A Degree in Chemistry
The bachelor of science in chemistry is a traditional undergraduate chemistry curriculum designed to meet the bachelor of science (BS) degree requirements outlined by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The program provides students a complete foundational experience focused in the chemical sciences through extensive classroom instruction, guided laboratory experiences, and independent research experiences studying the composition, structure, states, and behavior of matter in both living and non-living systems.
The program further aims to provide students with a wealth of hands-on analytical and instrumental experience studying chemical systems; in this context, students must complete over 400 hours of laboratory work via a combination of required and elective laboratory courses and independent research with faculty prior to graduation.
Careers in Chemistry
This rigorous Chemistry pathway will prepare students for a broad range of careers and graduate academic programs in the physical sciences. This may include work in traditional chemistry-oriented industries, such as the oil and gas, energy, defense, environmental, materials, consumer products, food & beverage, forensics, medical, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as softer fields where chemical expertise is sought (i.e. law, public policy, medicine, and public health).
Real World Experience
From internships and research projects to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct lab experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your field, and learn first-hand breaking science research that's happening in the real world.
Biological and Physical Sciences Faculty Profiles
Assistant Professor of Biology
Professor of Biology
Assistant Prof. of Biology, Program Director of Forensic Science, and Faculty Coord. for Undergraduate Research
Professor of Physical Science
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor and Program Director of Pre-Professional Studies
Associate Professor of Public Health and Chair of Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology and Program Director of Wildlife Biology and Environmental Studies