This department strives to equip all their students taking these sciences with an awareness of the impact of modern technology on our society, as well as to introduce them to the essentials of these disciplines. Persons majoring in Chemistry are given the foundation necessary for graduate study and/or for employment in the chemical industry. Likewise, fundamental training is provided for those planning to enter the health professions or science education.
The Standard Chemistry major and the Chemistry major with a Biochemistry Emphasis are both excellent preparation for students planning to attend medical or dental school or to pursue a career in medical research. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor at UMHB as to which major (Standard Chemistry or Biochemistry Emphasis) would be more beneficial to them.
Minors and Certifications
Pre-Health Professions Academy
The Pre-Health Professions Academy will equip pre-medical, pre-dental and other pre-health professional students to be competitive for admission to professional programs through ongoing mentoring and academic preparation.
- Completion of 36 credit hours, with at least 12 credit hours in the lab sciences (i.e. Biology, Chemistry or Physics, but not Math. Others to be considered by the Committee in the case of an unconventional route.)
- An overall 3.6 GPA
The Pre-Health Professions Academy is comprised of faculty members within the College of Humanities and Sciences.PHPA Application
Dr. Ruth Ann Murphy • Department Chair
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