you understand chemistry, you begin to understand the extraordinary nature of
the world, down to its most basic particles. Chemistry is the science of the
materials we use,
the medicine we take, the environment we live in and the food we eat. Our department
gives students the opportunity to learn the skills that will lead to tomorrow’s discoveries.
in-depth instruction, hands-on research and independent projects conducted
with award-winning faculty, chemistry students learn to question, experiment and innovate.
Graduates from our department have applied these skills in careers and graduate programs
in healthcare, medical school, pharmacy, behavioral analysis and more. Our alumni have
gone on to work as physicians in the United States and internationally, start non-profits, conduct
research in a variety of industries and research and teach in higher education.
How will I focus my studies?
Students can earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. Both degrees offer many opportunities to conduct research. Either degree provides great preparation for professional schools, including medicine and dentistry. Intentionally chosen electives can even prepare students for careers in law, journalism, business, and more. Students in the bachelor of science are afforded opportunities to expand their knowledge in additional scientific fields. Students in the bachelor of arts enjoy greater flexibility to pursue a wide range of interests.