The Bachelor’s in Chemistry degree program prepares students for admission to professional schools, including medicine and dentistry. This degree which has been approved by the American Chemical Society since 1941, is often selected by students who seek professional positions in industrial and governmental laboratories or plan to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or a related field in preparation for research careers in industry or for a faculty position at a college or research university. Students are will complete course work in calculus and calculus-based physics classes prior to taking upper-level chemistry courses in analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry during their junior and senior year. Chemistry majors are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research in the department’s state-of-the art teaching and laboratory facilities. Students can expect an in-depth, hands-on approach during their time in the department.
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose.