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Chemistry & Forensic Science

Gain knowledge for satisfying careers in technology, research, teaching or healthcare.

Chemist filling a beaker

Build a foundation of modern theory and laboratory skills

As a student in Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science you'll be ready for a career both in and out of pure chemistry. Our graduates are working in medicine, pharmacology, agriculture and soil science, geology, mining and metallurgy, material science, engineering, patent law, pollution control, and ecology.

Explore our programs


Complete chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics course to prepare for work in the professional field or in a graduate program. You'll work closely with our American Chemical Society chapter throughout your undergrad.

Biochemistry / Pre-Med

This program is the perfect match if you have a passion for biology, chemistry, and the other physical sciences. This program includes a certification option through the American Chemical Society.

Forensic Chemistry

Combine classical chemistry knowledge with forensic techniques and criminal justice strategies as you prepare for an exciting career in forensics. This program includes a certification option through the American Chemical Society.

Chemistry (Secondary Education)

You'll prepare for a career in secondary science education through this program. You'll learn about the physical sciences as well as modern pedagogical methods.

Chemistry (Secondary Education - General Science)

Our general science concentration option for secondary chemistry education prepares you to teach in many varied physical science classrooms.

Forensic Science

Our forensic science curriculum combines modern biology and chemistry lectures and laboratory research, and it’s designed to provide depth of specialization in chemistry. 

Pharmaceutical Science

Pharmaceutical Science draws together the fields of biology and chemistry with an ultimate goal of studying drug development. If you are looking for a career that involves using medicine to help others and you enjoy a challenge, this major might be for you.  

The WU advantage

Professional facilities

Our chemistry facilities have been recently remodeled to match professional forensic and chemistry laboratories. You'll have access to these areas as early as your freshman year.

Practical knowledge

WU classes are hands-on with often fewer than 15 students. You'll get to know your professors quickly as they help you reach your career and educational goals.

Impressive careers and internships

Our graduates and students have worked in nearly every industry and all around the nation. We'll help you find the perfect internship that will propel your career.

Take a look at our Department facilities and learn about our top-of-the-line equipment.