Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Program Overview

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Canisius College offers several degree tracks in the chemistry and biochemistry majors.  Faculty help students choose the best track to attain their personal career goals.

Biochemistry Tracks
  • BS  Biochemistry
  • BS  Biochemistry Certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS)
Chemistry Tracks
  • BS  Chemistry
  • BS  Chemistry Certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • BS  Chemistry Health Professions

All tracks prepare students for employment in the chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as entry into health-related professional schools.  Tracks certified by the ACS prepare students for graduate school in chemistry or biochemistry.  The Health Professions Track is uniquely designed for students who seek entry into medical, dental, pharmacy and other health-related professional schools.  For more information about Medical, Dental or Pharmacy Programs, visit the Pre-Health Center.

A side-by-side comparison of Biochemistry and Chemistry tracks can be found here.

All Biochemistry and Chemistry tracks can be completed with a business minor.

NYS certification as a chemistry teacher, grades 7-12, can be obtained in conjunction with the Department of Adolescence Education.