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B.A. in Chemistry

Student Studying ChemistryChemistry focuses on the fundamental understanding of substances – their structure, composition, properties and transformations. Majoring in this science is ideal preparation for a broad variety of scientific careers, including medicine, dentistry and other health fields; pharmaceuticals, forensic science, metallurgy, plastics, engineering, agriculture, biotechnology and environmental science, among others.

This 129-credit Bachelor of Arts program is organized around a progression of required courses in “Principles of Chemistry,” “Organic Chemistry,” “Quantitative Analysis,” “Inorganic Chemistry,” and “Physical Chemistry,” plus two electives chosen from: “Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds,” “Analytical Instrumentation,” “Advanced Organic Chemistry,” “Advanced Inorganic Chemistry,” “Basic Biochemistry” or Senior Research.

The B.A. in Chemistry provides an excellent foundation for further study at the graduate level. The Chemistry Department will advise you on admission requirements for entry into professional schools and how to prepare for the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test), DAT (Dental Admissions Test) or other examinations.