Biology & Chemistry
The Department of Biology & Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science in either Biology or Chemistry. The Biology B.S. degree has three options that meet different career aspirations of students. The Biology B.S. degree options in the area of concentration in Biology are: 1) Biology; 2) Biological Science Teaching; and 3) Environmental Science. Biology students interested in pursuing health-related careers such as pre-chiropracty, pre-dentistry, pre-medical technology, pre-medicine , pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy and pre-podiatry, pursue the Biology option. The B.S. degree in Chemistry can either be obtained by completing an area of concentration in professional Chemistry or a major in Chemistry. The professional Chemistry area of concentration is intended for students wanting to pursue a career in Chemistry, whereas the major in Chemistry is for students intending to pursue Chemistry careers that strongly intersect with other disciplines. There is only a single degree option for the professional Chemistry degree. There are three degree options for the major in Chemistry. These include: 1) General Chemistry; 2) Environmental Chemistry and; 3) Chemistry Teaching. Chemistry students interested in pursuing health-related careers such as pre-pharmacy, pre-medicine, and pre-optometry usually pursue the General Chemistry option of the major in Chemistry.
The Biology & Chemistry programs are designed to provide a strong foundation for the development of professionals in the specific areas outlined. The student must work closely with his/her advisor to assure that proper course sequences are followed. The Department of Biology & Chemistry also offers minors in both Biology and Chemistry.