Undergraduate Programs

Program Overview

The Department of Chemistry currently offers a broadfield bachelor's degree (BS), a bachelor's degree (BS) with UTeach certification in 7th–12th grade chemistry, and minors in chemistry and biochemistry. Through the end of Summer II 2019, the Department will also award bachelor's degrees to students who enrolled in one of our legacy institutions based on the corresponding degree plans. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Hassan Ahmad
Phone: (956) 665-3372 
E-Mail: hassan.ahmad@utrgv.edu

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students receiving the BS Degree in Chemistry (Broadfield Major) can continue their academic studies into masters or doctoral programs in Chemistry or can use the degree to find employment as a chemist. This degree can also be combined with teacher certification work to enter a career as a secondary school teacher of chemistry. The Chemistry (Broadfield Major) degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Degree Plans
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Legacy UTB/TSC Degree)
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Legacy UTPA Degree)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Teacher Certification

Students receiving the BS Degree in Chemistry with Teacher Certification can continue their academic studies into masters or doctoral programs in Chemistry, can use the degree to find employment as a chemist, or can enter a career as a secondary school teacher of chemistry. The Chemistry degree is certified by the American Chemical Society. 

This program leads to a profession which requires an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. This requires that all applicants seeking to become licensed must undergo a criminal background check prior to licensure. Students in this program should check with the College of Education and P-16 Integration on the requirements for a criminal background check prior to student teaching.

Degree Plans
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Teacher Certification
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (8th–12th Grade Teacher Certification) (Legacy UTB/TSC Degree)
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (UTeach Certification 7–12) (Legacy UTPA Degree)

Minor in Chemistry

Students who wish to earn a Minor in Chemistry must complete 18 hours of chemistry, of which 6 must be advanced.

Degree Plan
Minor in Chemistry

Minor in Biochemistry

Students who wish to earn a Minor in Biochemistry must complete a 12-hour biochemistry core followed by 9 hours of advanced coursework in biochemistry.

Degree Plan
Minor in Biochemistry