Degrees

The Chemistry department at CSUDH is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Under the new (2008) ACS Guidelines, individual degree tracks are no longer approved by ACS. The approval of the chemistry department/program authorizes the chair to certify the graduates of any degree tracks that satisfy the requirements described in the guidelines booklet.

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The Chemistry department at CSUDH offers the following degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Biochemistry option
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry General Chem. option

A Degree in Chemistry with either a B.A. or B.Sc. will prepare students for graduate work in chemistry, biochemistry or pharmacy; teaching; employment in the chemical industry or government; entry into professional schools such as medicine, graduate, or dentistry; or entry into law school with a view toward specialization in patent or environmental law.

For the recommended curriculum for each of our degrees (including transfer students planning on graduating in either 2 or 4 years) go to the CSUDH roadmaps website and look for the option that interests you.

Chemistry

  The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is ideal for students who plan to enter graduate programs in chemistry or other closely related sciences.  The B.S. program is approved by the ACS and students graduating with this degree will be certified by the Society and will receive a certificate from the ACS. 

  The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry fulfills the requirements of those students who are pursuing premedical or predental programs as well as those who plan to enter fields such as business, environmental or patent law, where a background in chemistry can be of great utility.

BioChemistry

  The B.Sc. program is approved by the ACS and students graduating with this degree will be certified by the Society and will receive a certificate from the ACS.  The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry will fulfill the need of those students who are pursuing pre-medical or pre-dental programs as well as those who plan to enter fields such as business, environmental or patent law, where a background in biochemistry can be of great utility. A Major in Biochemistry will also prepare students for graduate work in chemistry or biochemistry; teaching chemistry in secondary schools; employment with industry or government; entry into professional schools such as medicine or dentistry; or entry into law school with a view toward specialization in patent or environmental law.