Programs of StudyMajors
The Chemistry Department offers seven different programs: ACS Chemistry, ACS Biochemistry, ACS Environmental Chemistry, ACS Materials Chemistry, Chemistry (General), ACS Chemistry (Teaching), and Physical Science (Teaching). Each of these programs leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, which equips graduates for employment and prepares them for advanced study in chemistry and related areas. Programs that include “ACS” in the title have met the guidelines established and approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Graduates of these programs will be certified by ACS as professional chemists.
The Chemistry Department advises students in several pre-professional sequences that are not degree programs (e.g., major or minor) at WSU. Two
of the pre-professional sequences offered through the Chemistry Department are Pre-Medicine and Pre-Pharmacy.
For those students majoring in other fields, the Chemistry Department also offers minors in biochemistry, polymer chemistry, and chemistry.