About our Programs

The Department of Chemistry and Occupational Health Science offers two major programs: a chemistry major program and an occupational health science program; and a chemistry minor program. Those majoring in chemistry may choose from the following options:

  • professional chemistry option- intended for those interested in graduate school or being an industrial chemist
  • the general chemistry option - intended for pre-professional students
  • professional biochemistry option - intended for those interested in graduate school or medical profession
  • courses that fulfill the subject requirements for those seeking certification for secondary education in chemistry through the College of Education and Human Sciences.

The major in Occupational Health Science was first accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, Inc. in 2001 and is designed to prepare students for direct entry into positions in industry, government, and other organizations as occupational health scientists and for entry into graduate programs in environmental health and safety.

In addition to any financial aid that a student may receive from UNA or other sources, the department offers scholarships which can be applied for by visiting the Office of Student Financial Services website. Incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in professional chemistry or occupational health science may apply for an endowed scholarship which provides funds for up to four years. 

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