Department of Chemistry and Physics
The Department offers a four-year degree program leading to a B.S. in Chemistry. Within this program are several different tracks, each having its own unique requirements and emphasis.
The ACS Chemistry degree program has been certified and accredited by the American Chemical Society. It positions our students for immediate work in the field, graduate studies in Chemistry, and, with some additions, medical school or other health profession. The ACS Chemistry Four-Year Degree Plan lays out a schedule that allows for the completion of the medical school requirements in the first three years.
Our General Chemistry degree program requires slightly fewer chemistry courses than the ACS track making it ideally suited for those that wish to broaden their studies. As with the ACS degree, our graduates in this program are well positions for pursing the path of their choice after graduation. The General Chemistry Four-Year Degree Plan lays out a schedule that allows for the completion of the medical school requirements in the first three years.
Our Premedical Science degree program aims to prepare students for admission into medical school, a pharmacy program, dentistry, optometry, or other health related program. It represents a robust mix of chemistry and biology. Students pursuing this track should carefully consider whether to follow the Calculus or Algebra/Trig path through the program. UMMC in Jackson, MS, expects for students to have only had Algebra and Trig and the algebra based Physics for Life Sciences courses. The Premedical Science Chemistry Four-Year Degree Plan lays out a schedule that allows for the completion of the medical school requirements in the first three years.
Our Chem-Ed degree program is a joint effort between the Department of Chemistry and Physics and the College of Education. This program prepares students to be secondary education school teachers with a certification to teach Chemistry. With the addition of a few courses, this program would prepare one for certification to teach Physics as well. The Chemistry Education Four-Year Degree Plan lays out a schedule that allows the student to take the Praxis after the Junior year and participate in a Directed Internship their Senior year.
See Our Catalog Entry
For more information and a complete listing of all of our degree requirements and courses, see our entry in the 2015-2016 DSU Undergraduate Catalog.