Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
The Chemistry and Biochemistry majors offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.
Program Learning Objectives
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of the traditional areas of chemistry.
2. Communicate complex technical information in written and/or oral format.
3. Interpret and draw conclusions from experimental data.
4. Demonstrate safe lab practices.
5. Retrieve chemical information from the chemical literature, books, and databases.
Resources for undergraduate chemistry students
What are the benefits of an ACS-certified degree?
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY
The Department offers two concentrations in chemistry. One is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The other is the General Chemistry Concentration. The ACS-Approved Concentration (UCHA) allows flexibility to specialize in a particular area through choice of the elective, the advanced course, and the senior research project. The General Chemistry Concentration (UCHG) requires a minor in secondary education or one of the following areas: business, computer science, earth science, or mathematics.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOCHEMISTRY
The Department offers two concentrations in biochemistry, the ACS-Approved Biochemistry Concentration (UBCA) and the General Biochemistry Concentration (UBCG). Both concentrations allow students to select courses covering a wide range of topics in chemistry and biology. The General Biochemistry Concentration requires a minor in secondary education or one of the following areas: biology, business, communication arts, journalism, mathematics, or nutrition.