Chemistry & Biochemistry

The TWU Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry educates socially responsible and civically engaged chemists and biochemists.

Our graduates are problem solvers who view the world through a global lens and develop scientific solutions that will have a positive, sustainable and lasting impact on society. We recently earned top national recognition from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for our unique learning model, which incorporates experiential activities and ethical practices into our curriculum.

In addition to providing you with unparalleled research opportunities, rigorous coursework, and exceptional laboratory experiences, our accomplished faculty and staff will help you develop such vital skills as critical thinking, clear communication, teamwork, and personal and social responsibility. Our state-of-the-art facilities, instrumentation and resources will support your research, experimentation and success in the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and global citizenship.

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2020 marks the centennial anniversary of Biology, Chemistry & Physics at Texas Woman's University. Pictured above: Former TWU professor and NASA researcher Dr. Pauline Beery Mack.

Degree programs

We offer undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and chemistry, with programs leading to teacher certification, American Chemistry Society certification, and preparation for medically-related professional programs. As of Fall 2018, we now offer a NEW track in environmental chemistry, which allows you to study the role of chemical species in natural places such as water, air and soil. A chemistry minor also is available to TWU undergraduate students.

Our flexible master of science degree in chemistry is custom-designed by a faculty committee to suit your individual career goals. As a graduate student in our program, you will have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of research focuses, attend advanced courses, and participate in seminars and research.

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Career outlook

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs will prepare you for graduate studies in chemistry; admission to medical, dental or pharmacy school; or a career as a professional chemist or teacher.

Profession Median salary Explore our corresponding entry-level programs
Agricultural and food scientists $64,020 Bachelor's degrees
Biochemists and biophysicists $93,280 Bachelor's degree and master's degree
Chemical Engineers $104,910 Bachelor's degrees
Chemists and material scientists $78,330 Bachelor's degrees
Dental hygienists $74,820 Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors
Dentists $156,240 Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors
High school science teachers $60,320 Bachelor's degree with teacher certification
Pharmacists $126,120 Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors
Physicians and surgeons $208,200 Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors
Postsecondary science teachers $78,470 Master's degree
Registered nurses $71,730 Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data collected Feb. 2020

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