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Department of Chemistry

Programs

Preparing Students for Leadership and Service in a Multicultural, Global and Technological Society The purpose of the Department of Chemistry is to produce graduates with a solid understanding of and practical experience in the chemical sciences so that they will be able to compete effectively and be successful in graduate school, professional school and th work place. Following are the programs offered by the Chemistry Department

  1. The Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Chemistry is approved by The American Chemical Society and is designed for students planning to enter either a graduate school program leading to an M. S. or Ph. D. degree, or to enter the work force as a chemist.
  2. The Bachelor of Science with a major in Biochemistry is designed for students entering into health care fields and/or planning to earn a Ph. D. , M. D. , Pharm D. , DMD,DVM, OD, PT, OT, DO, etc.
  3. The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Environmental Science is designed for students who desire to enter graduate school or professions as environmental specialists with government, academia, industry, etc.

Application Procedures for Undergraduate Chemistry Programs

 

  • Students majoring in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Environmental Science must complete all General Education requirements and also satisfy the requirements for the major program in which they are enrolled. In addition, student must:
  • Fill out a Departmental Application for Major form and submit this form for approval and acceptance by the Chemistry Department and the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
  • Successfully complete the General Education Exit Exam which is to be taken at the end of the sophomore year (minimum of 45 semester hours completed).
  • Achieve a passing score on the Senior Exit Examination.
  • Write and present to the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics a senior research proposal (any student may opt to substitute a senior thesis for the proposal requirement)

Requirements for All Majors

Students majoring in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Environmental Science must complete all General Education requirements and also satisfy the requirements for the major program in which they are enrolled. In addition, student must fill out a Departmental Application for Major form and submit this form for approval and acceptance by the Chemistry Department and the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.