The Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry program is appropriate for pre-medical and pre-dental students and as preparation for other careers. With appropriate electives and further education, this program allows you to combine chemistry with other fields of study that support careers such as geochemistry, computer scientist, biologist, science librarian, science writer, chemical salesperson, patent attorney, industrial chemist, or environmental chemist. In addition to the requirements for the B.S. with a major in chemistry, students pursuing the pre-medicine or pre-dental option will take additional Chemistry and Biology courses.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S.C) program helps you prepare for graduate study in chemistry and chemistry-related careers in industry or government. Providing the best preparation for any career involving chemical research, this program fulfills recommendations of the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society, and graduates are certified to the ACS as having fulfilled its requirements. Biochemistry option can be part of the B.S.C. program. It helps prepare for graduate study in biochemistry, and for biochemically oriented careers, particularly in the pharmaceutical and health industries.
To earn the B.S. with a major in chemistry teaching certification, you must fulfill all requirements for the B.S. with a major in chemistry and additional coursework. The School of Education has additional requirements for coursework and licensing, GPA, the PPST, the PRAXIS II, and lab experience. Additional courses in physics lead to Physical Science Teaching Certification for those interested in teaching both chemistry and physics in high school.
The Associate of Science with a major in chemical methods program helps you prepare for a career as a chemical technician. Many industries have found it desirable to employ persons with a basic knowledge of chemistry. Such industries may be concerned with implementing or monitoring safe waste-disposal procedures, conducting standardized testing that uses routing chemical procedures, observing and measuring properties of materials following some type of compounding procedure, or recording data and making calculations that require some knowledge of chemistry. This is a technical degree designed to meet such needs and is NOT recommended for students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s program.
If you are pursuing a major other than chemistry, you may earn a minor in chemistry by completing additional coursework with a grade of C or better.