Chemistry, B.S.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is available at the following locations:

About this Program

While pursuing a chemistry degree, students will have many opportunities for undergraduate research, preparing them for postgraduate chemistry study programs.

This program offers a hands-on approach to learning, and research projects provide chemistry majors the unique opportunity to apply concepts to today’s most challenging scientific questions.  Welch Foundation-funded research in chemistry continues to shape and direct the interests of our students, leading them to pursue graduate degrees in or related to chemistry. Recent program participants are in or have recently completed Ph.D. chemistry programs (Texas A&M, Auburn). Others are currently enrolled in medical school (Texas Tech), pharmacy school and biomedical graduate programs. Research and public presentation experiences garnered through the Welch-funded research continue to be invaluable preparation for our students, helping to insure their success in post-graduate programs. The university continues to support our undergraduate research programs with undergraduate research tuition credit, additional research supplies funding, and significant funding for students to travel to conference presentations. Recent research includes:

 • Alternative Methods of Microfluidic Prototyping, Ethan Nicholson and Dr. Moore

 • Identifying and Purifying Breast Cancer Cells Cytotoxins from Plant Sources, Makayla Nicholson and Dr. Gray

 • Validation of the Breast Epithelial Cell Line Eph4-ev as a Non-tumorigenic Control to the 4T1 Tumorigenic Breast Cancer Cell Line, Alana Quackenbush and Dr. Reinhart

With a low student-to-professor ratio, students receive highly-personalized classroom experience, facilitating individual success. This degree curriculum covers study in the major areas of chemistry. Students will take general, analytical, organic, and physical chemistries, biochemistry, geochemistry, and instrumental analysis courses in order to earn a bachelor of science in chemistry. This degree requires 40 credit hours of course specific study.  The major requires 40 hours, of which 32 hours are upper level.

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry requires 124 course hours. The major requires 40 hours, of which 32 hours are upper level.

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Faculty

The School of Math & Science has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations

  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • Promotes research and scholarly activities among students.
  • Hosts an annual statewide meeting for active, university chapters.
  • Encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.

Careers

  • Academic Professional Staff
  • Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  • Applied Research and Product Development
  • Astrochemistry
  • Basic Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Cheminformatics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Information Management Specialist
  • Chemistry Professor
  • Chemistry and the Law
  • Chemistry in the Arts
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Consulting
  • Crystallography
  • Dyes, Pigments and Inks
  • Environmental Protection
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Formulation Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Health and Safety
  • High School Chemistry Teacher
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Management
  • Lab Management
  • Materials Science
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Military Science and Technology
  • Nanochemistry
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Oil and Petroleum
  • Paints, Pigments, and Coatings
  • Personal Care Chemistry
  • Polymer
  • Process Chemistry
  • Project Management
  • Public Information and Outreach
  • Public Health
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Science Policy
  • Social Impact/Activism
  • Toxicology
  • Technical Communication
  • Technical Sales and Marketing
  • Technical Support
  • Textile Chemistry
  • Water Chemistry

School of Math and Science Events

February 24, 2021

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February 26, 2021

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March 1, 2021

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Clinical Teaching second rotation begins
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March 3, 2021

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March 5, 2021

Midterm Deficiency Reports...

Midterm deficience reports are due.
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March 10, 2021

Chapel - Creation Care

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March 11, 2021

Third of Four Tuition and F...

Third of four (4) tuition and fees payments due for Spring 2021 Term
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March 17, 2021

Chapel - David Foster - Bib...

ChapelDavid Foster - Biblical Character, Samson
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March 19, 2021

Last Day to Officially Drop...

Today is the last day to officially drop or withdraw with a "W".Be sure to see the University Registrar's office for details on what paperwork need...
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March 21, 2021

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week S...

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session registration ends.
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March 22, 2021

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WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session begins.
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March 24, 2021

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