The Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry program is designed for students who plan to enter graduate school or the chemical industry and for preprofessional students preparing for admission to a school of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
The Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry program is particularly well suited to premedical students. Entrance requirements for most medical schools require an undergraduate program to include a general course in biology, general physics, English composition, a modern language and some calculus, in addition to a strong chemistry background. Premedical students should add to the Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry program two semesters of general biology (botany and zoology) and, perhaps, one advanced biology course as electives. Preprofessional counseling for science and health careers is available on campus.
The B. S. in chemistry program is built around the following core requirements. Prerequisites are elementary and intermediate algebra, plane geometry, trigonometry and one unit each of chemistry and physics.
- B.S. in Chemistry
- B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Cosmetic Science
- B.S./M.S. in Chemistry (with Pharmaceutical Chemistry Concentration - combined degree program)
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