The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry, and programs for students interested in Pre-medical, Pre-dental, Pre-pharmacy, and Pre-veterinary specializations. Through our programs, students gain content knowledge in the four subdisciplines of chemistry, which are organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. In the specialization students also gain extensive content knowledge in the area of biochemistry. Additionally, students learn proper lab techniques, instrumentation operation, chemical waste disposal/lab safety, ethics, professional communication, and data analysis. Throughout their studies, students have opportunities to participate in research, internships, clubs, Outreach and service-learning projects. They may apply for Laboratory assistant and Tutoring positions.
Upon graduation, the students typically enter one of three career trajectories; a graduate program (MS or PhD) in chemistry or a related field, a professional degree program (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.), or a job in the chemical industry, government or teaching.