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Our Programs

The Department of Chemistry offers bachelors degrees for pre-professional health, chemistry and forensic science careers.  All bachelor degrees can be combined with a M.S. Chemistry degree allowing students to receive both degrees in five years.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Accredited by the American Chemical Society) with options in:

  • Chemistry, B.S. (Biochemistry Concentration)
  • Chemistry, B.S. (Biochemistry Concentration ACS Certified)
  • Chemistry, B.S. (Chemistry Concentration)
  • Chemistry, B.S. (Chemistry Concentration ACS Certified)
  • Chemistry, B.S. (Chemistry Teaching Concentration)
  • Chemistry, B.S. (Pre-Health Concentration: includes Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-Physician Assistant)
  • Chemistry, B.S. (Pre-Pharmacy)

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with concentrations in:

Accelerated Dual Degree (3+2) program allows those students majoring in Chemistry or Forensic Science to obtain their Master's degree with one additional year of study.

Master of Science in Chemistry

Minor in Chemistry or Chemistry Teaching

Transferring from KCTCS? Visit KCTCS Transfer Pathways for EKU Chemistry & Forensic Science.

Other Programs:

The Department of Chemistry also cooperates with the other natural science departments and the College of Education in offering the degree of Master of Arts in Education with an option in Physical Science. The program is primarily for non-specialized science teachers and is described more thoroughly in the College of Education section of the graduate catalog. If you already have a chemistry bachelors and would like to teach at the high school level you should consider a Master of Arts in Teaching.

If you are considering teaching there is an innovative new program which pays you to try it out for two weeks. See EKU's Try Teaching Program for more information.


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