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With small class sizes and collaborative learning opportunities, you’ll be well prepared for the laboratory and research work you’ll do as a chemistry major. Our “flipped classroom” model turns the tables on traditional classroom learning, bringing problem-solving activities into the classroom. Our curriculum is enhanced by technology so you are always using the most up-to-date research and methodology.

Ever use a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrophotometer or perform high performance liquid chromatography? With facilities like those here at UHart, you’ll be solving real-world problems in your labs. Whether you’re co-authoring research to publish with one of your professors, working on projects with your classmates, or developing your presentation skills for trips to regional and national conferences, you’ll benefit from having hands-on experience with our state-of-the-art equipment.

Nearly all of our students do research, and many go on to do graduate work in their field of study. Whether you want to be a quality control chemist in an environmental lab, a product application specialist, or an investigator for a government agency like the FDA, at the University of Hartford you’ll develop the skills needed for success in a rewarding career in chemistry.


Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program is primarily for students who have a special interest in chemistry but who intend to pursue careers in such fields as medicine, dentistry, education, or business.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science (BS) program is designed to meet the standards set by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students who complete the BS program will be ACS certified upon graduation. This program offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in chemistry or related professions. With its heavier concentration in science and mathematics, it prepares a student for positions in the chemical industry or for graduate school.

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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy agreement with the University of St. Joseph

The University of Hartford, in conjunction with the University of St. Joseph Pharmacy School, offers a path to earn both a BA in chemistry and PharmD degree in six years. Students who expect to transition from the BA in chemistry to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at St. Joseph’s University should discuss this option with their adviser and the chair of the Department of Chemistry as soon as they arrive on campus, as there are particular courses students must complete to be eligible for matriculation at St. Joseph’s.

Eligible students must apply for admission to the St. Joseph’s program during the summer before junior year. Students accepted into the Pharmacy Program at St. Joseph’s will complete their requirements for the BA in chemistry at St. Joseph’s during their senior year as they begin their pharmacy coursework. The BA degree is awarded after the first completed year at the University of St. Joseph. For more information about the program’s requirements, please consult with the Chair of the Department of Chemistry.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Biology

This Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program provides heavy involvement in both disciplines and is designed mainly for students planning careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or other health science fields, or for those who plan to do graduate work in biochemistry or biology. Students are advised to concentrate in one or both fields by completing, in addition to the core program, the requirement for a baccalaureate degree in at least one of the disciplines.

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