The rigorous chemistry program deals with the study of matter, its properties, its transformations and the factors underlying changes of these substances.
We believe that students learn chemistry by doing chemistry. Students learn to perform and design chemical experiments by using modern instrumentation (including FT-NMR, FT-IR, GC, GC-MS, and HPLC) and computers in a well-equipped laboratory where they can experience chemical phenomena for themselves.
It is important that students consult closely with their department advisers about their programs, particularly in the selection of proper electives to satisfy the entrance requirements of the various professional schools.
The Bachelor of Arts degree program is recommended for those students interested in secondary education science teaching, a career in health care (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.) or a career in the paramedical laboratory specialties. The prospective secondary school teacher will also consult with the education department.
The Bachelor of Science degree is recommended for those majors who seek employment as a chemist/biochemist or for those who intend to study chemistry in graduate school. Research is required for the B.S. degree.