Department of Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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Why Choose the Chemistry Program?

The Bachelor of Science curriculum in Chemistry approaches students' educational endeavors with a broad, integrated, and in-depth view. Departmental requirements, combined with university core requirements and electives, offer a balanced course load for students. This provides undergraduates with the opportunity to explore where their interests in the science field will lead them. This option combines all the required courses for admission to a professional school, which includes two years of chemistry, one year of physics, one year of mathematics, while utilizing recommended courses as science electives to fulfill the bachelor's requirements. This option allows students the freedom to explore their interests in many of the careers listed.

Academics and Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science candidate is required to complete the chemistry, mathematics, and physics course sequences in the following program outline with this exception: CHM 4990, Special Problems in Chemistry, is not required. However, it is expected that the serious chemistry major will complete at least four credit hours of this research course during the senior year. Because the order in which science courses are taken is so important, students are advised to begin the mathematics, chemistry, and physics sequences as soon as possible.

View Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.


Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Declaring your Major

To apply for admission in the College of Science and Mathematics, students must fill out a “Change of Major” form and declare their area of emphasis (this can be done online through WINGS Express). Often students who have declared “chemistry” as their area of interest on their Wright State admissions applications will be automatically sent to the College of Science and Mathematics from University College when entrance requirements are met. If this is not the case, students must fill out a change of major form and declare one of the following areas:

  • Chemistry (B.A.)
  • Chemistry (B.S.)
  • ACS Certified (B.S.)
  • Chemistry Education Concentration (B.S.)
  • Dual Major (B.S.)

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State has articulation agreements with a number of institutions. Articulation agreements will assure you a seamless transfer from one institution to another. To view current articulation agreements and determine which courses will transfer, visit the Articulation Agreements page or