What courses will you take?
The B.S. in Chemistry provides a solid foundation in chemistry through courses in organic, analytical, physical, inorganic and polymer chemistry, as well as biochemistry. You will also take supporting courses such as calculus and calculus-based physics.
During the senior year, you'll have the chance to perform research with a faculty member or choose to take advanced courses.
The Chemistry department offers three options, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- General Option — Prepare for all areas of the chemical profession, as well as for graduate study in chemistry, dentistry, medicine, patent law, and teaching. Courses for General Option
- Biochemistry Option — Gain the knowledge and skillset needed for careers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and other fields that apply principles of chemistry to biological systems. Courses emphasize chemical principles. Learn more about the Biochemistry Option and courses
- Forensics Option — Take courses in forensics science, criminal justice and criminalistics. You'll graduate prepared for a career in a crime lab or in other fields that require analytical chemistry techniques combined with knowledge of the criminal justice system. Learn more about the Forensics Option and courses.
The Chemistry and Chemistry with Forensics Option programs are both approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.