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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry

Students in LabThe BS emphases require a common core of courses, but allows for a different concentration of advanced work according to the interests and career objectives of the student.

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) BS Certified Degree Emphases provide excellent preparation for immediate entry into the job market or for graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, molecular biology, nutrition, food science, materials science, and a wide variety of other fields.

                 ► Professional Chemistry Emphasis

                 ► Biochemistry Emphasis

                 ► Environmental Chemistry Emphasis

                 ► Chemical Education is available to students who complete an ACS-certified program, together with the Professional Educaiton program in secondary education.

  • BS with Life Science Emphasis degree is popular for students wishing to go on to medical or dental graduate programs. The life science emphasis is particularly appropriate for premedical and predental students who want a strong base for understanding the nature of chemical reactions in the body and the behavior of the drugs they will prescribe, or who want an attractive alternative should they decide ultimately not to pursue medical or dental school.
  • Chemistry Teaching Major is available to those who want a career in secondary education.
  • Composite Teaching Major in Physical Science is available to those who want a career in secondary education.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry

The BA degree requires the common core of courses and is complemented with proficiency in one or more language programs. This degree is an excellent choice for students with an interest in studying law or business and who have an interest in science.

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry

The BS in Biochemistry encompasses the study of the properties and functions of biological macromolecules, the mechanisms of action of enzymes, gene and protein regulation and expression, bioenergetics, and the metabolic pathways and processes that use and generate chemical and light energy. At its core, biochemistry recognizes and explains the unifying chemical principles that lie at the heart of the diverse expressions of life.

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Chemistry Minor

A chemistry minor can be accomplished by completing 10 credits of the required Principles of Chemistry Series with labs and 10 credits of chemistry elective courses with a C- or better.  A chemistry minor is a background to a number of majors.  The minor prepares you for graduate school, enhances many job opportunities, and gives you analytical skills that can benefit you in any career.

Note:  Prerequisites are required for enrollment in chemistry courses. 

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Chemistry Teaching Minor

A Chemistry Teaching Minor is only available to students pursuing a Teaching Major at USU.  The teaching minor can be accomplished by completing 14-15 credits of required courses and one 3-4 credit elective chemistry course with a C- or better.  Students are also required to complete two semesters of the SCED Clinical Experience for Science and two semesters of Teaching Science Methods courses.  With a chemistry teaching minor you are ready to start teaching a science course right away in secondary education. 

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