Academic Programs


As a member of the department, you’ll gain a firm foundation through coursework as well as the scientific training and research experience necessary for employment or graduate education. Browse our majors and minors below to find out which one fits your skills and interests.

Undergraduate Programs

Chemistry: Chemistry is often called the 'central science' that connects physics, biology, engineering, and medicine.  A chemistry degree will help you gain a better understanding of our world at the molecular level and how we can develop new materials that improve and advance our society.  Within the chemistry program you can choose a standard, comprehensive degree or one with a concentration that matches your goals and interests.  You may also choose to get both your B.S. and M.S. degree through our unique 4+1 program!

Physics: The physics minor can strengthen your knowledge of fundamental science, provide the foundation for a broad range of technical fields, and allow you to adapt quickly to emerging technologies within your field.

Forensic Science: The forensic science program will teach you to apply scientific methodology to determine facts of legal significance.

Science Education:  If your career goal is to teach at the high school level, you can pursue an education degree with a concentration in either Chemistry or Physics.

Graduate Program

Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemistry:  Work one-on-one with a faculty member on an original research project while delving deeper into the fundamentals of chemistry in graduate-level coursework.   The M.S. in chemistry can serve to open new industrial opportunities or prepare you for professional or further graduate studies.



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