Chemistry & Biochemistry


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees. The American Chemical Society has approved the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry. A Bachelor of Arts is offered for those students wishing a strong background in the field but with less specialization than the Bachelor of Science program. A minor in chemistry is also offered.

For those interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level, the department suggests the B.A. degree along with the teacher certification program of the School of Education. For students interested in environmental science, a B.A. degree in Chemistry combined with supporting courses from Biology, Civil Engineering, and Law is recommended.

Gonzaga University does not offer a program in Chemical Engineering. Students interested in Chemical Engineering should consider combining a B.S. degree in Chemistry with supporting courses from the School of Engineering and an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from another institution.

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