School of Science & Engineering

Chemistry

The study of chemistry introduces students to the world of atoms and molecules, their composition and interactions. This study is recommended for chemistry majors and minors as preparation for graduate school, medical school, secondary-level teaching, or careers in government or industrial laboratories.

It is a major included in our pre-professional health program.

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Program

Major

This program can be completed in a 3-year or 4-year track in the School of Science and Engineering.

Classes

What courses will I take?

Among the classes in the 52-hour major are:

  • general chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • analytical chemistry
  • calculus
  • quantum chemistry
  • science seminar

It is also recommended for physics or biology students to supplement and complement their major fields of study. Students considering a chemistry major should begin their study with General Chemistry I. View the courses required for the Chemistry Major.

 

Careers

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • environmental analyst
  • food & drug inspector
  • laboratory instructor
  • pharmacologist
  • pharmacist
  • quality control supervisor