The chemistry and biochemistry program is pleased to offer the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. This chemistry program continues the proud tradition at PSU of rigorous academic preparation of students for a variety of career options.
The program includes innovative activity-based learning in small classroom settings. Faculty teach all our lab classes, not graduate students. Chemistry lab sections range from 10 to approximately 20 students in upper level courses. Integration of chemistry majors within the program provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty and staff as teaching assistants, tutors, and laboratory preparers.
This exciting program is housed in the Boyd Science Center which includes state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms. A chemistry student center is available for tutoring and student interaction.
Students majoring in the BS in Chemistry select either the General or Environmental Chemistry option. The BS in Chemistry (both options) follows guidelines established by the American Chemical Society. The program includes a required undergraduate research and/or internship experience for both options and prepares students for admission to graduate and professional schools, as well as employment as professional chemists.