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Chemistry Program Requirements

Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most up-to-date chemistry degree requirements for all program options.

Chemistry Program Overview

There are a number of degree programs for chemistry majors:

  • B.A. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry - Biochemistry
  • B.S. in Chemistry - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • B.S. in Inclusive Adolescence Education - Chemical Education (dual major)

Regardless of which program you choose, your first two years at Fisher will involve the same sequence of intro courses. This will give you plenty of time to decide which degree program is right for you!

In addition, you will take two one-credit courses, Sophomore Seminar and Senior Seminar.

Sophomore Seminar will introduce you to career, graduate school, and research opportunities.

In Senior Seminar, the "capstone" chemistry course, you will give a formal seminar on a current research topic in chemistry or biochemistry.

» Chemistry Degree Requirements

B.A. in Chemistry Program

The B.A. degree is designed to allow you to study a wider variety of disciplines. You'll take the core chemistry courses in general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, but also take enough additional courses in other departments to complete a major in chemistry and a minor in another field.

» B.A. Chemistry Degree Requirements

B.S. in Chemistry Programs

    The B.S. degree provides excellent preparation for careers which require an in-depth chemistry background, for graduate study in chemistry or biochemistry leading to the Ph.D. degree, or for professional studies in medical, dental, veterinary, and law schools.

    » B.S. Chemistry Degree Requirements

    » B.S. Chemistry - Biochemistry Degree Requirements

    » B.S. Chemistry - Pharmaceutical Chemistry Degree Requirements

    B.S. in Inclusive Adolescence Education - Chemical Education (Dual Major)

    If you think you'd like to teach chemistry at the middle or high school level, Fisher offers the option to earn a Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Adolescence Education - Chemical Education degree.

    Male and female Chemistry students in a lab setting

    What Students Say About Fisher's Chemistry Department

    "The Chemistry faculty really care about what happens to the students while they are at Fisher and after they graduate."

    Seminar student

    "Dr. Walczak is the kind of professor that helps keep your drive for knowledge going!"

    Organic Chemistry student

    "I find myself putting all of my free time into this course because I'm not the only one who cares - so does the professor - which helps to motivate me."

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