Undergraduate Chemistry 

The undergraduate degree program in chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training. It prepares the student for career opportunities in the chemical or related industries, or in government laboratories. The program also prepares students for further study at the graduate level in chemistry or in a related area such as pharmacology or toxicology. With an appropriate choice of electives it also constitutes excellent preparation for the professional schools of dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements may change from year to year. To insure that you are receiving accurate information, please choose your appropriate catalog year, then look up your degree requirements. Our program also offers a Chemistry Minor, which is a 28 credit-hour program that exposes students to a range of sub-disciplines, including Organic, Forensic, and Physical Chemistry.

Undergraduate Chemistry Advising

The College of Sciences Academic Services (“COSAS”) is the primary office charged with providing academic assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Sciences. They help students with matters concerning college and university requirements, policies, and procedures. Students use their services primarily by walk-in, or by appointment for advising and special problems.

Chemistry students can also seek advising from the Departmental advisor. Please visit your Departmental Advisor for:

  • Major Specific Questions
  • Class Scheduling
  • Course Content Questions
  • Internships
  • Independent Studies
  • Career Information

Students seeking support in pursing careers in the health professions can visit the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising.

Student Highlights

The Department of Chemistry has a multifaceted mission that includes providing the best education possible for our students, contributing significantly to tomorrow’s knowledge through research, and being of service to our discipline, university, community, state and nation. Chemistry is the central science and has a strong relationship with other departments and institutes. Central to our efforts to provide the best possible education for our students is the maintenance of a contemporary and sound curriculum, using guidelines provided by the American Chemical Society. Since chemistry is a laboratory science, special attention is given to the laboratory component of our curriculum. Our research efforts involves faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and are significant teaching components. Solving research problems give students more experience in critical thinking and problem solving than any other component of their education–empowering students with capabilities which will make them better contributors to their employers and society.