Bachelor’s in Chemistry – Shepherd University

The Bachelor’s in Chemistry degree program provides students with several different areas of concentration along side the traditional course.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry – Traditional Concentration

    • The Traditional Concentration focuses on physical chemistry and is usually chosen by those who wish are interested in employment or graduate programs in physical, organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry. Students will also take classes in Thermodynamics, Spectroscopy, Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab, Inorganic Chemistry, and Calculus I and II.

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry – Biochemistry Concentration

    • The Biochemistry Concentration includes classes in Biochemistry I and II, Calculus with Applications, and Statistics. This concentration also leads to a minor in molecular biology. This concentration is usually taken by those who wish to go into medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy schools.

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry – Biopharmaceutical Concentration

    • The Biopharmaceutical Concentration is intended for those who plan on becoming pharmacists. Students will take three years of classes at Shepherd University and then four years at West Virginia University in the pharmacy school. After the fourth year, students will receive a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Shepherd University and a Doctorate in Pharmacy after the seventh year from West Virginia University. Students must maintain a high grade point average and meet all WVU requirements on the PCAT exams in order to gain entry to the pharmacy school.

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry – Environmental Concentration

    • The Environmental Concentration is intended for those who desire to enter graduate programs or those who want to work for environmental companies and organizations. Students who choose the concentration will also take Environmental Chemistry, 13 credit hours of environmental science, 8 credit hours of earth science, 7 credit hours of mathematics, and 4 credit hours of biology.


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