The rigorous Chemistry program deals with the study of matter, its properties and transformations, and the factors underlying changes of these substances.
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 and designed labratory, and to experience chemical phenomena for themselves.
The Bachelor of Arts degree program is recommended for those students interested in secondary education science teaching and for those interested in a career in the health-care related professions (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.) and the paramedical laboratory specialties. It is important that the student consult closely with his department advisor about his program, particularly in the selection of proper electives to satisfy entrance requirements of the various professional schools. The prospective secondary school teacher will also consult with the Department of Education.
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.