Degrees and Programs

Bachelors Degree in Chemistry
Professional Chemistry

The field of chemistry is an excellent choice for those who are interested in any branch of science. Chemistry is often called the "central science" because principles learned in the study of chemistry are used in physics, engineering, geology, biology, environmental science, medicine, and other health sciences. Chemistry is the study of matter, the material things that surround us. Chemists study the properties of matter. They study atoms, the building blocks of matter, and how they react with each other to form compounds. Chemists also study the energy changes that take place in these reactions. An understanding of chemistry leads to the development of new materials and compounds used in a variety of applications such as new medicines, new manufacturing materials, and new sources of energy. Chemists study the environment and develop new pollution control techniques and methods to protect the environment.

This bachelor's degree in professional chemistry prepares a student for employment as a chemist. It also prepares a student for further study in a graduate degree or professional program. This degree is designed to meet American Chemical standards for a bachelor degree. Job opportunities for students with this degree are very good. Students with this degree can have careers in test laboratories, government laboratories, hospital laboratories, research and development, quality control, manufacturing, and many other areas.

Learning Outcomes for Bachelors Degree in Chemistry

In obtaining this degree, students will learn how to:

  • Use modern scientific instruments and interpret results
  • Apply principles used in chemistry to solve everyday problems
  • Think analytically
  • Use problem solving skills
  • Categorize information
  • Apply learned math skills
  • Develop laboratory skills
Suggested Semester Schedule

For more information, please contact the Chemistry Advisor or call (801)-863-8616.

Bachelors Degree in Chemistry
Biochemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter, the material things that surround us. The field of chemistry is an excellent choice for those who are interested in any branch of science. Chemistry is often called the "central science" because principles learned in the study of chemistry are used in physics, engineering, geology, biology, environmental science, medicine, and other health sciences. They study atoms, the building blocks of matter, and how they react with each other to form compounds as well as studying the energy changes that take place in these reactions.

Suggested Semester Schedule

For more information, please contact the Chemistry Advisor or call (801)-863-8616.

Bachelors Degree in Chemistry Education

The degree in chemistry education prepares a student to teach chemistry in secondary education. Students that complete this degree receive endorsements to teach chemistry. Completion of this program is dependent upon being accepted into the Secondary Education program through the School of Education. There is a great demand for teachers in chemistry and employment opportunities are excellent.

Learning Outcomes for Bachelors Degree in Chemistry Education

In obtaining this degree, students will learn how to:

  • Use modern scientific instruments and interpret results
  • Apply principles used in chemistry to solve everyday problems
  • Think analytically
  • Use problem solving skills
  • Categorize information
  • Apply learned math skills
  • Develop laboratory skills

For more information, please contact the Chemistry Advisor or call (801)-863-8616.

Bachelors Degree in Chemistry
Forensic Chemistry

The forensic chemistry emphasis prepares a student for work in a forensic laboratory. A forensic chemist is a professional chemist who analyzes evidence that is brought in from crime scenes and reaches a conclusion based on tests run on that piece of evidence. Classes deal with fingerprint and bloodstain pattern analysis, chemical trace analysis, impression evidence, etc. as well as criminal law. Job opportunities in the area of forensic chemistry are excellent.

Learning Outcomes for Bachelors Degree in Forensic Chemistry

In obtaining this degree, students will learn how to:

  • Use modern scientific instruments and interpret results
  • Apply principles used in chemistry to solve everyday problems
  • Think analytically
  • Use problem solving skills
  • Categorize information
  • Apply learned math skills
  • Develop laboratory skills

Check the printed catalog for specific degree requirements.

Suggested Semester Schedule

For more information, please contact the Chemistry Advisor or call (801)-863-8616.

Minor in Chemistry

The chemistry minor indicates to others that the student that obtains the minor has a good foundation in basic chemistry. Chemistry has come to be called the central science because so many other areas of study in science and in the health professions require a good background in chemistry. The minor in chemistry show employers and admission committees at professional and graduate schools that you have a good knowledge of chemistry.

For more information, please contact the Chemistry Advisor or call (801)-863-8616.