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Chemistry

Undergrad major Undergrad minor

Chemistry is the study of substances, their properties, energies, the ways they interact and combine and change. Traditionally, chemistry has been broken into five main sub-disciplines: Organic, Analytical, Physical, Inorganic, and Biochemistry. The field also includes a variety of applied disciplines. Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it joins together physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences. 

ACS Certification

ACS Certification

Undergrad major

UWL's Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). This degree track includes the coursework and experiences necessary to satisfy the requirements for ACS certification, meaning students who meet the ACS guidelines will receive an ACS-Certified Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. 

Concentration of Chemistry

Business

Undergrad major

The chemistry major with a business concentration is appealing to students interested in both the science and business sides of chemistry. Students learn core chemical theory and laboratory skills through a series of chemistry courses. They also gain a strong foundation in business through courses in management, accounting, finance, and marketing.

Science Education

Science Education

Undergrad major Teacher license

The Chemistry Education Program includes the coursework and classroom experiences necessary to satisfy the requirements for a science, grades 4-12 (2600) teaching license in the state of Wisconsin.

Concentration of Chemistry

Environmental Science

Undergrad major

The chemistry major with an environmental science concentration provides a strong background in chemistry, along with multi-disciplinary, elective course options to explore areas such as climate change, contaminants, renewable energy, geospatial analysis, and ecosystem modeling.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry & Bachelor of Science in Engineering Dual Degree Program

Undergrad dual degree

Undergrad major

Chemistry majors with interest in engineering may be able to receive both a UWL bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from UW-Madison. At UWL, students must complete a minimum of 87 credits, including the general education requirements and specific math and science courses in preparation for the engineering program.

Biochemistry

Undergrad major

Biochemistry is the chemistry of biology. It is one of the five main subdisciplines of chemistry. A biochemist explores chemical processes within basic biological systems. Biochemical research has provided a more comprehensive understanding in regenerative medicine, infectious disease, organ/tissue transplantation, clinical diagnostics and genetic disease.