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The Department of Chemistry offers three baccalaureate programs:

A. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, which is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). 124 credits
B. Bachelor of Science degree, including specializations like bioinformatics. 124 credits
C. Bachelor of Science degree and teacher licensure for chemistry education majors. 128 credits

The educational objectives for individual programs are given in the "Special Degree Requirements" section.

In the past five years, 40 percent of chemistry graduates attended graduate school, 40 percent started working in industry (primarily in chemical and pharmaceutical industries), 10 percent went to professional schools (medicine, law), and 10 percent became teachers or others.

The most recent information can be found at www.chem.purdue.edu.