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Chemistry is a broad technical field that is the “central science” for many disciplines. The B.A. with major in chemistry program is for the student who wants to obtain a premier degree in chemistry, while being able to learn in a variety of different subject matters along the way. A UVM B.A. with major in chemistry degree provides a solid foundation for pursuing a career in chemistry, while still giving you space in your schedule for non-chemistry courses that will prepare you for any career path.

The B.A. with major in chemistry program features small classes, plenty of interaction with instructors, and research opportunities that, at most schools, are only open to graduate students. The large number of electives allows for a flexible academic agenda, letting you tailor the program to your own academic interests. Students have endless options, from taking extra foreign language courses to chemistry courses. For helpful guidance on whether the B.A. or B.S. program is right for you, refer to the B.A./B.S. comparison chart (PDF).

Major requirements


  • Analytical Chemist
  • Research Assistant
  • Pharmacologist
  • Project Manager
  • Research Coordinator
  • Healthcare Scientist

Graduate Schools

  • Broad Institute
  • Cal Tech
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University