Chemistry focuses on the study of matter’s properties and structures, the physical and chemical changes of matter, and how matter interacts with energy. Biochemistry merges chemistry and biology to explore the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms, and more specifically, within living cells.
As a chemistry or biochemistry major, you will gain in-depth knowledge through advanced coursework and laboratory experiences, as well as develop critical thinking, investigative, technical, and report writing skills. Students with a degree in chemistry or biochemistry are prepared for advanced graduate study, as well as careers in industry (chemist/biochemist/forensic scientist), education (secondary education teacher), healthcare (clinical biochemist, lab technician/manager), and government (researcher/advocate).
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the following undergraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
–The following concentrations are available:
- Environmental Chemistry
- Forensic Chemistry
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Education Major
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry