Chemistry and Biochemistry

Learn fundamental chemistry concepts and hone your ability to reason through problems, investigate topics in depth, and communicate your findings to others.

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This program will provide you with a broad foundation of knowledge in the chemical and physical sciences, preparing you for further study in a wide range of graduate programs, teacher credential programs, entry-level careers in government or private environmental organizations, and professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and related careers. You can major in Chemistry leading to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in active undergraduate research projects, gaining valuable hands-on experience in research methodology, problem solving, and intellectual discovery.

Lastly you will amplify your work by participating in an internship directly related to your career.


The minor provides the required chemistry courses for admission to most professional schools. You will learn fundamental chemistry concepts and take courses such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry and environmental chemistry. Learn more about our Minor Requirements on our course catalog.

Career Paths

Chemistry graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers and career paths such as industrial chemist or biochemist, medical/pharmacy/physician assistant school, graduate school, or secondary school teacher.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Faculty and Staff

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Randall Hall, PhD

Lillian L.Y. Wang Yin, PhD Endowed Professor
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Tyler Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor
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Amy Young, MS

Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences
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Chris Endicott, PhD

Laboratory Manager
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Victoria Estrella Worch, MEd

Student Services Administrator
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Christine Koh, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
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Sofie Odron

Adjunct Instructor
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Jacqueline Clarke

Adjunct Instructor
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Victoria Olivas

Adjunct Instructor

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