Bachelor of Science
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.
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?
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:
- family and general practitioner
- 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.