The mission of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is to:
- Increase the general culture of all students;
- Prepare high school science teachers;
- Provide basic training for preprofessional students in medicine, engineering and other professional fields; and
- Prepare biochemistry, chemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology majors for graduate study or industrial work.
The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded to biochemistry , biochemistry and molecular biology , and chemistry majors. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in physical science with emphasis in chemistry is awarded to students seeking teacher licensure. A minor is offered in chemistry .
As a rule, students with ACT math scores below 28 (R-SAT below 600) need leveling work before taking MATH 2350 . Students with ACT math scores between 19 and 21 (R-SAT between 450 and 500) should take UNIV 1030 (3 hours); those with ACT math scores between 22 and 24 (R-SAT between 510 and 540) should take MATH 1330 (3 hours) and MATH 1340 (2 hours); those with ACT math scores between 25 and 27 (R-SAT between 560 and 630) should take MATH 2300 (5 hours). Leveling work decreases the hours of electives in the biochemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry majors and increases the total hours in physical science with emphasis in chemistry major.
A nonrefundable fee is required in each course that has a laboratory.
Senior chemistry, biochemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology majors must take the Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) during their final semester.
Chair: Cindy White, Ph.D.
Dennis Matlock, Ph.D.
Dennis Province, Ph.D.
Keith Schramm, Ph.D.
Kevin Stewart, Ph.D.
Cindy White, Ph.D.
Michael Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Jaime Murphy, Ph.D.
Melinda Huff, M.S.
Heather Hollandsworth, M.S.E.
Luke Kays, M.A.T.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceNon-Degree