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Eric Ballard using a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer
Eric Ballard, associate professor, operates the 300 NHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer

The program prepares chemistry students for entering the job market or for continuing their education at the graduate level. Research projects, publishing opportunities, internships and classes provide students with both lecture and laboratory experience.

Chemistry majors are assigned to a faculty member who serves as an adviser and whose specialty coincides with the student's area of interest. Students are encouraged to learn by experience through research opportunities in areas such as atmospheric chemistry, marine nutrient analysis, protein chemistry, organic synthesis and genetic regulation of cancer.

Students interested in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science may wish to consider the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry degree. This program has been designed for pre-professional students whose interests lie in the chemical sciences.