Ignite your scientific training
Explore all the possibilities and prepare for a wide range of career options in the chemical sciences. Our department offers two undergraduate programs certified by the American Chemical Society to educate and equip you for a successful career in chemical sciences. We also offer a teaching track to prepare you for the high-school classroom. As you practice chemical reasoning, learn quantitative and instrumental analysis, and complete detailed studies of matter, you’ll learn to use scientific knowledge for advanced innovation and global sustainability. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to choose from a variety of career fields including research and development, manufacturing, law and policy, quality and regulatory control, environment and health, higher education, and high school teaching.
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry :: MINORS
Focus Your Passion
Our department offers four different tracks that cater to your research interests and career goals. Those who are pursuing graduate studies and professional programs are encouraged to earn an ACS-approved degree. Discover which program works best for you.
ACS Professional Track
Our ACS professional degree track is approved by the American Chemical Society and prepares you for a wide variety of careers in industry, government and education. You’ll take additional courses in physical chemistry, biochemistry, advanced inorganic chemistry and instrumental analysis. When you graduate, you’ll meet the criteria for a professional chemist as stated by the American Chemical Society.
ACS Certified with Biochemistry Emphasis
Combine your passion for medical discovery and STEM innovation with our biochemistry emphasis. Our program is certified by the American Chemical Society and prepares you for careers in health sciences, academia and chemical research. You’ll take additional courses in cell biology, biochemistry, advanced inorganic chemistry and instrumental analysis. When you graduate, you’ll meet the criteria for a professional chemist as stated by the ACS.
Note: We recommend this track to students interested in medical school.
Chemistry Teaching Emphasis
Take your knowledge to the high-school classroom with our teaching emphasis option. You’ll take additional courses in chemistry lab design, biology and advanced chemistry. Our combined education program also offers courses in learning process and development, project-based learning in STEM and pedagogy. When you graduate, you’ll be certified to teach at the secondary level (grades 7-12).
The chemistry degree offers a strong foundation in chemical sciences. Our comprehensive program provides the knowledge needed to continue graduate studies or pursue careers in the chemical and health care industry. While here, you’ll apply basic theories and practices of chemistry in the laboratory through our research opportunities.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY
Earn a chemistry degree from one of our ACS approved programs. We offer a professional and biochemistry emphasis to meet your STEM career goals and lead you towards success.
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the State of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry :: Careers
As a chemistry student, you can branch into other fields of study at the graduate level or focus on a specific area of chemistry that matches your interest. You can become a highly valued scientist, providing companies with your knowledge and approach to problem-solving toward physical, life and applied sciences. Graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce chemistry students.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry :: FEATURED COURSES
You will consider the reactions of aliphatic compounds in terms of molecular orbital theory, carbonium ion, carbanion and free radical reaction mechanisms.
You will learn the fundamental theories of chemistry, involving a detailed study of the properties of matter in the gaseous, liquid, and solid states.
In this course, you will cover the theories and techniques of classical quantitative analysis and modern instrumental analysis
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.