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A Bachelor of Science in chemistry prepares you for a career in the physical sciences.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program gives you a unique insight into central areas of physical science. This program offers in-depth, hands-on instruction utilizing cutting-edge technology and modern instrumentation. Students can choose a broad training in chemistry or opt for a concentration in biochemistry. Small class sizes mean students are able to conduct lab and field research alongside faculty & have their findings published in leading scientific publications. Undergraduates have many opportunities to present their research at state, regional, & national levels in focus areas such as nanotechnology, organometallics, physical organic chemistry, radiochemistry, and thermal acoustics. UAFS chemistry graduates have begun successful careers with leading area manufacturers like Rockline Industries & national corporations like Walgreens. Others have chosen to continue their education through the UAFS Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program or Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.


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Concentration Options

Students completing the biochemistry concentration are prepared to continue their studies at the graduate level or medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, or pharmacy school as well as other health professional areas or direct employment in biomedical-related careers.


A minor in chemistry is also available for non-majors who are interested in a basic understanding of the field to provide a basis for advanced study. 

This 15-17-hour program complements degrees in all areas of science by providing a unique insight into the physical sciences.

What can I do with a degree in chemistry?

A chemistry degree can lead to many varied career paths in professions such as medicine, pharmacology, agriculture, chemical engineering, journalism, law, forensic science, and biochemistry. Many graduates also decide to continue their education by attending graduate school. 

Though salaries and outlooks vary based on career fields and levels of education, people with a chemistry degree earned a median salary of $81,810 at the national level in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our chemistry graduates pursue a variety of careers including:

  • biotechnologist
  • nanotechnologist
  • pharmacologist
  • pharmacist
  • toxicologist
  • family and general practitioner
  • physician/surgeon
  • pediatrician
  • optometrist
  • dentist
  • anesthesiologist
  • chiropractor
  • physician’s assistant

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the chemistry program will be able to demonstrate:

  • their knowledge of chemistry theory via standardized testing.
  • the ability to use the scientific method in the setting of a modern chemistry lab.
  • the ability to present research data to a professional audience in a professional manner.

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