College of Arts and Sciences

BA in Chemistry

Our chemistry program is certified to meet the standards set by the American Chemical Society, the largest scientific society in the world

About the Major

chemistry

 

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

Degree Requirements  

A total of 58 credits is required that includes core chemistry courses and electives, as well as courses in  physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Required Courses

The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry requires a total of 39 credits in core chemistry courses such as:


  • College Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis  
  • Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II  
  • Physical Chemistry I and Physical Chemistry II

Learn more

Additional Requirements

You must complete an additional 6 credits of advanced chemistry courses, as well as 8 credits of physics and mathematics courses, and a computer science course such as:

  • Calculus-Based Physics I  
  • Calculus-Based Physics III
  • Algebra-Based Physics I  
  • Calculus I and Calculus II  
  • Programming Foundations  

Learn more

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry students will:

  • Learn fundamentals of chemistry and build to more complex concepts.
  • Learn the language of chemistry: compounds, structures, naming, and chemical reactions.
  • Understand the context of the answer to a problem and apply the answer to their model of how the physical world operates. Be able to assess this model of the physical world.
  • Use reason and logic in the solving of chemical problems.
  • Be able to understand and perform fundamental laboratory procedures and build to more complex procedures.
  • Interpret instructions and collect, evaluate, and interpret data in the chemistry laboratory.
  • Gain an understanding of the main areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and inorganic.
  • Be able to process and translate written information in order to solve a problem or perform a laboratory procedure.
  • Be able to express and convey information in both oral and written formats.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Pre-Pharmacy Option

In conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph Pharmacy School <University of Saint Joseph Pharmacy School>, you can earn a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years. Students who have been accepted into the Pharmacy Program at Saint Joseph’s will complete requirements for the BA in Chemistry at Saint Joseph’s during their senior year, as they begin their pharmacy coursework.

Learn more

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Pre-Pharmacy Option

In conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph Pharmacy School, you can earn a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years. Students who have been accepted into the Pharmacy Program at Saint Joseph’s will complete requirements for the BA in Chemistry at Saint Joseph’s during their senior year, as they begin their pharmacy coursework.

Learn more

Learning Outcomes Chemisry with Pre-Pharmacy Option

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Pre-Pharmacy Option students will:

  • Learn fundamentals of chemistry and build to more complex concepts.
  • Learn the language of chemistry: compounds, structures, naming, and chemical reactions.
  • Understand the context of the answer to a problem and apply the answer to their model of how the physical world operates.  Be able to assess this model of the physical world.
  • Use reason and logic in the solving of chemical problems.
  • Be able to understand and perform fundamental laboratory procedures and build to more complex procedures.
  • Interpret instructions and collect, evaluate, and interpret data in the chemistry laboratory.
  • Gain an understanding of the main areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and inorganic.
  • Be able to process and translate written information in order to solve a problem or perform a laboratory procedure.  
  • Be able to express and convey information in both oral and written formats.

Start your UHart journey today. Take the next step.