Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy Department Degrees And Programs
Degrees & Programs
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree provides students with a rigorous background in the study of chemical and physical sciences in order to prepare them for science-related jobs requiring a bachelor's degree as well as graduate and professional school. The requirement of physics, mathematics, and biology maximizes the students’ future opportunities and provides a comprehensive foundation in fundamental chemistry and the physical sciences.
Students who major in chemistry can concentrate their study in:
- Pre-professional study
- Environmental Science
- Organic/Inorganic/Physical/Environmental/Bio Chemistry
Completion of a Bachelor of Arts of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry requires a total of 123-128 credit hours, including 34-36 hours of chemistry courses and labs for the Bachelor of Arts degree and 46-48 for the Bachelor of Science. A minimum of 2.0 grade point average is required for both degrees.
Completion of a minor in physics will typically accompany a bachelor degree with a minimum of 120 credit hours. The physics minor can take one of two tracks; a calculus based track or an algebra based track (16 credit hours of physics).