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.

Environmental chemistry class tests local air and water for harmful pollutants

Students in an environmental chemistry class at Texas Woman’s University are learning first-hand how harmful pollutants are affecting air and water quality in their own community.

TWU KEM Club earns top national recognition

The Texas Woman’s University student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Kappa Epsilon Mu (KEM Club), has been selected to receive an "outstanding" award for its activities during the 2017-2018 academic year. "Outstanding" was the highest recognition to be awarded, and special commendation was given to TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry professors and faculty advisors Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan and Yunxiang Li.

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 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

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