CBC Undergraduate Studies

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CBC Undergraduate Studies

CBC graduates leave UA with a strong, molecular understanding of the world, and the ability to create, measure and manipulate new molecules with targeted function.

CBC Majors and Minors

>450 Biochemistry Majors

>250 Chemistry Majors

~50,000 Student Credit Hours

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers four undergraduate programs and strives to give students a strong theoretical background and the ability to apply what they know to a wide range of biological, chemical and physical systems. An “experimental” component to each program allows students to get more intimately involved with science through research or practice, and to develop a greater sense of identity as a chemist or biochemist. Students are prepared upon graduation to work as chemists and biochemists in academic, industrial and governmental settings. In addition, these programs of study provide an excellent foundation for advanced studies in biochemistry, chemistry and related graduate programs as well as professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and osteopathy.


Student doing research in a chemistry lab.


The CBC encourages all students to become involved with research! By providing undergraduates with many opportunities to participate, through credit courses, paid positions, and a wide range of research areas, there is something for everyone!

Get Involved!


CBC Graduate with Wilber and Wilma Wildcat
Graduating with a BA/BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry prepares you for exciting careers! 
CBC graduates work in private industry, government and academia.  For more information on the possibilities go to:

Potential Jobs and Careers

Contact the Undergraduate Advisors:

Email: CBC-Advising@email.arizona.edu
Visit Us! Chemistry room 314