Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


This degree program will give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in various careers business, healthcare, government and education. McMurry’s articulaton agreements facilitate a smooth transition to advanced studies.

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What Sets Us Apart

McMurry faculty members take an active interest in their students’ education. Small class sizes; curriculum that includes lecture, laboratory assignments and field work; and the opportunity to participate in faculty research and work-study programs offer a comprehensive educational experience. For students who want to purse advanced degrees, McMurry has ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS with Hardin-Simmons University, Parker University, Texas Chiropractic College, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy and UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts in chemistry offers a broader view of chemistry with a foundation in the math and science of matter. Electives allow you to tailor your degree for vocations in healthcare administration, industrial sales, patent law, science journalism, policy advising, teaching and more.

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Minor in Chemistry

The chemistry minor offers a fundamental understanding of the science of chemistry in theory and practice. Pair it with your major for careers as a biochemist, veterinary technician, food scientist, technical writer, wildlife biologist, nurse, laboratory manager or technologist, teacher, and more.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science in chemistry is primarily laboratory based. This degree is the foundation for careers in industrial process chemistry, pollution control and remediation, laboratory work, or commercial or governmental research.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Biochemistry studies life at the molecular and chemical levels. The degree opens doors for career fields in science, healthcare, education, law, government or business, as well as advanced degree in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, chiropractic and more.

Minor in Biochemistry

A minor in biochemistry adds a scientific dimension to a bachelor’s degree in business, biology, kinesiology and interdisciplinary studies, complementing careers in industries such as healthcare, law policy or industry.



A Bachelor of Arts in chemistry is for students who want to incorporate a foundation of science in their career. With courses that focus on your areas of interest, vocational options can include healthcare administration, industrial sales, patent law, science journalism or policy advising.

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