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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and biochemistry are related fields, and our department allows you to choose the program that fits your specific interests.

In both programs, you will gain a strong foundation in chemistry, physics and math, with the biochemistry program giving you an extra emphasis in biology. You will also learn the critical thinking, research and scientific writing skills that are essential to reaching your future career or educational goals.


Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry
This degree will prepare you for a career as a pharmacist, lab technician or other positions within the chemical industry – or to advance to graduate school, medical school or law school.

B.S. in Chemistry with Biochemistry Emphasis
This degree offers the same career preparation with a foundation in biochemistry.

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental
Students planning careers as pharmacists are advised by the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Students who plan to pursue any other health professions should contact the Department of Biology to discuss an area of study and develop an academic program that will meet requirements for health professions schools as well as their chosen major.

Chemistry and biochemistry have an impact on everything from the clothes you wear and the foods you eat to the medicines that keep you healthy. Your ASU degree is your ticket to join the dynamic chemical industry that offers a wide variety of exciting career fields. Our graduates also have a 100% acceptance rate to chemistry and biochemistry graduate school programs.

Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study chemistry and biochemistry.

Eduardo working in the lab

Amazing Facilities

You can study and research in our modern labs that offer the latest high-tech scientific equipment, including a scanning electron microscope. You will also have access to the SciFinder science article search service.

periodic table

American Chemical Society

Our student chapter of the American Chemical Society is recognized annually by the ACS national office. Go on field trips, participate in community service, and enjoy chapter social events as you really get to know your fellow students and professors.

student working in lab

Distinctive Opportunities

Outside the classroom, you can gain hands-on experience through research projects with your professors, shadowing local professionals, prestigious internships and attendance at national conferences.