The AU Chemistry program is nationally accredited with students having the option of obtaining an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degree. In contrast to the BS Chemistry program, the BA Chemistry program provides a platform to build a highly customized interdisciplinary education with an emphasis in a STEM discipline. This degree is intended for a student who wants to couple a chemistry degree with a second major or a minor to have multiple strengths that allow optimum targeting of the emerging marketplace. Multiple strengths within your degree may make you the best candidate for entry to a professional program such as medical school, dental school, or other health program by coupling a physical science with a second major in a biological science, social science or liberal arts.
Students complete Areas A-E for science majors. In Area F students begin to select options to best meet their career goals. Within the major you will have 11h of required coursework and select 4 additional upper level chemistry courses and choose an upper division laboratory experience. Student will choose from among traditional areas (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical) and specialty areas (forensic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, medicinal chemistry, water chemistry). Students are required to complete a minor or a second major to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary preparation.
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Progression & Graduation Requirements
- A minor or additional major is required as part of this curriculum.
- Exit Exam: Completion of ACS DIagnostic of Undergraduate Chemistry Knowledge Exam with a minimum score of 25 correct.