Department of Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, ACS Certified

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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.

An ACS Certified Bachelor of Science Degree is a demanding program of study with many benefits to students. The curriculum consists of the foundation course work in each of the five major areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. The recommended chemistry courses include, a year each of general and organic chemistry, followed by quantitative analysis, applied chemical spectrometry, chemical literature and composition, physical chemistry, and instrumental analysis. The foundation courses are accompanied with lab experience, university general education requirements, and the possibility of undergraduate research. This regimen emphasizes process skills, critical thinking, verbal and written communication, working safely, collaborative teamwork, and accessing and using scientific information. The thorough training and discipline are much sought after qualities by potential employers and graduate schools.

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 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).

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