Chemistry Degree Options

The Department of Chemistry offers bachelor degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry.

Chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry degrees are certified by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 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).

In addition to the five degree options, the department offers a chemistry minor, and a pre-engineering program.

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. 

For students majoring in chemistry, Hartwick’s Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years. For more information visit the program website at


Chemistry Degree & Program Options Requirements