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Chemistry B.S. catalog
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What Can I do with a Chemistry Degree?

American Chemical Society Career Page
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Bachelor of Science (BS) Chemistry

Upon graduation, chemistry students become well-versed in the foundation for understanding the composition, structures, properties, and reactions of various forms of matter in the physical world at the atomic and molecular level. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides classroom and laboratory learning opportunities and research experiences across the discipline designed to meet the needs of students in engineering, liberal arts and pre-professional programs as well as those who wish to pursue careers or graduate studies in chemistry or related disciplines.

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemistry requires a minimum of 120 college credits, 73 of which must be within the major (see the Chemistry BS Sample Plan).

The B.S. in Chemistry also requires a minor (e.g., BMB, Biology) from another area of study. Students earning a B.S. degree who wish to have their program certified by the American Chemical Society must take advanced courses that include additional hours of laboratory work. For additional information and general requirements for graduation, please visit the University Catalog.