Chemistry offers the molecular perspective upon which much of modern medicine, environmental studies, energy research, biochemistry, material science, and contemporary technology are based. If you want to become a medical doctor, pharmacist, dentist, optometrist, physician assistant, research scientist, science teacher, chemical industry employee, worker in a chemical laboratory, or just want to understand the world around you, then majoring in Chemistry would be an ideal choice for you.

The program in Chemistry at UTC is accredited by the American Chemical Society and designed to prepare students for many different careers. The chemistry curriculum provides programs leading to BS Chemistry degree, BS Biochemistry degree, or BS Chemistry UTeach degree. Each degree has pre-medical and pre-dental options. For more information about the degree options in Chemistry or for more information about: Graduate School, Preparation for Health Careers, Preparation for Applying to Medical/Dental/Pharmacy School, Pre-Professional Advising, or Teaching go to the department website.

General Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many students. Predictors of success include:

1. 4 years of math in high school
2. An A or B in high school chemistry
3. A math subscore on the ACT of 22 or above
4. A willingness to read the textbook, work homework problems, and study your class notes, for a total of about nine hours of work per week on the classroom portion of General Chemistry
5. A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking

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