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.
At the University of Michigan-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to help guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future, and find the advisor that is right for you by checking out our list.
College of Arts & Sciences can help you define a clear path for your career. For career advising and coaching, please contact Myesha Cannon to schedule your appointment.
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.
Chemistry (BS) 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.
Chemistry (BA) 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.
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.