Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Invent new pharmaceuticals. Create new materials. Use your aptitude for scientific advancement.

A chemistry degree prepares you for immediate employment or continued study at the graduate level. The chemistry major (like biology) is one that is often pursued by pre-professional students who are interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry or pharmacy.

Engage in independent research under the mentorship of the science faculty. Form your own questions, and then design and conduct experiments to find answers. Apply your chemistry knowledge in laboratory classes while developing the collaboration skills necessary to become a successful scientist.

Main Campus: Historical Misenheimer

The undergraduate chemistry program, in the division of arts and sciences, is available at Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and learning opportunities provide the foundation for launching an exciting science-based career.


Our chemistry program curriculum requires a minimum investment of 59 semester hours (SH). The curriculum in chemistry includes a course in general chemistry and further study in each of the five major fields of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

Degree Requirements for a Major in Chemistry

Core Courses

  • CHEM 301 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 302 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 403 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 404 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 405 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 406 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 411 Junior Research
  • CHEM 501 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 502 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 505 Senior Inorganic Chemistry
    (Students in med. field may sub. Chem 503 for Chem 505 & 508)
  • MATH 302 Calculus I
  • MATH 303 Calculus II, and
  • MATH 420 Differential Equations
  • MATH 400 Linear Algebra
  • PHYS 301 General Physics I, or
  • PHYS 303 Calculus-Based General Physics I
  • PHYS 302 General Physics I, or
  • PHYS 304 Calculus-Based General Physics II
  • CHEM 505 Senior Inorganic Chemistry
    (Students in med. field may substitute Chem 503 for Chem 505 & 508)
  • CHEM 507 Senior Seminar
  • CHEM 508 Senior Inorganic Lab
  • CHEM 511 Senior Research
  • COMP XXX An approved course in Computer Information Systems

Requirements for a Minor in Chemistry (24 SM)

  • CHEM 301 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 302 General Chemistry II

All chemistry majors must take additional courses as determined by the student and the chair of the chemistry department.

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.


Interested in a career in chemical health and safety? Research and development? How about crystallography or the formulation of new chemical compounds? The options are plentiful; with a degree in chemistry, you can work in environmental protection or even forensic chemistry, or you can go on to get an advanced degree in pharmacy, optometry or medicine.

Ready to get started? Apply now.

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