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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

College of Arts & Sciences

435 Science Building



Terence Nile, Professor and Head of Department

Professors Kelter, Knight, Walsh; Associate Professors Banks, Haddy, Johnston, Raner; Assistant Professors Cech, Dawson, Duffy, Reddick, Spells; Lecturer Mazlo; Laboratory Assistants Burnes, Katsikas

The Department of Chemistry offers four undergraduate programs: the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry, and the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. The Master of Science (M.S.) is offered at the graduate level (see The Graduate School Bulletin). A Master’s degree with a Chemistry Education concentration is also offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Students who follow the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degrees are certified to the American Chemical Society as having met its rigorous requirements for undergraduate professional training in chemistry.

The Department’s biochemistry programs (B.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Chemistry with Concentration in Biochemistry) provide students with excellent preparation for graduate work in biochemistry and related life sciences, as well as for employment in chemical and biotechnological industries. These programs are also attractive to students planning careers in the health professions.

One of the features of our undergraduate program which we particularly emphasize is the opportunity for students to engage in undergraduate research. Many of our majors do so, principally in their junior and senior years, and this provides excellent training for those who intend to continue their studies at the graduate level.


Accelerated Master’s Programs for Chemistry Majors

Interested students should see Accelerated Master’s Programs for Undergraduates for details about the B.A. in Chemistry/MBA and B.S. in Chemistry/M.S. in Chemistry program requirements.