Chemistry & Biochemistry

Welcome to Chemistry & Biochemistry at UM-Flint

By choosing to pursue a degree in Chemistry, Green Chemistry, or Biochemistry, you are deciding to make an impact on the world. Successful doctors, pharmacists, educators, and chemists can all claim one thing in common: our program.

Our department provides you with a unique combination of assets:

  • access to faculty
  • research experience
  • expert advising
  • updated labs and instruments
  • publication opportunities
  • conference attendance

We offer American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degrees. We also boast a nationally recognized chemistry club and many chances for community outreach and volunteer work.

Our faculty strongly believe that your education is about more than earning a piece of paper. It is about obtaining the critical experience and skills you need to excel in your career field. Students who complete our program have a competitive edge for their next steps in life.

Student doing research in chemistry lab at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Students and faculty doing green chemistry research at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Student and faculty member doing research in a chemistry lab at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Chemistry & Biochemistry Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Catalog Description
The student who expects to accept an entry-level position in any area requiring knowledge of biological chemistry, or to do graduate study in biochemistry, other areas of biomedical science (pharmacology/toxicology, physiology, cell and/or molecular biology, molecular genetics, immunology, microbial physiology, agricultural chemistry/plant science, food science, or human nutrition) may be best served by completing the Program in Biochemistry.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Catalog Description
For the student who plans to undertake graduate studies in analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry or to prepare for professional work as a chemist.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Catalog Description
The Bachelor of Arts program in Chemistry is designed for students who want to gain a general background in chemistry, to prepare themselves for entry into medical, dental, osteopathic, or veterinary school, or to make use of the science of chemistry in their careers.

Chemistry/Biochemistry Honors

Catalog Description
In addition to standard program requirements, Honors Program students participate in an off-campus research experience and complete an undergraduate thesis.

Bachelor of Science in Green Chemistry

Catalog Description
The Green Chemistry Bachelor of Science program prepares students to undertake graduate studies in analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry or biochemistry, or to work as chemistry professionals. In addition to traditional training and education in a chemistry curriculum, students will use the principles of green chemistry to evaluate the ecological and economical sustainability of chemicals and chemical processes. Toxicology and the environmental fate of chemicals are key components of these principles.


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Pre-Professional Programs

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What will your experience as a chemistry major look like with UM-Flint? We’ve developed major maps to help you learn what to expect during each stage of your studies. These maps share year-by-year information like class selection, extra-curricular opportunities, career preparation, and more. Start charting your course by downloading the map that’s right for you:

Tyler Doyon

Tyler Doyon
Biochemistry 2015

Tyler Doyon is currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also received a fellowship through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Tyler says, “The small class size at UM-Flint is an incredible asset to students like me, as it allows us to work closely with professors and conduct original research. I owe a great deal to Dr. Kingsley and all of the department for their guidance and mentorship over the years.”

Advising Services

At the University of Michigan-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future, and book an appointment today.

In addition to academic advising, the College of Arts & Sciences provides extensive career advising services to help you define a clear path for your career. Contact Myesha Cannon through Handshake to schedule your career coaching appointment.


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