Chemistry: B.S. & B.A.
Chemistry is more than the study of chemical reactions. Chemistry is everywhere! Does
how something is held together pique your interest? Whether you want to study rocket
science, medicine, forensics or countless other things you have yet to even discover,
you might consider being a chemistry major.
At Ouachita you will become a chemist, but, more importantly, you will become a scientist that applies your critical thinking and research skills to bettering society, no matter the field you pursue. Whether in a laboratory, a classroom or at the forefront of solving complex scientific problems, you will not be able to unsee the everyday value and impact of chemistry.
Forensic & Toxicology Chemist
Cosmetic & Fragrance Developer
Flavor & Food Chemist
Job or Graduate School Placement of Chemistry Majors Since 2015
Student Research Presentations Since 2015
Dollars Earned in Research Grants Since 2015
Publications and Presentations by Chemistry Faculty
choose your path
The B.S. in chemistry provides enough flexibility in coursework and requirements that students pursuing this degree can easily add a double or even triple major. This allows students interested in professional studies, including medical school, to study both chemistry and biology at higher levels to provide them an advantage in their post-graduate studies.
The B.S. Professional Chemistry Program includes enough work in mathematics, physics and chemistry to prepare the student effectively for graduate study and to provide the minimum requirements for a career as a professional chemist. This program is our most rigorous chemistry degree and students that pursue it are highly competitive applicants for graduate and professional schools, including medical school.
The B.A. in chemistry provides enough flexibility in coursework and requirements that students pursuing this degree can easily add other majors and minors outside the School of Natural Sciences. This program is ideal for those interested in pursuing patent law, scientific writing, environmental health and safety or public policy.
The B.A. Chemistry Teaching Program includes a double major in chemistry and secondary education, ensuring that students take all the required classes for both degrees so they are prepared to take the PRAXIS and become certified teachers.
A minor in chemistry provides a solid background in chemistry for students choosing to major in another natural or social science. The minor requires only 18 hours of coursework, so it is also well suited for those interested in chemistry but choosing to pursue a career in another field.
All chemistry majors feature research opportunities to prepare our students for their chosen career paths and better distinguish them from other graduates as they apply for further educational opportunities and jobs.
In their words
hear from a faculty member & student
M.D., 2014 professional chemistry and biology graduate
NETWORK & BE CHALLENGED BY OTHER STUDENT CHEMISTS
GROW IN CONFIDENCE LEARNING EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES
BE IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF RISING CHEMISTS
GEEKING OUT OVER CHEMISTRY
is our natural state.
Ouachita senior Rebekah Wendt presents research at ACS national meeting
Ouachita senior Joshua Spiva publishes research paper in "Polymers"
Hamilton, Hubbard use INBRE grant to bring new instruments to Ouachita chemistry program
Orna connects chemistry, art and history during lecture at Ouachita
Ouachita chemistry students Clower, McCoy named Arkansas Academy of Science grant recipients
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