Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs of Study

Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs of Study


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs

Chemistry Program Goals

Upon completion of a degree in chemistry, students will be able to:

  • Gather, interpret, and disseminate data appropriately
  • Retrieve, utilize, and apply a variety of chemistry resources appropriately
  • Recognize and minimize potential chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory

Bloomsburg University's chemistry and biochemistry department offers both Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs.

  • BS in Chemistry — The BS in Chemistry also provides a broad exposure to all major areas of chemistry but without the research component. Students sometimes combine this with a major in another discipline.
  • BS in Chemistry - ACS — The BS in Chemistry with ACS certification is the program most commonly pursued by chemistry majors at Bloomsburg. It provides a broad exposure to all major areas of chemistry as well as experience in chemical research. Students completing this program are well-prepared to pursue graduate studies or employment in industry.
  • BS in Chemistry - Nanotechnology Option — Students interested in the science of nanotechnology will spend one semester at Pennsylvania State University, taking 18 credits of nanotech courses.
  • BS in Chemistry - Biochemistry Option — Students interested in both biology and chemistry can pursue a specialized program in biochemistry. Both standard and ACS certified tracks are available.
  • BS in Chemistry - Biochemistry Option - ACS — Students interested in both biology and chemistry who pursue this specialized program in biochemistry track also finish with ACS certification.
  • BS in Chemistry - Biochemistry Option - Pre-Professionals — Students interested in attending a professional school after graduation will be interested in our Biochem Option for Pre-professionals.
  • BS in Education - BA in Chemistry — Students interested in teaching high school chemistry pursue a program that awards them the equivalent of both a BS in Education and a BA in Chemistry. The program features a capstone course entitled The Chemistry Curriculum and the Teaching Laboratory, the only course of its kind in the State System.
  • BA in Chemistry — The BA program provides a three year exposure to the core of the chemistry curriculum. Students can double major in chemistry and another discipline, or they can participate in the 3:2 program in engineering.
  • Minor in Chemistry — A study of chemistry is a requirement of many of the sciences. Some science students extend their studies in chemistry by completing a minor.
  • Nanotechnology — offers students an opportunity to gain additional skills in an advancing technological field with a growing need for skilled workers. This academic track seamlessly follows the chemistry bachelor's of science program.
  • Physician Preparation Program — A combined Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry-Doctor of Osteopathy dual degree program that can be either three years at Bloomsburg University plus four years at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), or four years at Bloomsburg plus four years at PCOM.