Chemistry-Biochemistry Option

Bachelor's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry-Biochemistry option is primarily designed to provide the background needed for students seeking entrance into professional medical or dental schools (pre-med). It will also greatly benefit students seeking technical jobs such as formulation chemist, public health professionals, etc., that require multidisciplinary training in biology and chemistry as well as an abundance of science laboratory skills.

The curriculum offers a thorough fundamental knowledge of the major fields of chemistry, such as general, organic, inorganic and biochemistry, as well as many specialized courses including analytical, instrumental, nuclear, toxicology and medicinal chemistry. Each foundation course in analytical, inorganic, organic, biochemistry and physical chemistry focuses on laws, theories and applications in the lecture portion and offers students the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with instruments in laboratories. In addition, the program offers opportunities for students to participate in many emerging research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Hands-on learning in laboratory part of the course work
  • Hands-on training in independent projects/research coursework
  • Hands-on training with various high-end instruments

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

  • Chemical science instrument operating
  • Critical thinking
  • Developing and conducting independent projects
  • Teamwork in classroom and science laboratory

About This Degree

TUITION

In-State: $232 | Out-of-State: $464

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

CAREER OPTIONS

You could work as a(n):

  • Applied research and product development
  • Chemical technology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • High school teacher

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Health care and research professionals
  • Nuclear One
  • Rockline industries
  • UALR

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • MS in chemistry
  • PhD in chemistry

Point of Pride

The Chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society.

 

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