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Gain a solid foundation in organic, inorganic, analytical, an physical chemistry and meet pre-professional requirements for graduate study in medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry.

Chemistry Major

What Will I Learn?

The B.A. chemistry program provides you with a sound foundation in the basic areas of inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry. The core of 41 chemistry credits (including a required research experience, advanced writing and chemistry seminar), combined with eight credits each of mathematics and physics prepares you for your future as a professional in the field of chemistry. You may also select courses as pre-professional requirements for graduate study in medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry.

Elective hours may be selected through advisement to fulfill the American Chemical Society’s additional requirements for certification.

What is Unique About Our Program?

The B.A. allows for 30 to 40 credits of elective work, which can be used to complete a major or minor in a second field other than chemistry, as dictated by your personal goals. Environmental chemistry is among the more popular secondary areas of specialization.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Do you like chemistry, but are not sure what you would do with it?

The American Chemical Society (or ACS, the Professional Society for Chemists) lists over 30 potential careers in chemistry for you, with descriptions of what you would do, estimates of the salary you could expect to start at, and current job prospects. Please visit the ACS site for more information.

Chemistry today is an exciting area to study. Approach this site the way chemists approach their field — explore and enjoy.

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