Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
If you possess a curiosity about our physical world and a desire to improve the quality of life, consider a major in chemistry.
Our curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society and involves core and laboratory courses in general, inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry as well as the allied fields of physics and mathematics. Each chemistry faculty member holds a doctorate from a major university. Class sizes are small, and we are proud of our accessibility in and out of the classroom. You will have the opportunity to undertake research to obtain experience in individual scientific investigation.
Many of our students enter industry, business, or government agencies immediately after graduation. Some of our students complement the chemistry degree with a teaching certificate and pursue careers in secondary education. A chemistry degree also provides access to graduate and professional schools. Half of our students pursue an advanced education.