Are you “in your element” in a science lab?
If you’re comfortable in a lab coat and goggles, are not intimidated by the Periodic Table of Elements, and want the chance to make life-changing discoveries, then majoring in chemistry could be right for you. Our wide-ranging degree program covers everything from organic and inorganic chemistry to biochemistry, physical chemistry and chemistry for health professionals.
You’ll develop your analytical and critical-thinking skills while you also gain practical experience in research, chemical literature, instrumentation and equipment, and scientific writing. This will prepare you to join the dynamic chemical industry that offers a wide variety of exciting career fields.
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Interested in becoming a pharmacist?
Our department advises all students planning careers as pharmacists. Our Pre-Pharmacy Program is one of the highly respected pre-pharmacy programs in Texas. We can ensure that you meet the prerequisite requirements for admission to pharmacy professional schools throughout the state.
- <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Our small class sizes and research opportunities enable students to develop a relationship with the chemistry faculty. These relationships enable faculty to write personalized letters of recommendation, as well as to assist students discover their true ‘calling.’”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Dr. Kyle Beran</strong>, Class of 1989, Chair, ASU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department</p> </blockquote>
With funding support from the Robert A. Welch Foundation, you will have opportunities to conduct research projects with your professors, and then to potentially present your research results at regional and national scientific conferences. Participating in research will also make you a more competitive graduate.
Chemistry relies on quality equipment and instruments. We keep our labs and equipment up to date so you receive the best and most current instruction, as well as dynamic laboratory and research experiences. You will also have access to the SciFinder science article search service.
You can join our nationally recognized student chapter of the American Chemical Society. Participate in chemistry outreach activities, network with industry professionals, enjoy campus events and attend national conferences while you connect with your fellow students and professors.
Committed to Your Success
Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.