The chemistry curriculum offers a number of degree options for students who wish to concentrate in chemistry. An A.B. in chemistry, with or without American Chemical Society (ACS) certification, a correlate sequence (minor) in chemistry, and an A.B. in biochemistry are all possible. Courses offered by the department also satisfy requirements for the Environmental Studies major.
Students are encouraged and expected to use sophisticated instrumentation at all levels of the curriculum.
Throughout the chemistry curriculum, lecture and laboratory courses are taught in conjunction with one another, and an emphasis is placed upon student use of instrumentation. The department strongly believes in the value of the undergraduate research experience, and therefore provides research opportunities for credit at all levels of the curriculum. A senior thesis based upon a student’s indpendent research project is required of all chemistry majors.