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Undergraduate Program

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!

The goal of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is to provide degree candidates with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry, interwoven with training in up-to-date procedures and state-of-the-art instrumentation.

By choosing from a variety of courses and emphases, a Boise State graduate with a degree in chemistry will be prepared to enter graduate school, enter medical or other professional school, teach in high school, or work as a chemist in a variety of careers.

The chemistry curriculum of Boise State offers students an education based on the employment requirements of industry, educational institutions, and government agencies, while emphasizing the individual needs and capabilities of each student. The faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recognizes that students are most successful if their training has prepared them for a specific career field, but also recognizes that a broad background affords students the best opportunity for a future career.

If you would like to become a chemistry major or would like to inquire about becoming a chemistry major, please contact Kathleen Mukengezi at or 208.426.1002.