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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

About the Program

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides high quality programs in both traditional and emerging fields of study which recognize and promote human and intellectual diversity. The following undergraduate academic degree programs are offered: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry; Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biochemistry; Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Chemistry; Bachelor of Science Biochemistry; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biotechnology.

The department provides options for students whose interests may range from traditional chemistry fields on the interface between chemistry and biology or that have a health-profession emphasis. The Minor in Chemistry program allows students to receive recognition for completing a chemistry program short of a double major.

The Bachelor of Science Program in Chemistry is approved as having met the requirements set forth by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. Graduates of this program are eligible to receive certification from the American Chemical Society. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is one of twelve departments within the State System of Higher Education to have this prestigious affiliation.

ESU is located in close proximity to several chemical and pharmaceutical companies. This provides many opportunities for chemistry students to explore internships and employment in their area of study.

Chemistry students may participate in undergraduate research programs. Under the supervision of a faculty mentor, these programs allow students to learn independently and solve problems. Students are exposed to advanced, specialized areas of chemistry and biochemistry.

Chemistry students also have many internship opportunities at regional chemical and pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi Pasteur, Royal Chemicals, and DSM.

The ESU Chemistry Club is a Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society and is open for membership to all ESU students with an interest in chemistry. The club members are very active in campus events and public service. The members plan field trips to local and regional industries where chemistry plays a major role in research and production. The ESU Chemistry Club members produce chemical demonstrations that are used to entertain and educate diverse audiences. The members plan and prepare the presentations under the supervision of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department faculty.

Are you interested in ...

  • Medicine
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Researching environmental problems
  • Discovering the world around us

Choose Chemistry at ESU

  • Small class sizes
  • New, state-of-the-art facilities
  • Practical field experiences
  • Qualified, experienced faculty
  • Frequent faculty interactions

Is Chemistry a career path for me?

Career Potential

  • Chemist
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Environmental Testing
  • Educator
  • Toxicologist
  • Government Scientist

Career Settings

  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Hospitals
  • Graduate School - Advanced Degrees
  • Laboratories
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

More detailed career information is available from the department.

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