A chemistry degree program small enough that you will know all your peers and instructors while receiving individual attention, but large enough to have faculty representing the disciplines of organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics as well as chemistry education. 

After graduation, our students have gone on to teach chemistry, to work at the bench, and to pursue graduate school. 

Topics Covered

  • Atomic structure of matter 
  • Chemical reactions 
  • Laboratory skills, including synthesis and analysis 
  • Research skills, both theoretical and practical
  • 100%

    of students involved with
    undergraduate research

  • #1

    Internships and experiences
    with a variety of instrumentation 

  • ALL

    faculty are dedicated
    and love teaching 


Program Description

The Chemistry Major provides students with a deep understanding and appreciation of chemistry. It is designed for students planning to attend graduate school or pursue careers for which a strong chemistry background is required. Students planning to teach should also review the section on licencure requirements under .

Requirements for the Chemistry Major - 58 Credits
Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core.

Learning Outcomes

Students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Work safely in the chemical laboratory
  • Communicate hypotheses, procedures, results, and arguments in the language of chemistry
  • Rationalize observed phenomena at the molecular level
  • Use quantitative models to describe chemical processes
Professor Chris Masi and a student discuss lab procedures