The chemical sciences touch virtually every aspect of the natural world. As a student in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, you will, too. Over the course of four years, you will be exposed to all five major areas of chemistry—analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical—and receive additional education in mathematics, physics and computer science, fully readying you for a diverse future.
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is the home of the chemistry major, biochemistry major and pharmaceutical chemistry major, and the chemistry minor, biochemistry minor and bioinformatics minor. Our
chemistry, biochemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry programs are certified by
the American Chemical Society, and our biochemistry program is accredited by
the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
With expertise distributed over all five of chemistry’s primary areas, the faculty
engage in diverse, award-winning teaching and research
activities that prepare you for such future opportunities as employment in industry, science teaching, and postgraduate training in graduate schools, medical school and law school.