Chemistry - BACHELOR'S (BA, BS)
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is a vibrant, young, and growing department with 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty advising over 90 full-time graduate students, 20 or more postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists, and a host of undergraduates getting their first exposure to scientific research at the highest level. We have active research programs in analytical, organic, biochemistry, physical, and inorganic chemistry, with most faculty having research programs that cross over traditional divisional boundaries. We are well-equipped to perform top-level research in all traditional and interdisciplinary chemistry-based fields.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The BA/BS in chemistry provides students a solid foundation in chemistry with in-depth lab experience in analytical and organic chemistry. Chemistry students will learn instrumentation and synthetic methods using state-of-the-art instrumentation. In addition, students will develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, and collaboration skills crucial for career success. We recommend the BS in chemistry for undergraduates wanting to pursue graduate study in chemistry or careers in the chemical industry. Students who wish to teach chemistry in secondary education can pursue the BA in chemistry.
WHY CHOOSE US?
- State-of-the-art research facilities well-equipped with instrumentation for student use.
- $20M in modern instrumentation as part of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies.
- Nuclear magnetic resonance facility houses two high-field superconducting magnet FT-NMR instruments.
- Tissue culture facility for human cell culture.
- Nano-drop UV-visible spectrophotometer for small scale DNA/RNA quantification.
- X-ray diffraction facilities.
- Research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with tenured faculty and their graduate students on critical projects like
- Building analytical instrumentation for the Mars landers.
- Investigating the environmental consequences of fracking on groundwater pollution.
- Developing practical solar CO2 to liquid fuels technology.
- Anti-cancer drug discovery and development.
Take the next step toward investing in yourself by learning more about our Chemistry - Bachelor's (BA, BS) program.