(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
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.
general B.S. degree program, which is accredited by the American Chemical
Society, is well-suited for students interested in chemistry as a profession.
The other B.S. programs focus on a specific area of applied
chemistry: Environmental Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry. These programs
are a little less intensive in chemistry and draw on significant course
material from areas relevant to their particular field, but fall outside of a
classical chemistry degree.
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
student must take courses CHE 194HA, 194HB, and 194HC.
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.