Chemistry 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.
Our program offers advanced coursework, hands-on laboratory instruction, and research experience for students interested in furthering their chemistry knowledge base. Students who graduate from the M.A. program successfully obtain positions in the biotech industry, environmental management, high school and community college teaching, and Ph.D. programs at leading universities. Professional career counseling is available to all students.