If you’re looking to pursue other fields of study outside of chemistry but still possess knowledge and an understanding of the chemistry field, then a B.A. in Chemistry might be the perfect degree for you. With this Bachelor of Arts degree, you will develop critical and creative thinking skills that will enhance success in other professions such as:

  • Medicine
  • Research 
  • Dentistry
  • Technical Writing
  • Teaching


A B.A. in Chemistry offers students a broader focus in chemistry. This means students have the option to choose from a diverse list of liberal art subjects and actively shape their education to their interest and also requires fewer credits than a B.S. degree.


Career Field

National interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines have highlighted the need for graduates trained in these areas, at all academic levels and as a matter of highest national significance.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and analyze the ways in which the substances interact with one another usually in laboratories and offices and typically work full time and keep regular hours.”


With a B.A. in Chemistry, the door to a variety of scientific careers will be open to you! You can work in laboratories or offices analyzing, creating, or synthesizing substances, as well as creating models and testing the predictive power of theories.


  • Chemist
  • Material Scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Geoscientist
  • Analytical Chemist

Expected employment growht of geoscientists between 2018-2028

Required Courses  
Item #Title Credits 
CHEM 111General Chemistry 14
CHEM 112General Chemistry 24
CHEM 201Research Methods in the Physical Sciences1
CHEM 221Modern Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry 14
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry 24
CHEM 341Physical Chemistry 14
CHEM 431Biochemistry 14
CHEM 462Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 475Research Methods in Chemistry4
 BS CHEM Electives Upper Division 4
 Sub-Total Credits40
Required Cognates  
Item #TitleCredits
MATH 181Calculus 14
PHYS 121General Physics 14
PHYS 122General Physics 24
 Sub-Total Credits12


Recomended Cognates  
Item #TitleCredits
MATH 182Calculus 24
MATH 283Calculus 34
CSIS 110Principles of Programing 13
PHYS 221General Physics with Calculus 11
PHYS 222General Physics with Calculus 21
 Intermediate Foreign Language6
 Sub-Total Credits13


Faculty Profiles

Jonathan Duarte, PhD

Mathematics & Physical Science
Associate Professor

Ryan Loga, PhD

Mathematics & Physical Science
Assistant Professor

Nicholas Madhiri, PhD

Professor and Department Chair

Gerald Springer, PhD