Chemistry & Biochemistry
The TWU Department 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.
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. In Fall 2018, we will offer a NEW track in environmental chemistry, which will allow 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.
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||2015 median salary||Explore our corresponding entry-level programs|
|Agricultural and food scientists||$62,470||Bachelor's degrees|
|Biochemists and biophysicists||$82,150||Bachelor's degree and master's degree|
|Chemical Engineers||$97,360||Bachelor's degrees|
|Chemists and material scientists||$72,610||Bachelor's degrees|
|Dental hygienists||$72,330||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|Dentists||$158,310||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|High school science teachers||$57,200||Bachelor's degree with teacher certification|
|Pharmacists||$121,500||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|Physicians and surgeons||$187,200||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|Postsecondary science teachers||$72,470||Master's degree|
|Registered nurses||$67,490||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Hear from one of our graduates.
Over the past decade, Texas Woman’s University students in chemistry and biochemistry have turned aluminum cans into Play-Doh, sampled and analyzed water quality in the Trinity River watershed, and converted human energy on treadmills into potential electricity. For “graduating chemists with civic lenses” and addressing such social issues as sustainability, water quality and safety, TWU has been singled out for special recognition by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.