The Department of Chemistry offers three undergraduate degrees. The three degree programs have courses in common at the freshman and sophomore levels, but differ in upper division curricula depending on career choices.
- The Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry: intended for students who are primarily interested in careers as professional chemists or seek a deeper knowledge of chemistry in preparation for graduate school in chemistry or professional schools in other disciplines such as medicine.
- The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry: for students who are interested in careers in other fields and need a flexible curriculum to allow for courses meeting requirements outside the chemistry degree, for example, medical school or double majors, although many of these students do pursue graduate degrees in chemistry.
- The Bachelor of Science in Medicinal Chemistry: intended for students who are primarily interested in careers as professional medicinal chemists, such as in the pharmaceutical industry, or seek a broader knowledge of chemistry in combination with related technical courses in physiology, anatomy and other sciences in preparation for graduate school in chemistry or professional schools.