Chemistry Bachelors Degree Programs
The BA degree without concentration is flexible and is designed for those who are interested in the allied health sciences and in teaching chemistry in a high school. Prospective high school teachers interested in a physical science teaching credential may meet state requirements using this degree.
The BA degree with a Concentration in Forensics provides the basic training for an entry-level position in the field of laboratory-based chemical forensics. Today a forensic scientist must have a solid background in Chemistry with additional coursework in Criminal Justice and Biological Sciences.
The BA degree with a concentration in Biochemistry provides specific coursework in biochemistry, a field that requires a balance of knowledge in chemistry and biology. Today, many careers make intensive application of Biochemistry: Pharmaceutical/ Medicinal Chemistry, Medicine, Microbiology, Physiology, Genetics, Basic Research, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Management, Biomedical Instrumentation, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Clinical Chemistry, Pharmacy.
The BS degree with a concentration in Biochemistry provides in-depth coursework in biochemistry, a field that requires a balance of knowledge in chemistry and biology. Senior research is required for this program. This degree is recommended for students who wish to go on to medical, pre-dental, veterinary, or chemistry graduate school.
The Chemistry BS degree is certified by the American Chemical Society and is recommended for those intending to pursue graduate work or who desire a strong technical background. Senior research is required for this program.
A minor in Chemistry is recommended for students who are not chemistry majors but plan to go on to a graduate school or industry job that may involve some chemistry or chemical products.