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Concentrations within the Chemistry Major and the Chemistry Minor

Chemistry Major with Concentrations

We offer 3 concentrations in chemistry so that students can focus in areas of modern chemistry.  One of the most compelling reasons to offer concentrations is to provide students with a modern but flexible curriculum that maximizes choice. 

Chemical Biology          

Environmental Chemistry    

Materials/Industrial Chemistry


The American Chemical Society also provide a certification for students who complete a bachelor's degree meeting the ACS guidelines.  An ACS-certified degree signifies that a student has completed an integrated, rigorous program including introductory and foundational course work in chemistry and in-depth course work in chemistry or chemistry-related fields. The certified degree also emphasizes laboratory experience and the development of professional skills needed to be an effective chemist.  

ACS Certification  with or without a concentration 

Chemistry Minor

The minor is recommended for those students whose major interests are in other academic areas, which can be strengthened by a concentration in chemistry.

Required Courses:

  • CHEM 125
  • three of the foundation labs CHEM 201, 202, 203 and 205
  • 20 credits from chemistry courses numbered 250 or higher..