Chemistry

A female student in goggles reviews notes during a chemistry labOur B.S. in Chemistry emphasizes the fundamental aspects of the discipline, including analytical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physical chemistry. You do classroom work and laboratory exercises is these subjects, learning important chemical principles and gaining hands-on experience in the classical and instrumental techniques of the discipline.

While our program’s core courses ensure you understand the basics of chemistry, you also have the chance to study select areas of modern chemistry more intensively in advanced elective courses and in the research you conduct in collaboration with a faculty mentor.

Our program stresses the integration of theory and experiment, the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, and the cultivation of oral and written communication skills. It meets the requirements of the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.

We also offer a minor in Chemistry.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

Chemistry with Secondary Education Certification

Students wishing to pursue teacher certification in Physical Science can complete a double major with Chemistry and Secondary Education or a major in Secondary Education and a concentration in Chemistry.  For more Information, see the Secondary Education catalog page.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.