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Chemistry, B.A. & B.S.

Find your future at Humboldt. Hands-on learning forms the basis of our Chemistry program. In our close-knit classrooms, you’ll get to know your professors, connect with your fellow classmates, and get real-world experiences and first class instruction. Our modern instrumentation, such as NMR, FTIR, HPLC, GCMS, and a computational laboratory, are all available to undergraduate students. Our program provides a sense of care, support and belonging, and better prepares students to approach their chosen fields through close faculty contact and hands-on experience.

Why this Program

In our first-year learning community, you’ll chemically analyze a river water sample to determine the human impact on the natural environment.

We have active undergraduate research programs where you have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of chemistry.

Participate in the Free Radicals Chemistry Club, our department’s award winning student affiliate of the American Chemical Society.

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Degrees & Requirements

The B.A. degree provides less specialization in chemistry and greater opportunity for studies in other fields. This curriculum is recommended for those who wish to obtain a Standard Teaching Credential with Specialization in Secondary Teaching, students who wish to add a second major, and students switching from majors with different core courses.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

This B.S. fulfills the requirements for professional training established by the American Chemical Society, a national certifying agency. It is designed for students who will seek research positions in industry and governmental agencies and also prepares students who intend to continue study into the graduate level.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Career Outcomes

With a strong foundation in chemistry, you’ll be highly prepared for your future. Our degrees offer excellent preparation for job placement and graduate or professional school. Nearly all of our students go where they want to go after graduation.

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Geochemist
  • Inorganic Chemist
  • Organic Chemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical Chemist
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Did you know?

You’ll get to know your peers in the first year Stars to Rocks place-based learning community, which will familiarize you with Humboldt and the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, and introduce you to new friends.

Our small class sizes and experienced instructors provide a meaningful education, and you’ll gain support from your fellow students.

Chemistry students with additional skills or a highly specialized emphasis have special advantages in the job market.

Student standing in a river with a notebook looking at the camera

Ready to find what
your future holds?