As a UWF chemistry major, you will get hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment, preparing you for success in graduate school, professional school and the workplace. You will gain skills in presenting your research and faculty members you can rely on in the future.
Why Study Chemistry at UWF?
We are committed to undergraduate research. Starting as a freshman, you can conduct hands-on research, working with modern equipment and instruments that are typically reserved for graduate students at larger universities.
Our courses are small, allowing instructors to give you individual attention.
Our program is competitive for grants. Since 2014, our department has received more than $6 million in federal grants and industry contracts from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education.
Students receive over $25,000 in scholarships annually, and we offer more than 25 paid on-campus summer research positions and numerous internship opportunities.
What You Will Learn
You will study organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, advanced lab techniques, inorganic synthesis and more.
You will have the chance to publish research results in peer-reviewed journals with faculty mentors and present research results at local, regional and national conferences.
The Bachelor of Science program is for students wishing to enter graduate programs in chemistry or to find employment as professional chemists. The B.S. program offers two specializations: chemistry and chemistry/biochemistry. Both B.S. specializations have been approved by the American Chemical Society.
The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry program is designed for students who need a strong background in chemistry for application in other fields such as business, education, forensic science, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-law and some environmental fields. The B.A. program is available in two specializations: chemistry and chemistry/biochemistry.
If you are interested in another major, a minor in chemistry will provide you with a level of expertise in chemistry fundamentals, giving you a valuable introduction to this most central of the sciences.
The chemistry specialization offers an honors research track. If you specialize in Chemistry, you will need to take two courses in calculus-based physics and biochemistry (plus lab) for ACS certification (available for the B.S. in Chemistry program only).
If you specialize in chemistry/biochemistry, you will need to take two courses in calculus-based physics and biochemistry plus courses and labs in genetics and microbiology for ACS certification (available for the B.S. in Chemistry program only).