Undergraduate Programs

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

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Our Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Our Undergraduate Programs


Chemistry B.S.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry focuses on analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and is ACS approved.

Biochemistry B.S.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry explores the molecular bases of biological processes in living cells and organisms. 

Note: A double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry provides our undergraduates with an exceptional experience and preparation for top-rated graduate and professional schools.

Chemistry B.A.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Chemistry generally plan to pursue other areas such as law, library science, technical writing, public relations, or sales. This major provides a strong foundation for students planning to go to professional schools such as medical or pharmacy school.

Biochemistry B.A.

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biochemistry do so because it is a field that complements areas such as law, library science, journalism, public relations, sales, or education. The major also provides a strong foundation for students planning on attending professional schools, such as medical, dental or pharmacy school, while providing curricular flexibility to complete professional school prerequisites requirements. 

All Courses

For a complete listing of Chemistry and Biochemistry courses visit the Public Course Catalog. Enter “Duluth” in the Institution and Campus fields; and enter "CHEM" in the Subject Area, then click “Search.”

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire a fundamental knowledge base in the major sub-disciplines of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  2. Use the current tools employed by professionals in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  3. Develop chemical and/or biochemical intuition to visualize how chemical and biochemical reactions proceed, what governs the rate at which they occur, and what dictates the extent to which they occur.

  4. Apply critical thinking and quantitative skills to solve problems in the fundamental areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  5. Effectively communicate (orally and in written form) technical information in the disciplines to other professionals in the field.

  6. Apply experience with lab techniques and data analysis to responsibly design, safely perform and critically analyze the results of experiments which involve 1) the measurement of chemical or biochemical quantities, 2) the synthesis and purification of chemical or biochemical reaction products and 3) the simulation or modeling of chemical or biochemical systems.