We offer four undergraduate major options. The list below will provide the requirements and standard timetable for obtaining these degrees.
- Standard Chemistry Major
- Course in Chemistry Major
- Standard Chemistry Major with a Biochemical Option
- Biochemistry Major
- Chemistry Minor
Students who are interested in graduate work in biochemistry should follow the Standard Chemistry Major with a Biochemical Option.
Why Study Chemistry
As the study of elementary substances, a chemistry or biochemistry major forms the foundation of many different careers. In addition to the traditional chemistry laboratory, Chemistry and Biochemistry majors find job opportunities in:
- Medical labs
- Crime labs
Many Chemistry and Biochemistry majors also enter into Health Fields including:
According to the American Chemical Society, the median salary for a professional with a BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry is $36,700 with less than 12 months experience; salaries increase with both experience and education:
Median Annual Salaries
Based on Chemistry/Biochemistry Degrees
|Less than 12 months||$36.7||$48.0||$60.0|
|More than 36 months||$40.0||$64.0||$75.0|
Median annual salaries $ in thousands, 2007 starting salaries
Source: ACS News, C&EN 2008.