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Exploration and advancement of the physical and living world.

Unleash your spirit of discovery in the broad yet detailed study of the physical and living world as a chemistry or biochemistry major. Experiment in the curiosity-driven science of chemistry, devising, revising and repeating experiments to investigate and help answer critical questions. Mix chemicals in a hood, working with instrumentation, or program a computer. Alternatively, carry your curiosities into biology with biochemistry, with the flexibility to explore sub-disciplines of chemistry in ways you find stimulating.

All of our students engage in fascinating research with faculty, including two chemistry professors who were nationally awarded in 2015 and 2016 for their teaching excellence. You will have the added opportunity to put theory into practice through off-campus internships at national laboratories, medical facilities and other relevant industries.

Sample Courses

  • General Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Structure and Properties of Inorganic Compounds
  • Medicinal Plants for Poets
  • Thermodynamics, Equilibrium and Kinetics
  • Enzyme Mechanisms
  • Chemical Reactivity
  • Biochemistry
  • Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Nursing
  • Drug Development
  • Instrumentation
  • Bio-technology
  • Cosmetics
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Agrochemicals
  • Research

Investigate life’s critical questions.

Majors and Minors