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Department of Chemistry - 5 degrees offered

Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Chemistry Degree Tracks

B.S. Chemistry

This degree track is designed for students interested in working in a chemical industry or governmental laboratories. In addition to the general degree requirements, the track requires satisfactory completion of courses in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These electives permit flexibility for evolving and changing student interests. A broad range of upper-level elective courses exists to expose students to modern techniques within the chemical sciences, and to help students expand their college experience.

Complete course requirements for this track be found here: B.S. Chemistry

B.S. Chemistry – ACS Certified Track

This degree track is designed for students interested in graduate studies in chemistry or related fields. The track is certified by the American Chemical Society through its Committee on Professional Training. The track provides breadth and depth of experience to give graduates a wide choice of career options, and is especially suited for students desiring to study chemistry in a graduate school. The track also prepares students for entry level positions in industry and government laboratories. In addition to the general degree requirements, the ACS certified track requires satisfactory completion of courses in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. It also enables students to gain substantial research experience through independent study and senior seminar courses under the guidance and mentorship of faculty members. The track provides a sound foundation in the field of chemistry and permits flexibility for evolving and changing student interests. A broad range of upper-level elective courses are offered to expose students to modern techniques within the chemical sciences and to help students expand their college experience.

Complete course requirements for this track be found here: B.S. Chemistry – ACS Certified Track

B.S. Forensic Chemistry Track

This degree track is designed for students interested in working in a forensics laboratory or pursuing graduate studies in forensics. In addition to the general degree requirements, the track requires satisfactory completion of courses in chemistry, criminal justice, mathematics, and physics. These provide a broad foundation in the field and permit flexibility for evolving and changing student interests. In addition to the core chemistry courses, the Forensic Chemistry track consists of a broad range of upper-level elective courses to expose students to modern techniques in chemistry and chemical forensics and help them expand their college experience. The curriculum emphasizes evidence collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of physical evidence.

Complete course requirements for this track be found here: B.S. Forensic Chemistry Track

B.A. Chemistry & Secondary Education Track

The Chemistry and Secondary Education degree track is offered in collaboration with the College of Education and Health Professions. This track is designed for students with an interest in teaching chemistry at the secondary level or pursuing graduate studies in chemical or science education. In addition to the general degree requirements, the track requires satisfactory completion of courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and education. The education components of the track are offered through an innovative teacher preparation program (UTeach Columbus). A broad range of upper-level elective courses in chemistry exists to expose students to modern fields within the chemical sciences and to help students broaden their understanding of science education.

Complete course requirements for this track be found here: B.A. Chemistry & Secondary Ed. Track

B.A. Biochemistry Track

The Biochemistry degree track is designed for students interested in going to medical, dental, or pharmacy school. In addition to the general degree requirements, the track requires satisfactory completion of courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology. This track has fewer required chemistry and math courses and less laboratory time than the B.S. program. These courses provide a broad foundation in the field and permit flexibility for evolving and changing student interests. A broad range of upper-level elective courses exists to expose students to modern fields within the chemical sciences, and to help students broaden their college experience.

Complete course requirements for this track be found here: B.A. Biochemistry Track