Chemistry majors complete courses providing a solid background in the physical sciences and mathematics, together with a sequence of courses in general, analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Lecture classes are complemented by laboratories that give hands-on experience in chemical methods and instrumentation. The department also strongly encourages undergraduate students to become involved in laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Undergraduate research is an outstanding learning opportunity that cannot be found in classwork alone.

The Department offers the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree with four available emphases outlined below.

Chemistry B.S. degree specializations

Combined degree programs

Start on the path toward your career of choice

The College of Science in partnership with the School of Medicine and the College of Education offers motivated students accelerated and/or direct paths towards careers in medicine or K-12 education through the BS-MD and NevadaTeach programs.

Questions about undergraduate chemistry programs?

Contact your academic advisor for more information about pursuing and completing your degree in chemistry.