Programs of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry are as follows:
- Professional - option A.
This program provides the academic foundation for students who may wish to continue their studies in graduate chemistry, chemical engineering, or biochemistry. Students completing this program with 3 additional advanced chemistry hours and a chemistry GPA of 2.5 or better will be certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.
- Interdisciplinary - option B.
This program provides the academic foundation in chemistry for students who may wish to reinforce their degree with a background in biology, business, computer science, chemical engineering, or other areas.
- Biochemistry/Pre-Professional - option C.
This program provides the academic foundation for students who wish to continue their studies in biochemistry at the graduate level or in professional schools of optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. Students will also be able to matriculate into the Research and Development areas of industry and areas of forensic science.
For advancement as a pre-professional student seeking to gain admission to professional school (Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine, Physician’s Assistant, Pharmacy, etc.), it is expected that students in options A-C will gain experience, formally or informally, in how these practices are run. This experience can be gained through employment, paid or unpaid internships, volunteering, or other instances where students can observe the various aspects of a professional practice.
The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry are as follows: