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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Chemistry

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Main Departmental Office
Chemistry Building, Room 101

Mailing Address:
1155 Union Circle #305070
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-4318

Web site:

Undergraduate Advising Office
Chemistry Building, Room 207
Fax: 940-369-8474

William Acree, Chair



Chemistry, the study of matter and its reactions, provides a basic understanding needed to deal with a variety of societal and scientific needs, including energy, food production, health and medicine, biotechnology, new materials, environmental concerns, new processes, and national defense. Chemistry is a science central to the study of medicine, biology and modern physics.

Current frontiers of experimental and theoretical chemical investigation involve the areas of chemical reactions and reactivity, synthesis, analytical methods, catalysis, materials and life processes.

Preprofessional Programs

See “Preprofessional studies  ” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

The department offers a chemistry minor , a chemical technicians minor  and a series of courses designed to prepare students to sit for the certification examinations in chemistry or physical sciences .

Recipients of the BS in Chemistry, and in some cases the BA, are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) if all requirements for professional training of chemists are met. Courses required for ACS certification may be obtained from the department’s Undergraduate Affairs Committee.

Mathematics and Science Secondary Teaching

Individuals interested in pursuing certification in math or science teaching at the secondary level may wish to pursue a minor through the Teach North Texas program. See “Teach North Texas  ” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Certificate in Forensic Science

Click here to view the Forensic Science Certificate .

Graduate Degrees

The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Master of Science, and
  • Doctor of Philosophy, both with a major in chemistry.

Concentrations under the chemistry major at the master’s and doctoral level are available in chemistry education, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and industrial chemistry (MS only).

For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.


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