  • gain practical experience with a wide variety of chemistry instruments and learn how to interpret data obtained from them.
  • develop abilities to communicate ideas in chemistry to general audiences and to specialists.
  • have programs of instruction which lead to the B.S. degree and which enable students to begin either a career in science or to continue with study for a higher degree.
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