Chico State

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Behind the scenes in almost any area—medicine, transportation, agriculture, the environment, computing, entertainment, law, psychology, and the arts—is an army of chemists and chemical technicians who help prepare materials, analyze evidence, create new substances, and answer the "What is it?" questions that are presented each day.

They help clean the environment, cure the ill, convict the guilty, and keep us fed, clothed, sheltered, and healthy. And we will continue to need more of these kinds of services to help clean our environment, defeat the next epidemic, and improve our energy efficiency.

Upon completion of the series of courses prescribed by American Chemical Society guidelines, students may be certified as professional chemists and awarded the American Chemical Society Certificate in Chemistry.

Program Degrees and Certificates

The Chemistry and Biochemistry at Chico State offers the following certificates and degrees:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry,
  • The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry,
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • The Minor in Chemistry,
  • The Minor in Biochemistry
  • American Chemical Society Certificate in Chemistry
  • Pre-Professional Programs in Chemistry,
  • The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Science With a Concentration in Chemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Location & Contact Info
Physical Science Building, Room 216

Course Catalog

Department Website