The College of Arts and Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Programs of Study


The Department of Chemistry offers excellent programs for students wishing to enter the field of Chemistry or to apply for admission to Health Professional schools in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, or Physical Therapy.

For more information about Chemistry and jobs in Chemistry, go to our page Why Should You Major in Chemistry?

All students entering Fall 2015 or later will follow one of the curricula below:

  • Chemistry: The Chemistry major is designed for those wishing to become working chemists, and is the basis for the Chemistry Pre-Health curricula shown below.
  • Chemistry / Professional: The Chemistry Professional option is designed for students who wish to become working chemists, as well as those who plan to attend graduate school in Chemistry.
  • Either of these majors also allows students to obtain the necessary qualifications for Forensic Science.

Chemistry is an excellent major to obtain the prerequisites for Pre-Health Professional Schools. To see why, go to our page Chemistry as a Pre-Health Major.

You may also choose a double major in Biology / Chemistry Pre-Health Sciences.

Students who began prior to Fall 2015 may continue to complete one of the two Physical Science curricula below. New students may not choose these options. Students wishing to complete the Chemistry curricula above should contact their advisor prior to changing majors.