The major in chemistry focuses on general, organic, biochemistry, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry courses in addition to flexible upper level electives to give the graduating student a strong foundation in the main areas of chemistry.  The chemical knowledge learned will enable the chemistry graduate to help develop new applications and solve real world problems in industry, academia, medicine, public helath, etc.

The chemistry program also supports other disciplines whose subject matter depends, in part, on the knowledge of the principles of chemistry. It presents the non-science student with an overview of the ideas, methods, and achievements in the field of chemistry. The chemistry program is aggressively engaged in supporting non-chemistry disciplines such as biology, geology, range animal science, and criminal justice. Additionally, students wishing to enter medical, dental or pharmacy schools can complete their pre-professional course work under the close supervision of a pre-professional advisor.