Department Chair: Bernard Munge, Ph.D.
As the central science, chemistry is the foundation for our understanding of the physical world. It interfaces with mathematics, physics, biology, computer science and art. Our department offers a BS in Chemistry, a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Chemistry.
Students who major in chemistry or biochemistry enjoy a scientific basis that allows for a wide range of career opportunities. These include both industrial and academic positions and often involve analysis, synthesis, and/or modeling. With a detailed curriculum and an interdisciplinary perspective including faculty-student research and laboratory-based courses, our Chemistry and Biochemistry programs will put students at the cutting edge of modern science and will thoroughly prepare students for careers in chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Training in chemistry or biochemistry could also lead to opportunities in interdisciplinary fields such as education, computational science, art conservation, technical writing, forensic science, patent law, biophysics, medicine and many others.
A BS in Chemistry prepares students for graduate studies (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Chemistry or related fields and professional graduate programs such as medical, dental, veterinary and physical therapy. A BS in Biochemistry will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond the traditional fields of biology and chemistry while still having a solid grounding in a major discipline. The BS in Biochemistry program is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program committed to providing the practice knowledge and skills necessary for graduate study (M.S. or Ph.D.) in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology or admission to heal related programs. Students interested in the health related professions should consult with the health professions advisor to determine the appropriate courses that should be taken. The B.S. in Chemistry or Biochemistry meets most of the requirements for these programs. Additionally students are advised to check the admission requirements of the professional and graduate program of interest.
Program and Course Listings
The University confers undergraduate degrees in the following disciplines:Minor
The University offers a number of single discipline and interdisciplinary minors which students may complete to enhance their education.