The AU Chemistry program is nationally accredited with students having the option of obtaining an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degree. Students will explore the basic properties of the nucleus, nuclear decay, radiation properties, and applications with each of these topics. Radiation detection and measurements explored in a laboratory course. Local and regional nuclear industry provides numerous employment opportunities. The flexibility in this program is well-suited for students completing pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-pharmacy requirements. Background in nuclear science is applicable to radiology, radiopharmaceuticals, and medical diagnostics with radioactive tracers that can give students interested in these fields a competitive edge in their careers. Major electives allow students to include undergraduate research or explore other course areas such as medicinal or forensic chemistry. A minor is not required for this degree.
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Progression & Graduation Requirements
- Completion of ACS Diagnostic of Undergraduate Chemistry Knowledge Exam with a minimum score of 25 correct.
- *Courses marked with an asterisk are recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the nuclear sciences.