Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry Option

Chemistry towards Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Science

Chemistry provides a rigorous training in preparation for graduate study in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science. Each year, about 20% of our Chemistry graduates pursue postgraduate training in one of the above areas. The following prerequisites are required for admission to medical, dental, or veterinary school:

A common misconception is that you must have a BS degree in biology to be considered for medical school admission. Students from all disciplines continue on to study in the allied health sciences.

The Biochemistry option of the Chemistry degree is an excellent choice for students considering a career in the allied health fields. Biochemistry is now required for entry into some medical schools and having a background in Biochemistry will ease the transition into the rigors of medical or dental school.

Villanova also offers a BS in Biochemistry. For a comparision of the two degrees, click here.

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 27
Undergraduate Majors: 150
Graduate Students: 25 full-time, 35 part-time
Building: Mendel Science Center houses research and instructional facilities for 6 scientific departments, including 17 chemistry research labs, as well as an array of modern instrumentation