Chemistry Bachelor's Degree


The Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry prepares students for careers as professional chemists and serves as a foundation for careers in other fields such as biology, medicine, and health sciences. The program and all of the degrees are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). 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 each of 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

  • Traditional lecture-linked teaching
  • Faculty-mentored undergraduate research opportunities



  • Critical thinking
  • Project planning
  • Experimental design
  • Database usage
  • Advanced data analysis
  • Oral/written presentation skills
  • Training for usage/calibration/maintenance of advanced instrumentation

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):

  • K-12 teacher
  • Lab scientist
  • Chemical technologist
  • QA/QC compliance manager
  • Research scientist

Alumni of our program work at:

  • UAMS
  • National Center for Toxicological Research
  • Nuclear One
  • Rockline industries

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:

  • Students commonly pursue the PhD., M.D./D.O. and Pharm.D. degrees after graduation.


Point of Pride

The Chemistry program is certified by the American Chemical Society and around eighty percent of chemistry graduates were admitted in Pharm. D and MD programs.



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