Offered as major | minor
Transform the ordinary into the amazing. When you major in chemistry and/or biochemistry, you study matter and its transformation.
Chemists conduct research and experiments to discover new concepts about the universe. They try to solve society's problems, whether by developing a cure for cancer, monitoring the earth's ozone layer, creating new materials to heat our homes, or pursuing countless other challenges.
The knowledge you'll gain through the study of chemistry at UMass Dartmouth will open the door to many different career opportunities within the five divisions of chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, or physical. You'll be prepared for chemistry careers in education, forensics, government, law, industry, medicine, or research.
Pre-med studies: Both our chemistry and biochemistry curricula also prepare you to continue your studies in medical school or other health professional programs such as dental, optometric, osteopathic, podiatric, veterinary, or pharmacy school. Learn more
Cranberry Health Research Center: this collaboration combines the strengths of academia, medical institutions and industry to provide solid scientific evidence for cranberry's role in health and nutrition. Learn More
UMass Dartmouth's curriculum focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical laboratory skills necessary for a career in chemistry.
We offer two majors: chemistry and biochemistry. Both options prepare you for graduate study and professional schools or employment in a variety of industry, educational, or government settings.
The chemistry option prepares you for:
For this major, you'll complete 120 credits comprised of courses in chemistry plus related science and mathematics.
Focus on environmental chemistry: If you're interested in marine chemistry, geochemistry, toxicology, environmental monitoring and analysis, environmental law or other areas of environmental science, consider this interdisciplinary approach. You can customize your studies, choosing electives in departments such as biology, physics, environmental engineering, economics, and political science.
Expand your career and graduate school options by learning the fundamentals of chemistry. You can choose between minors in chemistry or biochemistry.
For the minor, you'll complete 27-29 credit hours in chemistry/biochemistry courses.
UMassD graduate studies
BS/MS Program: The UMassD BS/MS fast-track program enables qualified students to complete both the BS and the MS degrees in chemistry or biochemistry in 5 rather than 6 years.
MS in Chemistry: Expand your career options by pursuing a master's degree in Chemistry at UMassD.
Master's of Arts in Teaching Chemistry: The Chemistry and Biochemistry department works with the School of Education to prepare highly qualified teachers, providing opportunities for students to receive professional licensure as a Teacher of Chemistry, Grades 8-12.
PhD in Chemistry: Earn an advanced degree through the doctoral program offered by UMass Dartmouth.
Related academic areas
Amanda Stubbs '14
Recent graduate school placements
Recent medical school placements
All graduates of the UMass Dartmouth Chemistry or Biochemistry undergraduate programs are certified by the American Chemical Society.