Programs of Study

The Chemistry Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) offers the following Undergraduate Academic Programs

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)     Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)    Chemistry Minor

 

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers the B.S. degree for a major in chemistry that is accredited by the American Chemical Society. Requirements and sample schedules for the general chemistry degree can be found in the UMKC Undergraduate Catalog.

The B.S. in Chemistry is designed to offer comprehensive preparation in all areas of chemistry through hands-on laboratory training and rigorous coursework. This degree provides a foundation for those interested in pursing careers in the pharmaceutical, government, and academic sectors. Many students go on to pursue studies towards advanced degrees, such as M.S. or Ph.D. in various areas of chemistry and molecular sciences.

 

Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers the B.A. degree for a major in chemistry. Details about the course offerings are found here. Requirements and sample schedules for the general chemistry degree can be found in the UMKC Undergraduate Catalog.

The B.A. in Chemistry is designed for those students with a strong interest in chemistry who do not plan on working directly in a chemical field or going on to graduate chemistry program (M.S. or Ph.D.). For example, the majority of our students pursuing the bachelor of arts in chemistry do so in preparation for graduate work in dentistry, law, medicine, etc. Some choose to pursue the B.A. major in chemistry while also taking extra courses in Biology or other secondary interests. Students who wish to double-major may find the B.A. more amenable to the scheduling and completion of a required course in two majors.

 

Chemistry Minor

Interested students may elect to obtain a minor in chemistry in conjunction with a major in another academic discipline. The departmental requirements can be found in the UMKC Undergraduate Catalog.