Degree programs - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Our Academic Programs

Our department offers degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. A student can decide to pursue these at one of three levels (B.A., B.S., or B.S. with ACS Certification), depending on his or her future goals. The degrees do not differ until the second or third year of study and changes can be made at any time, upon consultation with an advisor in the department. We recommend that most new students begin in the Bachelor of Science path.

In conjunction with the Department of Education, we also offer a chemistry degree with high school teaching certification.

Jesse Kleingardner teaching

In addition, we offer a 3+4 Biochemistry B.A./Doctor of Pharmacy collaborative program with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. After three years on campus at Messiah University, up to two positions are reserved for Messiah University students who meet the admissions requirements of the University of the Sciences pharmacy program. At the end of seven years, both a B.A. in Biochemistry and Doctorate of Pharmacy degree are awarded.

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