Programs of Study
The following programs of study are offered by the Chemistry Department:
B.S. in Chemistry: Intended for those students who plan to enter graduate, medical, dental, veterinary, or other professional schools; military service; and positions in industry. A specific curriculum will be developed in consultation with the student’s academic advisor to fit each student’s specific career goals.
B.S. with Biochemistry Specialization: Students who have a particular interest in biochemistry or those who intend to enter medical, dental, veterinary, or similar professional schools are encouraged to choose this major. American Chemical Society accreditation is available.
B.S. with American Chemical Society Accreditation: Students who wish to pursue research-related careers (chemical, medical, industrial) should consider taking the courses to complete the American Chemical Society approved program. Students completing these additional requirements are awarded a certificate by the American Chemical Society documenting their status as professional chemists and are frequently given preferential treatment as candidates for professional positions.
B.A. in Chemistry: Provides great flexibility in choosing electives which permits the design of a program to fit the student’s individual aspirations. Students that wish to teach chemistry should choose this major. Students must also take one semester of inorganic chemistry and one course from each of the remaining two chemical areas.
Chemistry Minor: The minor in chemistry will provide students with a stronger background in chemistry than they would obtain from the requirements in the core curriculum. It is designed to acquaint students with the more advanced theories and techniques that are illustrated in the major subfields of chemistry. The minor totals 15 credit hours.