Degrees and Programs
With the correct selection of electives and the addition of several upper-level chemistry courses, the Chemistry B.S. degrees will satisfy all requirements for certification by the American Chemical Society (ACS). This option is recommended for students planning to attend graduate school or for those who want a comprehensive background in chemistry. Details of ACS certification are outlined on the check sheets.
This program is designed for students interested in the chemistry/biology interface. Two tracks are available. Track 1 places more emphasis on 4000-level chemistry courses and is the recommended option for students preparing for graduate school in chemistry or biochemistry. Track 2 requires more biology and fewer chemistry courses. Students in pre-health professional programs may find this track especially attractive.
This program is designed for students interested in the application of analytical chemistry to forensic evidence. It provides a strong background in chemistry with additional exposure to aspects of forensic science. Students completing this specialization would be well prepared for a graduate Forensic Science program or employment in a crime laboratory.
The Forensic Chemistry specialization is one of the undergraduate programs offered that is endorsed by the Center for the Future of Forensic Science.