Chemistry is the branch of natural science that deals with the properties and classification of matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the energy associated with these changes.

This degree option satisfies the requirements for certification to the American Chemical Society (ACS), and as such represents the minimum undergraduate preparation recommended by the ACS for the professional chemist.

Chemistry students will...
  • Gain a rigorous foundation in chemistry, science and math in the context of a broad university education.
  • Interact closely with experienced faculty who are recognized for their writing, training, professional affiliations, and expertise.
  • Study in the state-of-the-art, first-rate learning environment provided by the newly renovated Magill Hall of Science.
  • Have opportunities to pursue research and scholarship that help develop independent thinking and problem solving.
  • Have employment opportunities within the department that can provide chemistry-related work experience prior to graduation.

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