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Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry prepares students for careers in industry and for entry to graduate school or professional schools in areas of chemistry, medicine, dentistry or law. The program includes solid emphasis on laboratory skills, scientific principles and mathematics in practical, industrially-oriented areas of chemistry. Students can specialize or explore a particular area of chemistry or prepare for an advanced degree by selecting from a wide range of technical electives. It is recommended that each student carry out an undergraduate research project with a faculty mentor. The faculty have expertise in areas such as energy, fuels, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, materials, environmental chemistry and pollution control. Research areas include analytical and environmental chemistry at industrial and microchip scales, synthesis of organic and inorganic materials in green solvents, computer-aided drug design, laser diagnostics of elementary processes, kinetics, thermo-chemistry and thermodynamics.


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