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Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Programs

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Our undergraduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry prepare you to be a professional chemist or provide the foundation for graduate, medical or dental school.

Our curricula provide exceptional opportunities to combine a traditional education with advanced laboratory experiences. You'll be well-prepared to solve problems using scientifically sound principles that are socially acceptable.

Many of our students participate in faculty sponsored research projects and present findings at regional and national professional meetings.

You might even choose to be involved in a hands-on, authentic research project in your first-year! Learn more about our SEA-Phage and First Year Research Experience in Science programs.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.  Our Chemistry Club is very active in community service and educating middle and high school students.

Learn about our programs:

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    Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

    The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed for students who wish to combine a degree in chemistry with another profession, such as secondary education, patent law, or scientific writing. This degree also prepares students to work in technical support positions.

    Program Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

    Graduation requires completion of a total of 126 credit hours of coursework.

    For complete program requirements please check the University Catalog for Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.

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    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

    The Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry prepares students to function as professional chemists or for advanced studies at the graduate level. The Bachelor of Science degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.

    Program Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

    Graduation requires completion of a total of 126 credit hours of coursework.

    For complete program requirement please check the University Catalog for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

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    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

    The Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry is designed to provide the student with the background in chemistry, biology and biochemistry needed to enter professional schools such as medicine or dentistry; to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry or a number of interdisciplinary areas such as pharmacology or bio-engineering; to teach chemistry at the secondary level; or to work as a biologically-oriented professional chemist.

    Program Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

    Graduation requires completion of a total of 126 credit hours of coursework.
    Check the University Catalog for complete requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

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    Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science

    At Detroit Mercy, we offer a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program that allows you obtain both degrees within 5 years.  Typically, a Bachelor's degree requires 4 years and an additional 2 years to complete a Master's degree.  With this program, you'll have both degrees in 5 years.

    You'll start taking graduate courses during your 4th year and these courses can be used toward satisfying your Master's degree requirements.  In addition, our financial aid counselors keep in close contact with students in the program to maximize the financial aid package throughout the entire 5-year program.

    You'll receive plenty of research opportunities beginning as early as the second year.  It may cumulate in a Master's thesis. There are research opportunities available during the summers following the third and fourth years.  There are also a limited number of teaching assistantships for students in 5th year.

    For complete program requirements please check the University Catalog for Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry.

    For additional information, contact:

    Dr. Liz Roberts-Kirchhoff
    313-993-1021
    robkires@udmercy.edu
    109 Chemistry

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    Five-year Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry - Master in Environmental Engineering

    We offer a combined Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Master in Environmental Engineering program for well-prepared high school school students entering as freshman.

    Advantages of an accelerated 5-year program:

    • Some courses during your senior year count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements.
    • Ability to take some graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate
    • Some of your undergraduate financial aid is extended through your year of graduate study.

    If you meet admission criteria and maintain the required GPA, you may have your bachelor's and master's degrees within 5 years.

    Learn more about the admission and degree requirements for this 5-year accelerated program.

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    Five-year Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Master in Environmental Engineering

    We offer a combined Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Master in Environmental Engineering program for well-prepared high school school students entering as freshman.

    Advantages of an accelerated 5-year program:

    • Some courses during your senior year count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements.
    • Ability to take some graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate
    • Some of your undergraduate financial aid is extended through your year of graduate study.

    If you meet admission criteria and maintain the required GPA, you may have your bachelor's and master's degrees within 5 years.

    Learn more about the admission and degree requirements for this 5-year accelerated program.

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    Five-year Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry - Master in Environmental Engineering

    We offer a combined Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Master in Environmental Engineering program for well-prepared high school school students entering as freshman.

    Advantages of an accelerated 5-year program:

    • Some courses during your senior year count towards both undergraduate and graduate requirements.
    • Ability to take some graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate
    • Some of your undergraduate financial aid is extended through your year of graduate study.

    If you meet admission criteria and maintain the required GPA, you may have your bachelor's and master's degrees within 5 years.

    Learn more about the admission and degree requirements for this 5-year accelerated program.

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