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Undergraduate Degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry majors have the opportunity to pursue either the Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The requirements to reach the BA or BS degree have been set forth by the University.

FLOWCHARTS FOR STUDENTS DECLARED WITH 2020-2021 CATALOG YEAR

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Chemistry BS/BA Emphases

There are 10 emphases offered to chemistry majors. Below you can see the course requirements for each emphasis.

Professional

Professional

A&E

Atmospheric & Environmental

Biology

Biology

business

Business

Chem Eng

Chemical Engineering

Geology

Geology

MSE

Materials Science & Engineering

Math

Mathematics

Physics

Chemical Physics

 

Teaching

Teaching

 

 

Flowcharts for Past Catalog Years

 

Elective Class Options

Some of the emphases have a variety of classes students can choose from. A list for each emphasis can be found below, as well as on a DARS. All students have the option to get approval to take classes not found on DARS, but must get permission from the chemistry advisor first.


BS/MS Degree in Chemistry

The BS/MS program in the Department of Chemistry is tailored to students interested in a focused and accelerated graduate degree program, combining graduate level coursework with research. The program allows advanced students to complete both their B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years, one year earlier than if the degrees were done separately. This gives students an advantage in the job market by providing them with more training, an advanced degree, more research experience and increased earning potential, or an advantage for entry into professional schools or Ph.D. programs. Students are accepted into the BS/MS program in the spring of their junior year. Click here for program details or contact Tascha Knowlton for more information. 


Minor in Chemistry

A chemistry minor requires a minimum of 20 semester hours of chemistry courses numbered 1210 or above, including two 3000-level or above courses (6 semester hours) in chemistry. More details about the chemistry minor and how to declare it can be found here.

  • Please email advisor@chem.utah.edu from your UMail account if you are interested in declaring a chemistry minor. Include your major and which chemistry classes you have taken and are planning to take. If you have any questions about the minor, email or attend drop-in hours (found here).
Last Updated: 8/16/21