A First-Class Undergraduate Education in the Central Science
As the "Central Science,” chemistry connects the physical sciences with applied and life sciences, which enables chemists to address a variety of societal problems relating to energy, the environment, human health, medicine, agriculture, food, and many other areas. We offer bachelor's degrees that prepare students for graduate/professional school or careers in chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields. Our alumni have earned positions and become leaders in industry, academia, and government laboratories.
Undergraduate Programs in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chemistry (B.S., B.A.) - This ACS-approved program that prepares students for graduate study or a career in chemistry and related fields, for example in polymer and materials, and environmental chemistry.
Biochemistry (B.S., B.A.) - This program prepares students for graduate study or a career in biochemistry, for example in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. It is also well-suited for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and other life science focused pre-professional students.
Chemistry Teaching (B.S. in Education) - An ACS-approved degree program prepares students to teach chemistry at the high school level.
Chemistry Minor - A chemistry minor can strengthen and diversify a variety of majors in STEM and other fields.
Undergraduate Capstone Research for Every Student
The signature component of each of our bachelor's degrees is a faculty-mentored undergraduate capstone research program
, which has been operating in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for over 50 years and is the only program of its kind among Michigan's 15 public universities.
Read more about the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry's research areas, facilities, and resources here
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers numerous scholarships
to supplement students' financial aid, various financial and educational resources
to support students' success in coursework and research, and student-led organizations
to enhance students' educational experience in chemistry.