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.
Students who major in chemistry 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. Training in chemistry could also lead to opportunities in interdisciplinary fields such as education, computational science, art conservation, technical writing, forensic science, patent law, biophysics, medicine and a host of others.
Chemistry majors interested in professional graduate programs such as medical, dental, veterinary and physical therapy should consult with the health professions advisor to determine the appropriate degree and courses that should be taken. The B.S. in Chemistry meets most of the requirements for these programs. Students are advised to check the admission requirements of the professional and graduate program.
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.