Chemistry & Biology Major

The Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry offer a joint curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology. The focus is on the intersection of these two subject areas, encompassing Biochemistry and Chemical Biology. Students in the program are full members of both departments, with one academic advisor from each department.

Careers

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology prepares students for careers that involve applications of both subjects, including the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as further graduate study in biochemistry, molecular biology, and chemical biology. The interdepartmental major program also provides a strong foundation for the study of clinical and research careers in medicine and related health professions.

Curriculum

The curriculum provides strong foundations in both Chemistry and Biology, with flexibility in elective subjects that enables students to tailor their major program to their specific interests within the broad interface of Biology and Chemistry.

Chemistry & Biology Major Roadmaps

Undergraduate Chemistry majors can obtain a strong background in biochemistry by completing an American Chemical Society-certified (ACS) biochemistry program, for details about this option, click here.