How does the food you eat become energy? How is oxygen transported in your blood? How does aspirin cure headaches? How can hydrogen be used as a non-polluting fuel? How can we cure genetic diseases? How can we make new antibiotics to deal with bacteria becoming resistant to the old antibiotics?
These are just a few of the questions to which chemists have found answers or are continuing to investigate. If such questions pique your curiosity, Chemistry just my be a major for you.
Chemistry and Biochemistry are demanding, rigorous disciplines, yet satisfying for students interested in chemistry and chemical life processes. Students interested in either major should have a solid background in math and science, particularly chemistry, physics, and biology. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Scientific curiosity and the ability to think both logically and creatively are also qualities of successful majors.
Chemistry/Biochemistry degrees can help prepare you for a variety of careers, in addition to professional and graduate programs. See our Employment Career Opportunities page to learn more.
For further information, or to schedule an advising appointment contact the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at (909) 537-5318. If you would like to visit our office, we are located in the Chemical Sciences Building, Room 204.