Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Prepares students for medical school or other health professional schools, graduate study in biochemistry and related fields, or employment that requires baccalaureate education. Premedical and other health professional programs, including the Primary Care Pre-Admissions Program of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Students may also minor in biochemistry.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
The chemistry major tracks include coursework in biology, physics, mathematics and computing and is excellent preparation for a variety of careers in chemistry. We also offer a minor in chemistry.
There are five concentrations available for the Chemistry major:
This concentration prepares the student for graduate school or for a career in industrial or government laboratories. Especially important in this major are advanced laboratory courses, senior-level courses in advanced inorganic and advanced organic chemistry, and the individual research project. The professional chemistry program bears the approval of the American Chemical Society's Committee on Professional Training.
Prepares students for high school teaching.
Provides preparation for sales or management positions in the chemical and related industries.
Provides a solid background in chemistry with added emphasis in physics and physical chemistry. This emphasis is to a large extent in quantum chemistry, the theoretical study of the behavior of molecules based on the laws of physics. This allows one to study the properties of matter through theoretical and computational means. This track is suited for someone interested in going to graduate school and specializing in theoretical chemistry.
Introduces students to the field of forensic science, preparing them for graduate school or for a career in the laboratory. This degree track focuses on the application of chemistry in crime laboratories where evidence from crime scenes are analyzed. Paint chips, broken glass, gunshot residues, fire remains, legal and illegal drugs, and bodily fluids are typically analyzed. The track provides a solid background in chemistry along with some additional courses that would be of benefit for someone interested in pursuing a career in forensic science.