Chemistry-Professional Option Bachelor's Degree


The Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry-Professional option focuses on a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education and hands-on training that  prepare students to become effective scientific professionals and competitive applicants to jobs and graduate schools. It is especially recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemically related fields or those persons wishing to seek employment as industrial chemists such as chemical technologist, quality control manager, health and safety professionals, etc.

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



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

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

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You could work as a(n):

  • Attending graduate school
  • High school teacher
  • Process chemist
  • Quality control

Alumni of our program work at:

  • National Center for Toxicological Research
  • Nuclear one
  • Rockline Industries
  • UALR

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:

  • Medical school program (Pharm D, MD, etc)
  • MS in chemistry
  • PhD in chemistry


Point of Pride

Graduate school acceptance rate is 100% for graduates of our program.



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