Chemistry explores the nature of atoms and molecules and it is the central science providing the link between the biological and physical sciences. Chemistry course work builds strong thinking, analytical and organizational skills that are highly valued in the workplace. Our majors receive the broadest technical education providing excellent preparation for a wide range of scientific careers. Many of the newest technologies and discoveries emerge at the interfaces of the traditional scientific disciplines.
For example, development of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) combines the physicist’s electronic knowledge with the chemist’s knowledge of the properties of crystals. Drug development requires a chemist’s understanding of molecular structure and a biologist’s understanding of human physiology.
Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry have many job opportunities and choices in graduate programs. Students pursuing the B.S. in Chemistry can choose to go beyond the basic requirements of the major by completing either the business or biochemistry sequence, or the adolescence education curriculum that leads to teacher certification. Child study majors can also choose science as a concentration.
A degree in chemistry provides the skills and knowledge required in many fields. Recent graduates are working in the following areas:
Industrial research and analysis
Medicine and related health professions
Marketing, sales and finance