Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science

(American Chemical Society Certified)

The courses required for the B.S. degree provide a solid education in chemistry for the professional chemist and in preparation for graduate work in most areas of chemistry.  These requirements meet the latest certification standards of the American Chemical Society. If you choose to pursue a B.S. in chemistry, you may also select specialized options in Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Pharmacology.

For a suggested Course of study regarding each degree option, click on the degree options below:

Bachelor of Arts

The courses required for the B.A. degree provide a less extensive training in chemistry than do the courses required for the ACS certified B.S. degree.  This allows the student to supplement his or her program with courses that meet his or her specific needs.  Thus this degree provides the core of traditional preparation in chemistry together with latitude for combination in an interdisciplinary field or in the Teacher Preparation program.  It is strongly advised that students using this degree obtain faculty advice in planning their program.

Minor in Chemistry Students may choose to supplement their chosen degrees with a minor in chemistry.

In addition to degrees in chemistry, undergraduate B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biochemistry are offered through the Biochemistry Program, a joint program between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Division of Biological Sciences.

Please see the department's page at The University of Montana's online course catalog for degree requirements and suggested course of study.

High School Preparation

In addition to the general University admission requirements, it is strongly recommended that a student take four years of mathematics, four (or more) years of science (earth and space science, biology, chemistry, and physics), for years of a foreign language, and four years of English.