CBC Undergraduate Studies

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CBC Undergraduate Studies

CBC graduates leave UA with a strong, molecular understanding of the world, and the ability to create, measure and manipulate new molecules with targeted function.

>450 Biochemistry Majors

>250 Chemistry Majors

~50,000 Student Credit Hours


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers four undergraduate programs and strives to give students a strong theoretical background and the ability to apply what they know to a wide range of biological, chemical and physical systems. An “experimental” component to each program allows students to get more intimately involved with science through research or practice, and to develop a greater sense of identity as a chemist or biochemist. Students are prepared upon graduation to work as chemists and biochemists in academic, industrial and governmental settings. In addition, these programs of study provide an excellent foundation for advanced studies in biochemistry, chemistry and related graduate programs as well as professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and osteopathy.


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B.S. in Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Science degree program provides students with a strong scientific foundation for those interested in careers which involve laboratory research or graduate studies in the field of biochemistry. It requires at least 1 year of research experience in a lab, and culminates in a Senior Capstone project.

Biochemistry B.S. Degree Requirements

Biochemistry B.S. Sample 4-Year PLan

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B.A. in Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Arts degree program provides students with those same scientific foundations, and it allows more flexibility for students who aim to pursue double majors or minors in different areas of study. The B.A. is designed for students interested in non-laboratory or health-related professions.

Biochemistry B.A. Degree Requirements

Biochemistry B.A. Sample 4-Year Plan

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B.S. in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society, providing students with a well-rounded chemical education and an edge when applying for scientific careers or graduate school for chemistry.

Chemistry B.S. Degree Requirements

Chemistry B.S. Sample 4-Year Plan

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B.A. in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts degree program provides students with the same foundations in chemistry, but students can choose to focus on certain chemistry areas that suit their interests and goals. This path may be suitable for those students interested in working a field which requires chemistry, but is less research-focused.

Chemistry  B.A. Degree Requirements

Chemistry B.A. Sample 4-Year Plan

We value excellence in all areas of scholarly activity and offer a large number of fellowships and awards, and a number of our students have received highly-competitive scholarships and awards.  For more information on the various opportunities visit Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards.

Many CBC undergraduates have opportunities to participate in study abroad, internships, conferences and research experiences.  UArizona has an exchange program with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona Spain (along the Mediterranean located SW of Barcelona) that is particularly strong in the Sciences Read About The Tarragona Study Abroad Program

Information on graduation processes, events, job search, and staying connected as alumni can be found Here.  A degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry prepares you for an exciting career in academia, private industry or government.  Learn More About Careers

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry encourages all students to become involved with research! By providing undergraduates with many opportunities to participate, through credit courses, paid positions, and a wide range of research areas, there is something for everyone!
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Graduating with a BA/BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry prepares you for an exciting careers!  CBC graduates work in private industry, government and academia.  For more information on the possibilities go to:

Potential Jobs and Careers

Contact the Undergraduate Advisors:

Email: CBC-Advising@email.arizona.edu
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