Chemistry and physics involve study of the fundamental principles and materials of the world around us. These degrees allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are universally sought by graduate schools, professional programs (such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), as well as by employers. Chemistry and physics graduates have the preparation to tackle many emerging world problems such as development of new medicines and medical devices, energy advances and security, sufficient food and clean water for a growing population, and advanced materials. With the demand for scientifically literate college graduates as strong as ever, a solid foundation in chemistry or physics is a must to stay on the cutting edge of nearly any science or engineering field. Numerous opportunities to engage in undergraduate research allow our graduates to build strong resumes to be ahead of the pack at graduation. Multiple concentrations allow students to match their educational path with career goals through specialized electives. The department participates in the Regents Engineering Pathways program. The department houses an American Chemical Society approved chemistry degree, and this accreditation allows awarding of nationally recognized certificates to qualifying graduates.