Ready to build a strong science foundation on which to launch a career in healthcare, forensics, or research? Chemistry may be the right major for you.

Why Saint Martin's University

Saint Martin's University offers both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in chemistry. In addition to developing a strong foundation of chemistry knowledge, chemistry majors can expect one-on-one mentoring from faculty in advising, course work, and on independent research projects.

  • Design and conduct independent research projects
  • Receive mentoring and career planning guidance, including networking opportunities and chemistry-related career events
  • Travel to regional and national scientific meetings to present individual research, learn about cutting edge research and career opportunities, network, and engage with the greater chemistry community
  • Gain leadership experience by participating in Chemistry Club

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The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry is designed to prepare students for positions in industry and government or graduate education in the field. A degree in chemistry can lead to work in such fields as: 

  • Product development
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental testing
  • Regulation
  • Healthcare/pharmaceuticals
  • Forensics

For a complete list of professional applications, visit "What Can I Do With This Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.

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Chemistry program requirements

Bachelor of Arts

  • University core requirements
  • 38 semester hours of Lower-Division courses
  • 26-32 semester hours of Upper-Division courses

Bachelor of Science

  • University core requirements
  • 38 semester hours of lower division courses
  • 30-31 semester hours of upper division courses


  • 20 semester hours of lower division courses
  • 10 semester hours of upper division courses

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Popular chemistry courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Molecular structure analysis
  • Organic chemimstry
  • Physical chemistry

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