The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science degree fully accredited by the American Chemical Society, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree for those pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other professions. Since Chemistry is the central science, we also provide undergraduate training in the fundamentals for those majoring in other science related fields and teacher training.
Undergraduate degrees and program certificates in Forensic Science are not currently offered. See outlined recommendations for undergraduate study in preparation for graduate programs and careers in forensic science.
What You Can Earn
High School Teacher
$56,101 (in our region)
$48,788 (in our region)
Source: HR reported data from salary.com as of December 2012
What You Can Do
Become a professional chemist, plan a career in the medical professions, or continue study toward a career in forensic science or biotechnology
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Chemistry and Society
- Introductory Organic Chemistry
- Fundamentals of Biochemistry
- Chemistry in the Marketplace
What You Can Learn
- Structure and behavior of organic and biological compounds
- Basic treatment of gas laws, thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy
- Real-world experiences with forensic science through collaboration with local crime laboratories
About the College
The College of Science and Mathematics provides professional training at the undergraduate and graduate levels to serve as a foundation for a career in science or mathematics, to provide preprofessional training in preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other professions or for continued study at the graduate level.
College Contact Info
The office of the Dean is located in
Science II, Room 301.
Telephone: (559) 278-3936
Department Contact Information
Department of Chemistry
2555 E. San Ramon - MS SB/70
Fresno, CA 93740-8034