Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A B.S. in Chemistry will give you the basic knowledge of chemistry to prepare you for a graduate degree or an entry-level career.  

Basic B.S. in Chemistry

The B.S. in Chemistry is for the student who would like to combine a basic major in chemistry with a minor.  This track is also popular for dual majors.

For specific information on the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, check out the degree plan.

Advanced B.S. in Chemistry

The B.S. in Chemistry Advanced Emphasis is for the student who would like to pursue a career in chemistry.  This degree does not require a minor.

For specific information on the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Advanced Emphasis, check out the degree plan.

Extended majors in chemistry

There are four extended majors in chemistry. Extended majors mean you don’t have to complete a minor and you will take more classes in your major area.

American Chemical Society certified degrees

BS in Biochemistry

The American Chemical Society-certified BS in Biochemistry is for you if you would like to pursue a career in a biochemically-related area or are interested in graduate study in biochemistry or toxicology.   For more information, see the degree plan.

BS in Chemistry

If you’d like to pursue a career as a chemist, think about the American Chemical Society-certified BS in Chemistry. We recommend this degree if you’d like to pursue graduate school in chemistry or a research career in government or industry.  For more information, see the degree plan.

Health pre-professional emphasis

This degree could give you a leg up if you’re planning to go on to health professional school in:

  • medicine
  • pharmacy
  • dentistry
  • veterinary science
  • osteopathic
  • chiropractic
  • podiatry
  • optometry  

For more information on the B.S. in Chemistry, Health pre-professional emphasis, see the degree plan.

Forensic chemistry and criminalistics emphasis

This degree can give you valuable experience and education if you plan to pursue a career in a:

  • criminal investigation laboratory
  • medical examiner’s office
  • drug-testing facility
  • DNA forensics laboratory

For more information on the Extended B.S. in Chemistry, Forensic chemistry and criminalistics emphasis, see the degree plan.

For more information on all majors, visit the academic catalog.