Chemistry B.S. Degree & Options

Several areas of specialization are available at the undergraduate level. Each area is designed to enhance knowledge in the special area while maintaining a strong chemical orientation. Areas of specialization include, Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry (ACS certified), and Professional (ACS certified). Internships opportunities are also available for students who wish to incorporate practical work experience with their academic studies.

B.S. Degree in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry offers a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a M.S. degree in Geochemistry. The undergraduate degree is certified by the American Chemical Society and a student who fulfills the requirements described under the Professional Option will be certified by ACS. The undergraduate curriculum allows sufficient electives for students to tailor their program to match career objectives.

Biochemistry Option - This option is for students interested in pursuing careers in research and/or professional practice in biomedicine and health care, including careers in biotechnology, medicine, medical technology, pharmacy, dentistry, etc. Several transfer articulations have been developed for this option.

Professional Option - This option is certified by the American Chemical Society. Students completing this degree are recognized globally as having completed a rigorous curriculum, that includes advanced courses in inorganic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, biochemistry, and undergraduate research.

Environmental Chemistry Option - This option, which is certified by the American Chemical Society, is for students who also desire a strong background in the environmental sciences. Students pursuing this curriculum will take focused coursework in biology and environmental engineering.

Chemistry Minor

This minor requires that the student complete 19 to 22 credits of chemistry courses that span the major inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical sub-disciplines of chemistry. For many Montana Tech students completing the Chemistry Minor only requires taking one or two extra courses.