The Bachelor of Arts degree is for those who want a core of chemistry courses with a broader background in the liberal arts. The Bachelor of Science degree is for those who wish to emphasize their study of chemistry.
Students interested in chemical engineering can participate in the Engineering Dual-Degree Program described in the Department of Physics and Astronomy section of this catalog.
A program of study emphasizing a strong background in chemistry is available for students planning a future in medicine.
The Department of Chemistry is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Approval is received after an examination of curriculum, laboratory facilities, library, and staff of the department by the Committee on Professional Training of the ACS.
Students who wish to be certified as having met the minimum requirements of the American Chemical Society for professional training must complete two semesters of advanced work based on concepts and techniques developed in the “core curriculum” (those courses required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, excluding Chemistry 293 and 295). Chemistry 252 and certain projects in Chemistry 295 will satisfy this requirement as will advanced courses in mathematics and physics. Students wishing to be certified must work closely with the department chair in developing their program of study.