Eric Johnson, Ph.D., Chairperson

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Natural Sciences. The department also offers courses in physics and geology. Our goal is to promote the development of critical thinking and communication skills, while preparing students for a wide variety of careers. Some of the most common career paths for our graduates are:

  • laboratory research
  • work in the chemical industry
  • medicine
  • pharmacy
  • physical therapy
  • physician assistant studies
  • education (elementary through college)
  • work in scientific and biomedical sales

Students in these programs are encouraged to participate in cooperative education. 

Minor in Sustainability Studies

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a minor in Sustainability Studies to students from any major. Students will gain interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of ecology, economics and environmental ethics. They will also learn from local organizations that are addressing issues related to environmental sustainability through service learning.

Minor in Forensic Science

The Biology Department offers a minor in Forensic Science particularly designed for students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Criminology, Psychology, and Sociology.  The minor consists of 21 total credit hours, many of which satisfy major or liberal arts and science requirements.