Chemistry & Biochemistry
The TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will develop your knowledge of the properties, composition, structure, behaviors and energy changes of material substances, while teaching you to apply this knowledge for the benefit of humanity.
Our state-of-the-art facilities, instrumentation and resources support advanced research in the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. Our accomplished faculty and staff serve as mentors and experts in their fields, providing unparalleled opportunities for you to participate in groundbreaking research, supportive student communities and academic seminars.
We offer undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and chemistry, with programs leading to teacher certification, American Chemistry Society certification, and preparation for medically-related professional programs. A chemistry minor also is available to TWU undergraduate students.
Our flexible master of science degree in chemistry is custom-designed by faculty committee to suit your individual career goals. As a graduate student in our program, you will have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of research focuses, attend advanced courses, and participate in seminars and research.
Over the past decade, Texas Woman’s University students in chemistry and biochemistry have turned aluminum cans into Play-Doh, sampled and analyzed water quality in the Trinity River watershed, and converted human energy on treadmills into potential electricity. For “graduating chemists with civic lenses” and addressing such social issues as sustainability, water quality and safety, TWU has been singled out for special recognition by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs will prepare you for graduate studies in chemistry; admission to medical, dental or pharmacy school; or a career as a professional chemist or teacher.
|Profession||2015 median salary||Explore our corresponding entry-level programs|
|Agricultural and food scientists||$62,470||Bachelor's degrees|
|Biochemists and biophysicists||$82,150||Bachelor's degree and master's degree|
|Chemical Engineers||$97,360||Bachelor's degrees|
|Chemists and material scientists||$72,610||Bachelor's degrees|
|Dental hygienists||$72,330||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|Dentists||$158,310||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|High school science teachers||$57,200||Bachelor's degree with teacher certification|
|Pharmacists||$121,500||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|Physicians and surgeons||$187,200||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
|Postsecondary science teachers||$72,470||Master's degree|
|Registered nurses||$67,490||Bachelor's degree for pre-health majors|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics