|Will Lynch, Department Head
The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), Committee on Professional Training (CPT), 1155 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036, telephone 202-872-4600.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers bachelor of science degrees with majors in applied physics, biochemistry, and chemistry. A bachelor of arts degree with a major in chemistry is offered. Minor concentrations are offered in applied physics, biochemistry, chemistry, and physical sciences.
The major in applied physics is designed to give a broad foundation in the fields of physics and engineering with enough flexibility to support a range of career goals from industrial employment to graduate work. The major in biochemistry provides a solid academic foundation, serving as a bridge between chemistry and biology, while developing industry standard skills that appeal to employers in a wide range of fields.It also provides an excellent pathway into a variety of professional settings including graduate school, and professional programs in medical, dental, veterinary and pharmacy disciplines. The major in chemistry is designed to give depth in the fields of chemistry, yet is flexible enough to accommodate a range of career goals, including graduate school, medical, dental, veterinary and pharmacy.
Departmental advisors are available to provide information and assistance for students pursuing the bachelor’s degree with a major in biochemistry, chemistry or applied physics; and for students who are interested in pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary medicine, or pre-dentistry programs.
American Chemical Society Certified Degree. Students majoring in biochemistry or chemistry may concurrently complete all requirements outlined by the American Chemical Society to receive a B.S. in Chemistry Certified by the Society. See details under Program for the Degree Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with ACS certification in this catalog.
Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Pharmacy/Pre-Veterinary. Students majoring in either biochemistry or chemistry may concurrently complete all pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary requirements.
Honors in Applied Physics. A student may graduate with Honors in Applied Physics by completing a minimum of three credit hours in PHYS 4991, -2, -3, -4 approved by the department’s honors committee, maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.5 in all physics courses applying to the major, and completing all requirements of the Honors program.
Honors in Biochemistry. A student may graduate with Honors in Biochemistry by completing a minimum of three credit hours in BCHM 4991 approved by the department’s honors committee, maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.2 in all biochemistry courses applying to the major, and completing all requirements of the Honors program.
Honors in Chemistry. A student may graduate with Honors in Chemistry by completing three credit hours in CHEM 4991 approved by the department’s honors committee, maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.5 in all chemistry courses applying to the major, and completing all requirements of the Honors program.
ProgramsMinorBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science