The Bachelor of Science degree program is rigorous; its certification by the American Chemical Society enhances the stature and usefulness of this degree. Students planning to continue into graduate work are encouraged to take the program.
The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs are described below. Detailed curricula are available from the department chair.
Chemistry Major - Bachelor of Science Degree
Students who choose to major in chemistry must meet the following requirements in addition to the special requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree:
50 credit hours of Chemistry courses of which at least 36 hours must be at the advanced (3000 or 4000) level.
At least 15 credit hours must be hands-on laboratory experiences, that include a minimum of 450 contact hours in physical (i.e., not virtual or computer-based) laboratories.