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.
Students who choose to major in chemistry must meet the following requirements in addition to the special requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree:
34 hours of chemistry courses of which 18 hours must be advanced hours.
At least 6 credit hours must be hands-on laboratory experiences, that include a minimum of 200 contact hours in physical (i.e., not virtual or computer-based) laboratories.