The Chemistry major includes courses in biochemistry as well as general, inorganic, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry. Calculus I and II and two courses in calculus-based physics are also required. The curriculum provides laboratory experiences and includes a senior research project. Internships and additional undergraduate research opportunities, outside of course requirements, are available to qualified Chemistry majors. Undergraduate research has been financially supported by the Robert A. Welch Foundation for more than 25 years.
Careers and Opportunities
An understanding of chemistry allows students to excel in medicine, research, education and energy industries. Chemistry graduates commonly pursue graduate school and further study in various health professions.
The College of Science and Engineering also offers (in addition to advising for HBU degree requirements) specialized advising for students planning to continue their education after obtaining a degree from HBU by attending medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, or an engineering school.
Advising and Degree Plan
Do you have questions on chemistry degree requirements? Learn more about advising in the College of Science and Engineering.