Bachelors of Science in Chemistry / Biochemistry

Program Objectives

San Diego State University Bachelor of Science program in Chemistry / Biochemistry addresses the entire subject domain, including analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry with an emphasis in laboratory study and practical application.

Chemistry is a great career choice because it is fascinating, it contributes to society, and offers many employment opportunities. There are exciting and rewarding chemical careers in evaluating environmental problems, developing new pharmaceuticals, finding alternative energy sources, creating new processes and products, studying the nature of matter, identifying and characterizing natural products, and in discovering the processes in living cells. Every level of industry and government has a high demand for chemists. Many chemists also start their own businesses.

San Diego State University Chemistry program is certified by American Chemical Society (ACS). B.S. degree is modified and has an emphasis in biochemistry.*

Teaching Methodology

The San Diego State University chemistry curriculum offers students great amount of laboratory experience. They will learn a wide range of current techniques, use sophisticated instruments (NMR, HPLC, GC, MS, etc.), and gain experience through group problem-solving.

Career Opportunities

San Diego State University chemistry graduates are sought out by biotechnology, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and electronic companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, Merck da Roche, as well as by governmental agencies. A large number of graduates go on to teach at universities, community colleges and high schools.

Find out more about the chemistry and biochemistry programs at SDSU here.

*Biochemistry study path is not automatically certified by the American chemical society. Biochemistry students are required to take several additional classes if an ACS certification is desired.