Chemistry is a scientific discipline that investigates the composition of matter and the energy changes that occur as matter is transformed. Practical outcomes from studying chemistry include the means to make new materials for everyday use; harness energy to power our homes, vehicles, computers, radios and many other devices; and evaluate the properties of materials and the state of the environment (air, water and land).

Chemistry is often interdisciplinary. Many recent advances in biology, medicine, computers, geology, ecology, agriculture, and alternative energy technologies can be traced to advances in chemistry. ENMU's chemistry program is part of a Physical Sciences department with geology and physics.

All of our degree programs feature small class sizes and emphasize hands-on training with modern instruments found in academic and commercial laboratories. Research on independent projects is closely supervised by faculty as part of our undergraduate degree programs and is the key to our thesis-based Master of Science program.

Bachelor of Science Degree Plans

View the undergraduate course requirements for more information on these programs.

In addition, we offer courses of study leading to a minor in chemistry and geochemistry. We also assist students preparing for entry into professional fields such as medicine, pharmacy, allied health fields, veterinary medicine and engineering. Students interested in subsequent professional studies are urged to speak to an advisor in Physical Sciences early in their studies, regardless of who else may be advising them.


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Master of Science Degree

  • Chemistry with emphasis in analytical, bio, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry

B.S. / M.S. Plan

Qualified students entering the ENMU chemistry program at the undergraduate level will be allowed to apply to the Graduate School during the last semester of the junior year to take a limited number of graduate courses for credit at the 500 level. These courses will be above, and in addition to, the required coursework for the bachelor's degree. Admission to the B.S./M.S. plan will be based on a review of academic performance through the junior year. Upon receipt of the bachelor's degree and admission to the graduate program, those 500 level courses will be counted toward the graduate degree program thereby allowing students to complete both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in five to five and a half years instead of the normal six to seven years.

Please refer to individual faculty Web sites for further information on courses and research projects. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact any of our faculty members or stop by the departmental office in Roosevelt Hall, Room 111.