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Department of Chemistry

The department offers three bachelor degrees and a minor. All of our programs benefit from the high interdisciplinary activity between departments across campus creating richer, integrated courses that are strong in science.  Contact Academic Advisement if you have questions: (509) 517-2132.

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Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry Major

This degree is less concentrated than the Bachelor of Science degree and is often chosen by students considering a health-related profession such as dentistry, medicine, or osteopathy, or may be planning to teach science at the secondary level. A minor is required in some other field, along with a foreign language competency.

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Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Major

This degree provides the strongest background for students pursuing a career in chemistry or a related science. A selection of advanced elective courses is available to prepare students for study and research in graduate school.

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Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry Major

Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary program. WWU has many strong science-related programs (engineering, physics, math), and chemistry students benefit from high interdisciplinary activity between the departments and resulting in a strong science set and an academically rigorous community.

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Chemistry Minor

A chemistry minor is an excellent addition to any major, particularly those focused on health-related professions.

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Last update on July 23, 2018