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Chemistry and Biochemistry Academic Offerings

Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors and Minors

UW-Eau Claire chemistry and biochemistry can offer students everything that the biggest universities can offer, plus the benefits of more manageable class sizes, advanced collaborative research opportunities for undergrads and courses that are 100% faculty taught. With several majors to choose from, we have the programs to meet your specific interests and prepare you with the knowledge and practical experiences to launch your industry or graduate school career in chemistry.

The chemistry and biochemistry department offers the following programs:

  1. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our biochemistry and molecular biology degree puts you at the forefront of innovation. Participate in collaborative research, train on leading-edge technology and gain real-world experience from expert faculty.

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  2. Chemistry, BA or BS Program type: Major; Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our bachelor's degree in chemistry is grounded in research, and provides real-world learning opportunities unrivaled at other undergraduate institutions in this region. The future is bright for Blugold chemists — what will you discover?

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  3. Chemistry with Business Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    This unique major combines the studies of chemistry and business to provide you with a solid foundation in the chemistry field and a rudimentary understanding of the principles of commerce. Work on groundbreaking research alongside expert faculty and renowned community partners, all while preparing for business careers in the chemical industry and other technology-driven enterprises.

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  4. Chemistry, ACS Certified, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our chemistry, ACS certified degree is designed for students interested in working as practicing chemists. Explore countless opportunities for experimentation and discovery, and join research projects with our expert faculty. The program is proudly certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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  5. Chemistry, ACS Certified - Biochemistry Emphasis, BA or BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our chemistry, ACS certified - biochemistry emphasis is designed for students interested in both chemistry and the biological sciences. Graduates enter the working world with real-world experience and exceptional career preparation. The program is proudly certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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  6. Pre-Dentistry Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming a dentist? Our pre-dentistry program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  7. Pre-Health Science Program type: Minor Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Our pre-health science minor is designed for students preparing for postbaccalaureate health profession programs and careers.

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  8. Pre-Medicine Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Interested in a career in medicine? Our pre-medicine program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  9. Pre-Optometry Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming an optometrist? Our pre-optometry program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  10. Pre-Pharmacy Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in becoming a pharmacist? Our pre-pharmacy program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  11. Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program type: Pre-Professional Program Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus

    Interested in being a veterinarian? Our pre-veterinary medicine program will prepare you for the next step in your career.

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  12. Teaching - Science, Chemistry Emphasis, BS Program type: Major Delivery: On Campus Campus: Eau Claire Campus
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    Instill a love for STEM and inspire future scientists with a bachelor's degree in teaching - science, chemistry emphasis. Graduates are prepared to teach any science course, especially chemistry, to students in grades 4-12.

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Stamp of approval

The chemistry department is accredited by the American Chemical Society to offer two ACS approved degrees in chemistry. Why is this significant? Interested programs must be evaluated with respect to its breadth and depth, the qualifications of the faculty, the campus facilities, the department instrumentation and the opportunities for students to conduct meaningful research. The extra rigor and additional requirements found in a certified degree program are highly regarded by potential employers and graduate schools and have a positive impact on even our non-ACS certified degrees.

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Coming to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been one of the best decisions I have made in my young professional career. One of the greatest aspects of this university is the student to faculty ratio. You truly are able to learn so much from your professors.

Abdulghani Mounir Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept Honors

Our department honors program provides an even more in-depth learning experience. Explore our degree and honors programs to discover why UW-Eau Claire is one of the top universities in chemistry education.

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