School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Chemistry is the study of the properties and reactions of substances ranging from living cells to subatomic particles. It provides the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to address many of society's needs and to explore the unknown.
Graduates are qualified for graduate study and employment in the chemical, petroleum, plastics, metals and pharmaceutical industries, and in many government laboratories. More than half of all science majors pursue independent study research projects on an individual basis with faculty members in the department. These students have the opportunity to present their findings at national meetings.
► See the suggested four-year course sequence for the chemistry major.
► See the requirements for the chemistry major and minor.