Undergraduate Majors and Minors

The department offers three options for undergraduate students interested in the fields of chemistry or biochemistry: the B.A. degree in chemistry, the B.S. in chemistry, and the B.S. in biochemistry.  Both B.S. degrees can be part of a combined B.S./M.S. degree program that shortens the total time for earning both degrees by an estimated one year.


Students from other disciplines may minor in chemistry, which consists of General Chemistry I and II with laboratories (Chem 1011, 1013, 1021 and 1023), Organic Chemistry I and II with laboratories (Chem 3011,3013, 3021 and 3023) plus eight credit hours of additional chemistry courses at the 2000 level or above.


Teacher Certification

Students seeking secondary teracher certification in chemistry must also complete requirements for a second major in education.  In addition, teacher certification requires proficiency in a second language at the novice level.