Departmental Affiliation: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

A student majoring in chemistry receives a comprehensive view of the principles of this science and participates in personalized laboratory instruction and individual research.

A major in chemistry is excellent preparation for graduate studies, medical studies, health science careers, education, scientific writing, and careers in food, petroleum, and textiles. The B.A. degree in chemistry is designed for those interested in secondary science teaching, chemical technology, and other broadly-based careers requiring a science background.

All students enrolled in a laboratory course will be required to pass an annual Laboratory Safety Exam.  Each student will be allowed to take the test a maximum of two times.  If a student does not pass the exam on the second attempt, he or she will be dropped from all laboratory classes.