The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry offers a variety of courses designed to give students a well-rounded experience in inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and instrumental chemistry. This program prepares students for careers as professional chemists or to attend professional or graduate school in chemistry and related disciplines. Students also have opportunities to work frequently in research labs while completing courses such as Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and/or courses that prepare students for careers in the medical field.
A Chemistry faculty member can help you decide whether the Chemistry BA, Chemistry BS, or Biochemistry BS is best for your career goals.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree follows the recommendations of the American Chemical Society and may be best for students who want to work as a chemist and/or pursue a graduate degree in chemistry. A vast spectrum of diverse chemistry careers are available in the industry, academe, or with government agencies. These include areas such as food science, medicine, forensics, plastics, personal care products, agriculture, law, flavors and fragrances, and engineering as well as the ever-growing pharmaceutical and biotech fields. Traditional employment in teaching, research, hospital lab analysis, state and federal environmental or law enforcement agencies is also available to chemistry majors.