I don't think it makes that much difference after college, a degree in chemistry is a degree in chemistry, the core stuff will be the same. As pointed out, the BA usually leaves more room for electives, but whether you use that flexibility in curriculum or not is up to you. I know a number of people who went the BA route instead of the BS route in math to avoid the first year science requirements (like 2 semesters of intro level physics, chemistry and bio) to take more math and language courses. It didn't hurt their grad school applications to have more advanced math courses than unnecessary intro courses in other departments.
Last edited by Blobof; 10-02-2010 at 12:19 AM.