Department of Chemistry
Norma Dunlap, program coordinator
The Chemistry program includes traditional areas-analytical, biochemistry, organic, inorganic, and physical-as well as computational, polymer, medicinal, and environmental chemistry.
NOTE: Students who wish to get jobs as chemists are strongly encouraged to take additional upper-division courses (especially CHEM 4230/CHEM 4231), follow the plan for the ACS major, or take more advanced chemistry courses upon graduation.
High achieving students majoring in Chemistry who intend to pursue a master’s degree in Chemistry may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program. The program allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a compressed time frame. Participating undergraduate students may count up to 12 graduate credit hours toward both degrees and obtain a non-thesis master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the bachelor’s degree or obtain a thesis-based master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the bachelor’s degree. For more information about the ABM program, see the Graduate Catalog. NOTE: Applications for this ABM pathway are no longer being accepted. Current ABM students may complete the pathway in place at the time of application.