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Hands-on chemistry education

SFA’s chemistry and biochemistry programs combine the high standards demanded by the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with small class sizes and hands-on learning. Students utilize our high-tech labs under the guidance and mentorship of phenomenal faculty and begin research early in their academic studies.

You’ll graduate prepared for a rewarding career in a variety of settings. Want to be a chemistry teacher? You can pursue a bachelor’s degree with secondary teacher certification. Interested in becoming a professional chemist? Our degree program will put you on the path to graduate school or to a career in a laboratory setting.

Degrees and areas of study offered

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry awards two degrees:

Bachelor of Science

  • Chemistry
    • Professional Chemist ACS certified
    • Biochemical/pre-medical
    • Interdisciplinary
    • JacksTeach (Secondary Education)
  • Biochemistry
    • Pre-professional programs (dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary)
    • Online degree available

Master of Science in Natural Sciences

Five-year dual Bachelor's and Master's



Unofficial Degree Plans

Our unofficial degree plans serve as a course-planning tool and a reflection of what you might be expected to complete when filing your official degree plan. A degree plan is a list of the graduation requirements for each major which includes all course options in each of the component areas such as the core, major, minor, etc. These documents below are not official degree plans. Contact your advisor for the steps required to file your degree plan.

Major Academic Planners (Degree MAPs)

Our undergraduate degree major academic planners serve as a guide to keep you on track as you make your way toward filing your official degree plan. A Degree MAP is a semester-by-semester sequence of courses which a student needs to take in order to graduate on time. It suggests courses to complete each semester to be “on track” to graduation by taking the right courses in the right order.

To find the suggested Degree MAP for your area of study, explore the list below.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Unofficial Degree Plans



Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Physical Address:
Bush Mathematical Sciences Building
Suite 108

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13006, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3006