Our four-year Bachelor of Science degrees might lead to a career at a major pharmaceutical
company, in life sciences, at a major research university or a liberal arts college,
working for the government, or in an entrepreneurial endeavor of your own choosing.
Many of our students go on to graduate school or medical schools.
Our department offers courses in the traditional areas of analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, as well as specialized classes in areas
like biochemistry and molecular biology, environmental, forensic, materials, biophysical, polymer, and computational chemistry.
You can earn a B.S. with a major in either chemistry or biochemistry and molecular biology at Carolina. Our department's
program has been approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), one of the world's
largest professional science associations and the publisher of several dozen high-impact
journals in chemistry and biochemistry. The ACS-certified degree is highly valued
by employers and postgraduate schools alike.
Our department encourages undergraduates to participate in laboratory research, working
alongside advanced students, graduate students, and postdoctoral workers interested
in sharing their experience and skills. Research time can be used to earn credits
toward graduation or can sometimes be part of a paid internship experience.