The Department of Chemistry offers a wide variety of majors, pre-professional pathways, and minors for undergraduate students.
Earn a Bachelor of Science with any of our seven majors:
- ACS Biochemistry
- ACS Chemistry
- ACS Chemistry (Teaching)
- ACS Environmental Chemistry
- ACS Materials Chemistry
- Chemistry (General)
- Physical Science Teaching
A bachelor's degree in chemistry equips graduates for employment and prepares them for advanced study in chemistry and other related areas.
Five of our major programs meet the guidelines established and approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Graduates of these majors will be certified as professional chemists by ACS—a great resumé booster!
The Chemistry Department advises students in several pre-professional sequences.
These sequences are not degree programs but rather are intended to prepare students for careers in medicine, veterinary work, dentistry, forensics (PDF), and more.
Check out all the pre-professional pathways offered by WSU as well as the admission requirements for each pre-professional track (PDF).
Pair your chosen major with one of our three minors:
Chemistry majors are required to take courses that may not be offered every year.
Students in the following programs should be cognizant when planning for their degree:
- Chemistry (ACS) majors are required to take CHEM 451 (Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II), which is offered every even-numbered spring.
- Chemistry (General) majors are required to take CHEM 436 (Topics in Environmental Chemistry), which is offered every odd-numbered spring.
- Materials Chemistry (ACS) majors are required to take CHEM 411 (Synthesis and Characterization of Materials), which is offered every odd-numbered spring.