• Chemistry professor with student
  • Chemistry professor with student
  • Hartwick student in chemistry lab
  • Hartwick student in chemistry lab

Chemistry and Biochemistry Degree Options

The department offers five degree options, a chemistry minor, and a pre-engineering program. 

The bachelor of science degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry are certified by the American Chemical Society's Committee on Professional Training and are recommended for students anticipating graduate study or a career in chemical industry.

The non-ACS certified biochemistry B.S. degree is often a good choice for students interested in a career in medicine.

The bachelor of arts degree in chemistry has fewer required courses in the major program and is recommended for students desiring careers in areas where chemistry knowledge is useful but not necessarily the main focus (such as secondary education, health professions, or law).

Students interested in chemical engineering can pursue the pre-engineering Hartwick B.A. degree. Students spend three years at Hartwick and two years at Columbia University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences or at Clarkson University. Click here for more information about the pre-engineering program.