Undergraduate Degrees (BS, BA & Minor)

Undergraduate learning during a lecture at the KU Department of Chemistry.

Undergraduate Degree Options in Chemistry

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, a rigorous program certified by the American Chemical Society, consists of a full spectrum of chemistry courses as well as supporting courses in mathematics and physics, and is designed to prepare students for a professional career in chemistry.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degreewith a major in chemistry is designed for the student who desires to obtain knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry and at the same time wishes to obtain substantial knowledge of a number of other fields of learning.

A Minor in Chemistryallows students outside the department to obtain a strong, distributed background in the discipline.

Undergraduates doing research in lab

Undergraduate Research 

The KU Chemistry Department has a long and successful history of promoting undergraduate research. You can begin working in the research lab as early as your first year at KU.


Resources for undergraduates

Undergraduate Resources

Need help finding a tutor?  Want to apply for a scholarship? 

Our Undergraduate Resources web page is one-stop shop with important resources for our undergraduate students at the University of Kansas Department of Chemistry.

Need a research poster printed?

KU Chemistry offers poster printing for any of our faculty, students and staff who have a grant-funded research poster to print.  Be sure to talk with your research advisor before submitting the request to obtain the funding number to pay for the poster.