Academic Program InformationThe Department of Chemistry provides general course offerings for non-majors and several undergraduate degree programs for chemistry majors. All B.S. degrees are designed to comply with American Chemical Society (ACS) accreditation standards and provide a strong foundation in chemistry that prepares students to be highly qualified to work as professional chemists, pursue advanced studies leading to the Ph.D. degree in chemistry or biochemistry, or gain admission to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, work as forensic chemists in regional, state, and federal forensic laboratories, work as professional chemists in industrial or government laboratories, or work as chemistry educators.
The graduate curricula in the Department of Chemistry are designed to ensure superior disciplinary quality and research competency in target research areas that UAB can uniquely offer. This department has an outstanding research active faculty that provides a very favorable faculty/student ratio to encourage close contacts between students and their faculty research advisors and provides opportunities for mentors to give personalized attention to the academic and research progress of each of their students.