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9CHM - Chemistry

Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Bachelor of Science

Program Delivery

Residential Program

Program Level


Degree Designation

Bachelor of Science

Program Type



College Science - Mathematics

Program Description

Shinquin Program in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Our graduates are highly desired by industry and government employers for their laboratory skills and are well-qualified for admission to graduate and professional schools. The courses and labs required for these degrees assure that graduates are proficient in the fundamental principles of chemistry and prepared to apply these principles to specialized areas such as environmental, forensic, medicinal, and pharmaceutical chemistry.


Within the mission of Norwich University and the College of Science and Mathematics, the mission of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is to offer laboratory-intensive courses that provide an understanding of the chemical and biochemical aspects of the physical environment and to prepare students majoring in the discipline for careers in chemistry and biochemistry related fields as well as for further educational opportunities.

The progress of all students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry will be evaluated by the department at the end of the first and second years. Students receiving an unsatisfactory evaluation will be requested to change majors.


  • Graduates will have a good understanding and broad knowledge of chemistry in all five areas of the discipline: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical.

  • Graduates will be capable of performing independently and competently in the laboratory.

  • Graduates will be prepared for successful employment in a profession employing chemistry and will be prepared for graduate or professional school.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

There is no additional criteria to declare this major.

Additional Program Information

Possible Careers

  • Agricultural Chemist

  • Air Pollution Monitor

  • Bio-Analyst or DNA Analyst

  • Biochemist

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Biostatistician

  • Brewmaster

  • Clinical Chemist

  • Crime Lab Assistant, Forensic Chemist,

  • Dentist

  • Doctor

  • Epidemiologist

  • Food and Drug Inspector, Food Safety Auditor

  • Food Chemist or Food Scientist

  • Laboratory Manager

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist

  • Patent Agent

  • Pest Control Technician

  • Petroleum Chemist

  • Pharmaceutical Chemist

  • Pharmacist, Pharmacologist

  • Quality Control Specialist

  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist

  • Research Assistant

  • Sales Representative

  • Science Teacher, University Professor

  • Toxicologist

  • Water Purification Chemist or Water Quality Analyst


Chemistry and biochemistry majors will complete the ETS standardized chemistry major field exam and score on average in the 50th percentile or above.


Chemistry and biochemistry majors will develop the ability to read the primary literature; to follow procedures found in the literature; to perform a variety of modern laboratory techniques and produce quality results, and to communicate results orally and in writing.


Ninety percent of graduates who wish to pursue graduate or professional education will be accepted into programs; 100% of graduates desiring employment or commissioning directly from the undergraduate programs will be employed or commissioned within six months of graduation.