Students pursuing a bachelor of science degree from the Chemistry Department develop a working knowledge of basic chemical principles that prepares them for careers or graduate training in chemistry or engineering. Laboratory work, research ethics, and presentation skills are important parts of the major as well. All chemistry majors complete a senior research project. In addition, they may participate in one or more semesters of industrial experience.
The Science Center houses four well-equipped, modern laboratories, a classroom, study areas, a computer room, and faculty offices. Instruments available to chemistry students include atomic absorption (AA), Raman, Fourier transform Infrared (FTIR), gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GCMS), proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonances (PNMR and CNMR), high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), x-ray diffraction (XRD), ultra-violet visible spectroscopy (UV/VIS), and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR).