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Chemistry, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Art degree is appropriate for a student not interested in graduate school who desires entry into a professional school, direct employment in industry or entry into a non-traditional field combining the knowledge of chemistry with another discipline. Combined with English, it makes possible a career as a technical writer or editor; with Environmental Studies, an environmental advocate; with Education, science teacher on both the primary and secondary levels; with Business, a technical manager, administrator or sales representative; and with Computer Science, a developer in “Bioinformatics”. The B.A. degree alone allows Chemistry majors to pursue admission into professional schools such as medical, or dental school as well as careers in forensic science, art conservation, food science, or nutrition.

The course of study normally pursued by B.A. Chemistry majors is:

First Year

Fall Semester

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Spring Semester

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester


1 Fulfills the Statistical Reasoning requirement of the Cornerstone Program.

2 Seminar and Thesis is required in each semester of the junior and senior years and satisfies the Capstone Experience requirement of the Cornerstone Program. Four credits are obtained in the second semester of the senior year.

3 Fulfills the Natural Scientific Inquiry requirement of the Cornerstone Program.


American Chemical Society Certification

B.A. chemistry majors desiring an American Chemical Society certified degree must complete BCH 343 - Biochemistry I  and have at least 172 hours of additional, for credit, chemistry or biochemistry laboratory experience in addition to the specific requirements listed above.

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