(College of Letters & Science)
Department Administration. For a complete list of department administration, see https://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/people.
Department Office. 108 Chemistry Building; 530-752-8900; Fax 530-752-8995; https://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/
The Major Programs
Chemistry studies the composition of matter, its structure, and the means by which it is converted from one form to another.
The Program. We offer several degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.). To meet and discuss these programs with our staff advisors, see https://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/academic-advising.
The curriculum leading to the A.B. degree offers a substantive program in chemistry, while allowing students the freedom to take more courses in other disciplines and pursue a broad liberal arts education. Students with a deeper interest in chemistry should choose one of the several programs leading to the B.S. degree.
Career Alternatives. Chemistry graduates with bachelor's degrees are employed extensively throughout various industries in quality control, research & development, production supervision, technical marketing, and other areas. The types of industries employing these graduates include chemical, energy, pharmaceutical, genetic engineering, biotechnology, food & beverage, petroleum & petrochemical, paper & textile, electronics & computer, and environmental & regulatory agencies. The bachelor's programs also provide chemistry graduates with the rigorous preparation needed for an advanced degree in chemistry and various professional schools in the health sciences.
Major Advisor. To contact a major advisor in the Department of Chemistry, see https://chemistry.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/academic-advising.
Honors & Honors Program. The student must take courses CHE 194HA, 194HB, and 194HC, and complete a capstone project (typically a written honors thesis).
Graduate Study. The Department of Chemistry offers programs of study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry. Detailed information regarding graduate study may be obtained by contacting the Graduate Advisor, Department of Chemistry. See also Graduate Studies.