Chemistry and Biochemistry
Within the chemistry department, four distinct majors are available, depending on your career interest. No matter which degree you choose, you’ll complete courses in College Chemistry, Calculus, University Physics, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.
The Chemistry track (offered as a BA, BS, or a minor) provides students with comprehensive knowledge on all major areas of chemistry. Students gain extensive lab experience and practical application. This major provides excellent preparation for either further study at the graduate level or for employment in a variety of chemistry fields.
Chemistry / Biochemistry BA
Students with a Biochemistry concentration receive extensive training in Chemistry classes and labs while also gaining further expertise in Biology. Develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in one of many scientific fields.
Chemistry / Pre-Medicine BA
Get the well-rounded liberal arts education today’s medical schools are looking for. The pre-med concentration in Chemistry is ideal undergraduate training for physicians, dentists and veterinarians. Additional opportunities include an overseas medical semester in Ecuador where students learn to be medically conversant in Spanish. To be considered for medical school, you’ll need to maintain a minimum 3.6 GPA and score well on the MCAT. Taylor provides help in preparing for the MCAT.
Chemistry / Environmental Science BS
This integrated major has a strong emphasis on the physical aspects of environmental studies, combining all the major chemistry classes with several environmental science classes. Students with this major are well-prepared for careers in environmental research or industrial or municipal environmental monitoring and control.
Chemistry Education BS
Secondary chemistry teachers are in high demand, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education prepares students to teach in secondary schools at either the middle school or high school level. Students experience student teaching to fulfill their requirements for teacher certification.