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Department of Chemistry

The department offers two 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) 527-2132.

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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 courses are 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. For example, pre-dental students will complete enough chemistry pre-requisites for dentistry to complete a chemistry minor. With an additional class beyond their chemistry pre-requisites, pre-medical students can also complete a chemistry minor.  

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Last update on July 18, 2019