Dr. Janet Rogers
Dedicated faculty guides student success
Biochemistry major earns coveted spot in the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Well-rounded experience is a formula for success
Two highly competitive science internships help EU Biochemistry major land a coveted spot in a prestigious graduate program.
The Department of Chemistry’s dedicated faculty works hard to ensure students achieve the highest possible standards of learning. The department offers instruction intended for students hoping to enter business or industry as a chemist or obtain a solid background in the traditional sub-disciplines of inorganic, organic, biochemical, analytical, physical and polymer chemistry, as well as those hoping to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry or a related science. This high-caliber program can also serve as an excellent foundation for a pre-medical program.
The department’s rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty produce intellectually and technically prepared graduates who are capable of competing in and contributing to the global marketplace. A focus on applying the discipline provides students with experience in forensics, biological chemistry, secondary education–chemistry, pre-pharmacy and more.
Graduates are able to apply critical thinking, analytical and logical skills in solving problems; understand current social and ethical issues related to chemical sciences; apply core knowledge, theories and practices of chemistry and allied sciences; and communicate technical information in a professional manner.
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The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is intended for those who expect to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry or a related science or to enter business or industry as a chemist. It also serves as an excellent pre-medical program.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry prepares students to become a part of the rapidly expanding biotechnology industries or to pursue further study in biochemistry.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry - Forensic Science is intended for those who seek entry level positions with FBI, state police or crime laboratories. Graduates also qualify for positions as trace evidence technicians with various law enforcement agencies. There is evidence that laboratories dealing with the investigation of criminal acts are moving toward hiring employees who are trained more as scientists than as police investigators. There is a large employment opportunity for individuals who have the appropriate training.
The pre-pharmacy program provides the first two years of study toward a doctor of pharmacy degree. The curriculum was designed in cooperation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), but is appropriate for transfer to most colleges of pharmacy. Because certain schools of pharmacy may require slight variations from the curriculum, early contact with your pre-pharmacy advisor and your chosen pharmacy school is recommended. Students meeting certain selective admission requirements may be accepted directly into an accelerated curriculum at LECOM.
The pre-pharmacy program provides the first two/three years of study toward a doctor of pharmacy degree. The curriculum was designed with the requirements for admission to numerous pharmacy schools in mind. Because certain schools of pharmacy may require slight variations from the curriculum, early contact with your pre-pharmacy advisor and your chosen pharmacy school is recommended.
The minor in chemistry provides a broad background in chemical principles including quantitative analysis. As an addition to a major in another science field it may make a student a better candidate for acceptance into graduate or professional programs, or employment in a chemistry-related field such as environmental science or quality assurance.