College of Arts and Sciences

Scope of the Department

Presently the Department of Chemistry has 21 Ph.D. faculty members. These positions are evenly distributed among the major disciplines of chemistry. On the undergraduate level the Department offers the B.S. Chemistry Degree in three available concentrations; (1) Pure chemistry, (2) Biochemistry, and (3) Applied chemistry (including options in Health Sciences Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Business Chemistry, and Chemistry). The Business Chemistry degree is designed to be a 4+1 BS/MBA program with the TTU College of Business. The department also offers a 4+1 BS/MS fast track program for dedicated students. In addition, the Department also offers the traditional 2-year M.S. degree in chemistry and the Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. The general chemistry program at Tech enrolls over 1200 campus-wide students in the Fall semester. We currently have approximately 150-160 declared chemistry majors.