The department of chemistry, which is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), offers both the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees. The B.S. degree in chemistry is designed for majors planning to be industrial or government chemists, planning to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry or biochemistry, or considering research in an allied field such as pharmacy, forensics, toxicology, or medicine. The B.A. degree is designed for chemical technologists and pre-professional students, including high school chemistry teachers.

High school students who have had advanced level courses in chemistry should consult with the department chairperson about a modified course of study.

Students can start undergraduate research with CHEM 4950 as soon as a faculty supervisor deems their background sufficient to support the work. The department urges students to include research in their programs before their last year. Calculus III (MATH 1970) is recommended.

Completion of NSCI 3940 satisfies the third writing course requirement for chemistry degrees. It should be taken more than one year before intended graduation.

Students working toward a degree in chemistry must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses used to fulfill chemistry requirements.

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