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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
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Science
  • Organic/Inorganic/Physical/Environmental/Bio Chemistry

Degree Requirements

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).