CHEMISTRY UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMICS
Departmental degree offerings for undergraduates are intended for students who plan to major or minor in chemistry, biochemistry, or other physical or life sciences, as well as for those pursuing degrees in other disciplines. We provide training for students planning a wide range of careers, with educational opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
Each graduating chemistry and biochemistry major will have completed a rigorous program that includes both foundational course work in chemistry and in-depth course work in chemistry or biochemistry in an integrated, flexible program. Our American Chemical Society–certified degree further emphasizes laboratory experience and the development of professional skills. Advanced coursework and educational activities outside the traditional classroom, such as independent research, provide students the opportunity to participate as a member of a research team. Many undergraduate students also take some of the graduate courses in synthetic chemistry, radiochemistry, and physical chemistry.