Chemistry is often called the “central science” because of the pivotal role it plays in all of the biological and physical sciences, as well as engineering, agriculture, medicine, and allied health disciplines. Bachelor’s degree chemists choose from many diverse paths for their short-term and lifetime careers, including graduate study in a variety of programs, rewarding employment in industry or governmental laboratories, professional or law school, or much-needed teaching service in high schools.
Students can choose our standard chemistry program, which is comparable to that offered in any major university, or our biochemistry track, which is designed to give more flexibility to students wanting to pursue courses with biological focus. Certification of the degree by the American Chemical Society is available. We encourage students in either major track to include independent study with one of our internationally-recognized faculty as a component of the undergraduate experience. Undergraduate Research will frequently result in journal publications and/or presentations at scientific meetings.
The primary goal of UFTeach is to increase the quantity and quality of secondary mathematics and science teachers. This mission will be accomplished through new partnerships between the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Education and several Florida school districts. UFTeach will use imaginative recruiting strategies to bring UF’s best and brightest into teaching.