The Chemistry Department offers a curriculum that is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
A variety of degree options are available within the department that include a major in chemistry (with optional ACS approval if desired), bio-chemistry, business chemistry, chemical physics, chemistry for teacher certification, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (with major emphasis on the academic major of chemistry). The Chemistry Department also offers a course of study with an emphasis in environmental chemistry.
Students wishing to major in Biochemistry may declare their intent at any time. Upon completion of all basic skills, CHEM 230, CHEM 231, BIOL 111A and either BIOL 111B or 111C with grades of “C” or better, students in good academic standing can electronically request designation as a Biochemistry major.
Students wishing to pursue degrees in any other Chemistry majors (Chemistry, Chemical Physics, or Teacher Certification in Chemistry) may declare their intent at any time. Upon completion of all basic skills, MATH 161, CHEM 230 and CHEM 231, with grades of “C” or better, students in good academic standing can electronically request designation as their intended major.
A student who receives a grade lower than “C” in a chemistry course may not use that course to satisfy a prerequisite for another chemistry course.