Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Tanya Shtoyko, Chair

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the Bachelor of Science in chemistry, the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, the Bachelor of Science in chemistry with a biochemistry emphasis, a minor in chemistry, a minor in biochemistry, a minor in physics, courses in geology, and teacher certification. The ability to double major in chemistry and biochemistry is also possible and is a strong option for students wanting to transition into a graduate, medical, or other professional health-related program. The chemistry and biochemistry programs are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  All graduates completing an ACS approved degree track will earn certification as an ACS-Certified Professional Chemist.

Chemistry High School Preparation

Students desiring to major in chemistry are expected to have a strong high school background in science and mathematics as well as good writing skills. Calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics are disciplines that the student should have studied in high school. Students who have not had these studies in high school may have additional prerequisite courses as part of their curriculum. Contact the chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for information and advisement.