Welcome to the Chemistry Undergraduate Program!

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department offers a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Minor in Chemistry.  In addition to the Chemistry BS, students may elect a concentration in either Biochemistry or Environmental Chemistry:

What does it mean to graduate with a degree in Chemistry?
The Chemistry Department and the campus have catalogued learning outcomes for undergraduates.  Those students who acheive a degree from UCSC in Chemistry can expect to have acheived the Chemistry Program Learning Outcomes and UCSC Learning Outcomes.

New Freshmen
New freshman should review our Getting Started section.  Our Freshmen Orientation provides a comprehensive introduction to the majors.  Freshmen who have already attended orientation, but need a refresher on enrollment, should reference our Freshmen Enrollment Guide. For information on enrolling in any and all PBSci courses, see our Enrollment section.

New Transfer Students
Transfer students that have registered for the coming year should review our Transfer Orieintation which provides a step-by-step guide to transitioning to a Chemistry major.

For information on enrolling in a science or math course, see our Enrollment section: enrollment information, the class schedule, and the course catalog are available for each discipline.

Need help?
If after reviewing the information provided within these pages you still need help navigating your major, contact chemistryadvising@ucsc.edu.