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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Department Chair: Laine Berghout
Location: Tracy Hall Science Center, Room 255H
Telephone Contact: Colleen Boam 801-626-6952
Professors: Laine Berghout, Charles Davidson, Don Davies, Timothy Herzog, Todd M. Johnson, Andreas Lippert, Barry A. Lloyd, Michelle Paustenbaugh, Edward Walker; Associate Professors: Brandon Burnett, Tracy Covey; Assistant Professor: Demetrios Pagonis Instructors: Carol Campbell, Brooke Jenkins

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Chemistry and Biochemistry- ACS Certified Bachelor of Science degrees meets all the requirements of the ACS.  Both Chemistry BS or Biochemistry BS programs provide good foundations in chemistry and biochemistry that prepares students to enter the work force directly, or enter graduate research programs.  They also provide out students excellent preparation for Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, other Pre-Medical Professional students and who need a sound chemical background. The Chemistry Teaching Major leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree with secondary education licensure. A Chemistry Minor and a Chemistry Teaching Minor are also available. The two-year Chemical Technician Program, leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate of Skill Proficiency, is designed to emphasize skills required for employment as a technician in chemical laboratories.

Interdisciplinary Programs

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry contributes courses and faculty expertise to the Interdisciplinary Environmental Science major (BS) sponsored by the College of Science.  In addition, the department participates in A.A.S. Physical Science.


Chemistry Course Descriptions  


    Associate of Applied ScienceInstitutional CertificateBachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies

       BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.

    MinorTeaching MinorHonors, Departmental

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