The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, a Master of Science degree in chemistry (MS) as well as with a chemical education specialization and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in chemistry (PhD) or biochemistry (PhD).
The BS chemistry and biochemistry majors both meet the certification requirements of the American Chemical Society. Both majors are excellent preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, or chiropractic school admission. They provide training for students planning to attend graduate school or work in the chemical or biochemical industries. Students in both majors have the option of developing a specialization in secondary (high school) teaching, and students pursuing the chemistry major have the option of developing an emphasis in environmental chemistry or materials science.
The graduate programs in the department lead to the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in chemistry or a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry. Research programs exist in analytical, biochemistry, chemical education, environmental, organic, and physical chemistry. All students admitted to the graduate program have the opportunity to receive a full assistantship to support them during their studies.