What will I learn?

An understanding of chemistry is critical to an understanding of life and its associated activities. Chemistry and chemical principles profoundly influence the way we live, communicate, and interact with one another, so it is little wonder that a strong background in chemistry provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers of major importance in the twenty-first century. Chemistry is uniquely positioned at the crossroad between the biological and physical sciences. By exploiting their understanding of both realms, chemists and other professionals with strong backgrounds in chemistry have made, and continue to make, major contributions to improve the human condition. Major technological and biological discoveries almost always depend on a fundamental understanding of chemistry and the pursuit of these discoveries, as a way to improve the world in which we live, drives those who seek to be a part of the process.

Many students planning to enter medical, dental, or pharmacy school prefer a bachelor of arts degree that contains a large number of elective courses that may be used to satisfy pre-professional school requirements. With that in mind, this track provides an effective way to use some of the available free electives in the BA chemistry program to satisfy the pre-professional requirements for these programs. Courses in anatomy, biochemistry, biology, genetics, and microbiology are included. Additional free electives, of which there will be many, may be used to strengthen the student’s program of study in a manner decided by the student and the academic advisor.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$37,890.00 (28,12,859) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021


College of Science

517 Blocker Building,

155 Ireland Street,



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

High school/secondary transcript

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or

a minimum PTE Academic score of 53

a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band

When to Apply:

Spring/ August 1; Fall/December 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.