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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

What causes chemicals to react with each other? How do chemicals react within human cells and other living systems? How can we design medications and other chemicals that benefit humankind but do not harm the environment? Chemists and biochemists seek the answers to these and other important questions.

Stated simply, chemistry is the study of matter — its structure, properties and the transformations it undergoes. Biochemistry is a subdiscipline that uses specialized methods and makes use of chemistry to learn about and explain biological systems.

The strength of our American Chemical Society accredited undergraduate and graduate programs rely on close faculty-student involvement with a heavy emphasis on research.

In the B.A. program in chemistry, you will take required lecture and laboratory courses in chemistry, as well as a number of chemistry electives. This flexible program, which is less mathematically demanding than the B.S. programs, allows you to take a variety of courses in the humanities and social sciences to supplement your studies in chemistry. Such a broad-based foundation is beneficial if you plan to pursue a career in dentistry, medicine, patent law, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.

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Department of Chemistry

Science Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2357