Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry are broad disciplines that seek to understand our world from the viewpoint of  atomic and molecular behavior. Chemists and Biochemists integrate knowledge from biology, physics, and mathematics to solve problems in a wide variety of areas. The curriculum for chemistry majors emphasizes fundamental principles and applications. Courses develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and experimental technique in order to provide ample preparation for future career success, whether that be in science, medicine, law, or chemistry-related businesses.

Bachelor of science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry provide analytical training for success in a wide variety of career options. In addition to a career in chemistry, these degrees provide foundational knowledge and skills for study and practice of medicine, dentistry, environmental science, forensic science, pharmacology, materials science, business, law, and more. A student pursuing a chemistry degree has many career options.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and its curricula are certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Certified programs are defined by high quality faculty, deep and broad curriculum, modern facilities, and modern instrumentation.