The undergraduate program within the Department of Chemistry offers two degree programs for those interested in pursuing the field of chemistry. There is also an option to minor that allows students to supplement their major degree with chemistry coursework.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry provides a graduate with a thorough understanding of synthetic methods, analytical and physical measurements, the use of scientific literature, computational methods, and communication in science. The B.S. degree is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and provides the intellectual and practical basis for a wide variety of careers, especially those in which chemistry plays a significant role, including careers in the chemical industry, secondary teaching and government-based scientific work. The B.S. degree is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, and related fields.
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Chemistry provides a foundation in the theory and practice of chemistry but does not require the most advanced lecture courses and laboratories of the B.S. degree, leaving more room for electives or even a second major. The B.A. degree affords more flexibility in the student's schedule and allows students to tailor degree programs toward specific career goals.
Minor in Chemistry
The minor in chemistry is ideal for students in other majors who have an interest in chemistry but whose schedules do not allow for a second major in chemistry. The chemistry minor offers more advanced coursework and electives that are otherwise restricted to chemistry majors.