The Department of Chemistry offers
major and minor programs of study for students receiving the
bachelor of science (B.S.) degree. The curriculum for the B.S.
in chemistry degree is approved by the American Chemical Society.
There is also an ACS-approved program offering a B.S. degree
in Chemistry following a Biochemistry track. An honors program
exists for chemistry majors. There are also programs for premedical,
predental, and preoptometry preparation. Information about chemistry
courses and requirements for a chemistry major can be found
in the undergraduate catalog or on our summary of chemistry
Graduates from our department tend to have strong credentials
and typically go on to medical school or graduate studies in Chemistry.
Many of alumni have graduated with top honors from the University.
We are currently in the process of compiling a list of our alumni,
which includes honors and what our graduates are doing now. If
you are an alumnus or have information about any of our alumni,
please send information to
SURP Program (NSF-REU site)
The Chemistry Department has run a Summer
Undergraduate Research Participation (SURP) program for over
two decades. The program allows students preparing to enter their
junior or senior year to spend 10 weeks working with department
faculty on modern research problems. In addition to working in
research labs, students participate in seminars on current research,
research instrumentation, and scientific ethics. A variety of
social activities provide chances for students to interact with
the faculty and students of the Chemistry Department.
degree programs at The University of Alabama
Research in Chemistry
Careers in Chemistry - What can
I do with a chemistry degree?
Post-Graduate Study - What can
I do if want/need to stay in school?
Chemistry Major FAQ
of the American Chemical Society
Gamma Sigma Epsilon
- National Chemistry Honorary
Summer Undergraduate Research
Participation (SURP) Program
of Undergraduate Studies - Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy
Undergraduate Catalog | ACS-Certified Major | Pre-Health Degree
University of Alabama Chemistry Course Offerings