Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Undergraduate Degree Programs


  • The B.A. Degree in Chemistry program is designed primarily to prepare graduates to teach at the high school level. To follow this career path a student must also earn a B.A. in Education. Both degrees must be selected upon entrance to Rowan. The program contains the core elements of the five sub-areas of chemistry. The capstone experience is a seminar course and a research project. This program may also be taken as a stand alone degree. It can also provide the foundation for science related careers in industry and government, including forensics. See a four year plan of courses here.
  • B.S. in Biochemistry: The B.S. Degree in Biochemistry, an interdisciplinary program, is designed to prepare students for a career in biochemistry or graduate studies. Completion of the degree requirements can also increase a student's chances of success in medical, dental or other related health programs by helping students develop a strong academic foundation needed for success in such professional schools. The program combines the value of a liberal education with appropriate classroom and laboratory training in chemistry, biology, math and physics. The focus is on a molecular approach to studying living systems. The biochemistry major can choose to specialize in related areas of chemistry, molecular biology, genetics or structural biology by a careful selection of elective courses. The emphasis in all courses is on the acquisition of a solid knowledge base combined with hands-on laboratory work using modern equipment. Each student is expected to carry out a laboratory based research project. See a four year plan for courses here. Click here to view the Advising Brochure.
  • Minor in Chemistry:  To obtain the Minor in Chemistry a student must complete the following courses: Chemistry I and II (or Advanced Chemistry I & II), Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistrty II (or Industiral Organic Chemistry), Analytical Chemistry, and one other 3 or 4 SH chemistry course that has Organic Chemistry II as a pre-requisite.

Graduate programs

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