Undergraduate Degree Programs

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The UTA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been recognized for excellence in both teaching and research. Although emerging as a research department of national rank, we are still small enough to give individual attention to our students. We encourage our students to become involved in the research programs in biochemistry or the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical or polymer chemistry so that by the time they graduate, they will have knowledge of how a practicing chemist or biochemist functions.

We offer a full range of undergraduate degree programs designed to train professional chemists and biochemists through our Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, and Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry. The first two of these degrees are certified by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training of Chemists. We also offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry for students who wish to take more liberal arts courses or pursue teacher certification through the UTeach Arlington program. Finally, we offer two fast-track programs: one is a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree for those students who plan on pursuing an advanced degree in chemistry, and the other is a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering for students who plan to pursue doctoral graduate studies in chemistry and for those who want professional careers as chemists.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

This program meets the standards for professional baccalaureate programs established by the American Chemical Society. It is recommended for students who plan to enter into graduate study in chemistry and for those who anticipate professional careers as chemists.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF)

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

This program meets the standards for professional baccalaureate programs established by the American Chemical Society. It is recommended for students who plan to enter into graduate study in biochemistry and for those who anticipate professional careers as biochemists. This program is also suitable for premedical and predental students and for training in allied health sciences.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF) 

Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry

This program is recommended for students who plan to enter into medical and dental school and for training in allied health sciences. This program is also suitable for students who anticipate professional careers in the field of biotechnology or graduate training in biochemistry.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF) 

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

This program is suitable preparation for admission to medical and dental schools, and other health-related professions.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF) 

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Secondary Chemistry Teacher Certification (UTeach Arlington)

This program is suitable preparation for students who desire certification with a teaching field in chemistry and/or physical science. Teacher certification is completed through the College of Science’s UTeach Arlington program.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF) 

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Secondary Physical Science Teacher Certification (UTeach Arlington)

This program is suitable preparation for students who desire certification with a teaching field in chemistry and/or physical science. Teacher certification is completed through the College of Science’s UTeach Arlington program.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF) 

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry Fast-Track Program

This program is recommended for students who wish to earn graduate level course credit and who wish to obtain graduate level research experience. This program is suitable for those students who plan to pursue doctoral graduate studies in chemistry and for those who anticipate professional careers as chemists. The B.S. in Chemistry degree of this fast-track program is an American Chemical Society certified degree.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF) 

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering Fast-Track Program

This program is recommended for students who wish to earn graduate level course credit and who wish to obtain graduate level research experience. This program is suitable for those students who plan to pursue doctoral graduate studies in chemistry and for those who anticipate professional careers as chemists. The B.S. in Biochemistry degree of this fast-track program is an American Chemical Society Certified degree.

Degree Plan Roadmap (PDF) 

Minor in Chemistry

Students who wish to obtain a minor in Chemistry must take at least 18 semester hours of chemistry, of which at least 6 semester hours must be at the 3000/4000 level. Only lecture courses, which satisfy a degree requirement for one of the degrees offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry may be used. Research courses, Chemistry Readings, and Internship credits may not be used towards the chemistry minor.

Chemistry minor form (Word document) 

Minor in Biochemistry

Students who wish to obtain a minor in Biochemistry must take at least 18 semester hours of chemistry which must include CHEM 4311 and CHEM 4312. Only courses which satisfy a degree requirement for one of the degrees offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry may be used.

Biochemistry minor form (Word document)

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Prospective students who wish to enroll at UTA should apply for admission as early as possible. All application materials—signed application, an appropriate application fee or fee waiver documentation, official copies of transcripts of all high school and all college work attempted, and official test scores when appropriate—should be submitted by the priority deadlines. To apply and for more information, see:

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Tutoring Services

The Chemistry Clinic is available at no charge to students for tutoring for most chemistry courses.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 12-6 p.m.

Friday: 12-4 p.m.

Location: Science Hall (SH) Room 318