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Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
Our Undergraduate Programs
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry focuses on analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and is ACS approved.
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.
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.
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.
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
Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the major sub-disciplines of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Identify lab tools appropriate for specific purposes and use them effectively.
Explain how chemical and biochemical reactions proceed, what governs the rate at which they occur, and what dictates the extent to which they occur.
Apply critical thinking and quantitative skills to solve problems in the fundamental areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
a. Effectively communicate technical information in the discipline to other professionals in the field in written form.
b. Effectively communicate technical information in the discipline to other professionals in the field in oral form.
6. Responsibly design, safely perform, and critically analyze the results of experiments that involve the measurement of chemical or biochemical quantities, the synthesis and purification of chemical or biochemical reaction products, or the simulation or modeling of chemical or biochemical systems.