photo of a chemistry teaching assistant in a labThe Chemistry Department currently offers a number of programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in chemistry.  Please visit one of the pages below for a course description of each major. Discuss these options with a chemistry faculty member to see which degree best suits your goals.

Undergraduate Programs

A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry is available as an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degree or a non-ACS certified degree. The non-ACS certified degree program incorporates much of the ACS certified program, but allows the incorporation of many Life Sciences courses, which should be of value for anyone entering Medical or Dental School. A high percentage of our B.S. graduates who have achieved academic success in their studies have been accepted to Medical and Dental Schools. A significant number of our B.S. graduates enter graduate or professional studies. The most common advanced studies include Chemistry, Health Professions, Law, and Business.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Chemistry offers a research-based program of study in two dedicated Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs. The M.S. degree in Chemistry is available with research concentrations in the traditional areas of Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical & Theoretical Chemistry as well as in Environmental, Polymer & Materials and Bioorganic Synthetic Chemistry and in Chemical Education. The M.S. degree in Chemistry with a Concentration in Environmental Science requires additional coursework in interdisciplinary departments. Please visit the Graduate Programs page for a detailed description of each program.

Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Program

The Department of Chemistry offers a research-based combined Undergraduate/Graduate program of study that can be completed in 5 years.