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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Majors Information

Earning a college degree is an important first step toward a successful career, but with the pace of technological change these days, it's hard to know exactly where your path will lead.  Our B.S. degrees will provide the solid foundation you need to succeed no matter where your curiosity, drive and ambition lead you.

There are three ways to earn a B.S. degree in our department: by majoring in chemistry, by fulfilling the more rigorous ACS certification requirements or by majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology.  The course requirements can be readily met in four years, and even sooner with the right Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

* This degree has all the requirements for ACS Certification built into it.

Are you interested in forensics?

Undergraduate students in any major can take the forensics minor, but a background in physical science is recommended to pursue a career in the forensic science. The minor pairs well with majors in anthropology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, criminal justice, neuroscience and psychology.

Do you want to explore the field in a class or two?

Some forensics courses offered may meet requirements for physical science and social science degrees, such as philosophy and sociology. Learn more in the undergraduate bulletin.


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