Chemistry, B.A.


Do you want to gain a deep understanding of the natural world, living systems, and modern materials? 

While less specialized than the bachelor of science (B.S.) program, the chemistry B.A. degree at UNC Greensboro provides sound training in chemistry. It offers solid preparation for those planning to enter medicine or dentistry, secondary school teaching, or various vocations within the chemical industry.


  • With a strong emphasis on teaching, active faculty include two UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award winners, four College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence award winners, and one UNC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award winner.
  • The program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
  • Faculty research is funded by National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the N.C. Biotechnology Center, and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund.


  • A hallmark of this degree program is the opportunity to participate in stimulating undergraduate field and laboratory research with award-winning faculty. 
  • Research internships, a chemistry/biochemistry internship course, and work as lab assistants and research assistants are available for students.
  • Student clubs and organizations include Skeptical Chemists Club (American Chemical Society Student Affiliates), which organizes lectures and seminars for students and arranges social outings, and the Environmental Awareness Foundation, which promotes responsible scientific practices to maintain a healthy ecosystem.


  • Students pursue careers in biochemical sciences, medicine, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Recent graduates have secured positions as:
    • Certifying Scientist, Ameritox, Greensboro, N.C.
    • Laboratory Manager, Mass Spectrometry Facility, UNC-Chapel Hill.
    • Staff Scientist in analytical sciences/metabolomics at the David H. Murdock Research Institute in Kannapolis, N.C.
    • Analytical/R&D lab manager for Qvape Juice, Raleigh, N.C.
    • Quality and Regulatory Safety Associate with New Chapter Inc., a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, Brattleboro, VT.
    • Analytical Scientist, Nutramax Labs
    • Lab Technician, Pfizer
    • Assistant Editor, Discovery magazine
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Analytical Chemist
    • Doctor
    • Research professor
    • Chemical Engineer
    • Chemistry Teacher
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Geochemist
    • Hazardous Waste Chemist
    • Materials Scientist
    • Pharmacologist
    • Toxicologist

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Jerry Walsh
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry