Majors

Choose a competitive focus area of Chemistry or Biochemistry and select advanced CHM, Mathematics, and related cognate courses to specialize your degree. Minors, co-majors, or micro-credentials will enhance your degree, or consider a simultaneous M.S. degree to jumpstart your career.

An enormous range of occupations is available to a person with training in chemistry or biochemistry, such as working in the physical sciences, the life sciences, or the health sciences.
After graduation, our CHM undergraduates pursue careers in the chemical industry, life/ health sciences, and teaching’ medical school; graduate school; pharmacy school; and law school.

Chemistry focus areas include Engineering; Forensics; Foods, Flavors, and Fermentation; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Environmental; Technical Management and Sales.

Biochemistry focus areas include Pre-health Sciences; Biotechnology & Computational Modeling; Bioengineering.

The Department offers four different undergraduate degrees.

B.S. Degree in Chemistry

Graduates of the B.S. Chemistry program are certified by the American Chemical Society. This is a research-oriented degree designed for students interested in becoming professional scientists.
Students can focus on the following areas to help enhance their degree.

B.S. Degree in Chemistry Focuses: Engineering; Forensics; Foods, Flavors, and Fermentation; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Environmental

B.S. Degree in Biochemistry

The B.S. in Biochemistry was created in accord with American Chemical Society guidelines and is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This program is designed for students who wish to become professional scientists with a strong foundation in biochemistry.
Students can focus on the following areas to help enhance their degree.

B.S. Degree in Biochemistry Focuses: Pre-health Sciences; Biotechnology and Computational Modeling

B.A. Degree in Chemistry

The B.A. degree in Chemistry is most often selected by students intending to pursue professional school in medicine or other science-related areas or those intending to teach high school science. The degree offers a strong foundation of classroom and laboratory experience but permits sufficient flexibility for students in pre-professional programs or double majors.

For those students interested in a career in technical sales and management or looking to pursue law school, the Technical Management and Sales focus will help to enhance the BA Chemistry degree.

B.A. Degree in Chemistry Focus: Technical Management and Sales

B.A. Degree in Biochemistry

The B.A. degree in Biochemistry program is designed for students looking to pursue professional school in medicine or teach high school science while having a well-balanced college experience. BA degree students often choose to pursue a second major and take advantage of study abroad opportunities.

For those students interested in a career in Bioengineering or looking for postgraduate education in the engineering field, the Bioengineering focus will help to enhance the BA Biochemistry degree and prepare students for the future.

B.A. Degree in Biochemistry Focus: Bioengineering

Teacher Certification

Both our B.A. Chemistry and B.A. Biochemistry degrees are compatible with teacher licensure. Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major must observe the rules, procedures, and restrictions pertaining to admission to a licensure cohort as outlined by the College of Education, Health & Society. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education, Health & Society, 202 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6317, ehs@MiamiOH.edu.