BS Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program prepares students to understand the scientific discovery process, while improving their ability to reason and critically analyze evidence and supporting information. Featured among our program offerings are many courses with intensive laboratories that utilize our equipment laboratory complete with FT-IR, UV-Vis, HPLC, GC-MS, Real-time PCR, FAAS, NMR, WaveNow Potentiostat, and more.

Key Program Features

Learn the knowledge and skills to become a scientist and work in laboratory, go on to graduate school, enter professional programs in healthcare fields, or pursue related jobs

Work directly with Ph.D. faculty and receive hands-on experience with modern laboratory instrumentation

Have the opportunity to participate in faculty-mentored research and present your work at regional or national scientific meetings

Program Details

Students have the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research for a unique one-on-one learning experience that often culminates in presenting at regional or national conferences. Our students receive individual attention and access to faculty and instrumentation that are nearly impossible to find at larger universities.


We have recent graduates working at Pfizer, Dupont, Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Renner Wood Coatings, and county Soil & Water Conservation offices. Our graduates are also attending M.S. and Ph.D. programs at NC State University; University of Nottingham (UK); UNC Charlotte; and Pharm.D. programs at Campbell University, Colorado University, and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

More Information

Core (49SH):

  • CHE 221 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 222 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 320 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 332 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 420 Biochemistry
  • CHE 421 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHE 422 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHE 431 Inorganic Chemistry
  • MAT 255 Calculus I
  • MAT 256 Calculus II
  • PHY 331 University Physics I
  • PHY 332 University Physics II

Choose 10 semester hours from the following:

  • CHE 310 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHE 420L Biochemistry Lab
  • CHE 425 Biochemistry II
  • CHE 461 Senior Research & Seminar I
  • CHE 462 Senior Research & Seminar II
  • CHE 463 Senior Research & Seminar III
  • CHE 470 Special Topics in Chemistry
  • CHE 490 Chemistry Internships
  • Work as a Chemist/Biochemist/Physical Scientist in a laboratory environment.
  • Pursue an advanced degree in Chemistry or a related discipline.
  • Enter a professional school program, such as Pharmacy, Medical School, or other healthcare-related field.
  • Work in a related field, such as education, science journalism, patent law, technical writing, sales representatives, etc.