Chemistry is the study of the properties and reactions of substances ranging from living cells to subatomic particles. It provides the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to address many of society’s needs and to explore the unknown. In addition to the health professions, graduates are qualified for graduate study and for employment in the chemical, petroleum, plastics, metals and pharmaceutical industries, and in many government laboratories. Students contemplating graduate work in either chemistry or one of its related areas or in the chemical industry should select, in consultation with a chemistry advisor, additional mathematics and science courses consistent with those goals. Students interested in the health professions who major in chemistry should consult with the health professions advisor for information about biology courses needed to complete the admissions requirements.
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.