The Department of Chemistry offers a wide variety of courses designed to meet the needs of students planning to major in such disciplines as the physical sciences, life sciences, health professions, and science education. Courses in chemistry are also offered to non-science majors. The department offers ACS-approved Bachelor of Science programs in both chemistry and biochemistry. These are designed to prepare students for admission into competitive graduate programs and provide valuable training for students to pursue successful careers in the chemical or pharmaceutical industries upon their graduation.
The department strives to provide its students with a friendly, stimulating, and rigorous learning environment. Increased student-teacher interactions are encouraged through the offering of small classes. Students are also provided with exciting opportunities to pursue undergraduate research projects under the direction of a faculty mentor.