The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is designed for those students intending to pursue a career in chemistry, either those planning to do graduate work leading to the M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees, or those planning to become industrial or governmental chemists. The Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry is primarily designed to provide a strong background for premedical, pre-dental, and pre- pharmacy students. It can also be modified to prepare students for careers in non-traditional areas.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry is designed for the chemistry major who plans to enter graduate school in biochemistry or to enter the work force in fields where a knowledge of biochemistry is useful. The degree is also designed for students who plan to enter medical school, dental school, or pharmacy school. This degree requires 38 hours in chemistry, consisting of 101, 102, 214-217, 305, 315, 320, 322, 323, 401, 405 and 415.In addition, Math 141, 142, Physics 111 or 121 and one course chosen from Physics 201, Physics 220, Biology 202, Biology 211 and Biology 303; and Biology 110 and 111. Students intending to enter graduate school are encouraged to take Chemistry 402 and two additional biology courses at or above the 200 level.