Our 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 in 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.
Chemistry with Secondary Education Certification
If you are interested in using your Chemistry degree to teach high school Physical Science, you can complete a double major with Secondary Education or a major in Secondary Education and a concentration in Chemistry. For more information, see our Department of Education.
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. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements.