Program options for chemistry majors
Majors may choose from several emphases:
Professional Chemistry, Professional Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science,
Secondary Education, Healthcare-Science, and Healthcare-Business.
The Professional Chemistry and Professional Biochemistry emphases, which have been approved by the American Chemical Society, prepare students to work in industrial or government labs, attend graduate school in science, or enter professional schools such as medical, dental, or law or pharmacy.
The newest emphasis is Biomolecular Science. This interdisciplinary option includes a significant number of courses from the Department of Biology & Microbiology. Recent modifications to the requirements increase the variety of courses students may choose from, allowing them to tailor the program to their personal interests. Students will be prepared to work in industrial or government labs, attend graduate school in science, or enter professional schools such as medical, dental, or law.
The Secondary Education emphasis prepares students to teach high school chemistry.
The Healthcare emphases start with the requirements for the Professional emphasis and add courses from other departments to broaden the preparation for healthcare professions such as medicine, or careers in health care industries such as pharmaceutical sales.These emphases are being discontinued for the Spring 2011 semester (no new students can choose them). New students should select Biomolecular Science, which could be combined with a minor in Business Administration.
Click on one of the following links to see the required courses for an emphasis
Professional Chemistry, Professional Biochemistry, Healthcare-Science,
Healthcare-Business, Secondary Education, and Biomolecular Science.
The Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2013 lists requirements for Professional Chemistry, Professional Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science, Secondary Education, and the Healthcare Emphases.