Highly skilled faculty, newly renovated classroom and research laboratories, a strong emphasis on undergraduate research, and engaging in activities through the student chapter of the American Chemical Society are just a few of the amazing opportunities awaiting you. The Chemistry B.S. offers three options of study, pre-professional preparation, and a chemistry minor.
Chemistry Certified by American Chemical Society
Here at UCM, we have a rigorous chemistry program that is certified by the American Chemical Society.
In our program, you will receive a student-centered education with daily interactions and strong involvement of our faculty, from classroom to individual research projects.
Our instructional laboratories have been fully renovated in 2017 and are equipped with newly upgraded modern instrumentation that provide students with excellent experience of what they will encounter in industrial and academic research facilities.
You will have multiple hands-on opportunities to learn science teaching in both University and school settings. Our graduates have nearly 100% placement in Missouri schools, and faculty will work with you as you begin your career.
Undergraduate research experiences are encouraged for all chemistry majors at UCM and are required for students obtaining the ACS-certified B.S. degree and the B.S. in Education degree. Many areas of research are available to students throughout the entire calendar year (Fall, Spring, and Summer), including organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical education.
Undergraduate research provides an opportunity for the student to develop and utilize critical thinking skills, creativity, and essential research techniques for chemical, health, and other related disciplines. Those participating in research collaborate with faculty members and fellow students, building strong student-mentor relationships.
Upon completion of their research projects, many of our students have presented their results at state, regional, and national meetings. Participation in professional meetings provides an opportunity for undergraduates to interact and share experiences with students and faculty from around the country. The following is a list of the conferences where UCM undergraduates have made presentations over the past few years: