The Chemistry major is designed to provide both the conceptual framework and the practical experience necessary to prepare students for a career in chemistry. Graduates from the program have been employed in chemical industries, regulatory agencies, forensic laboratories, clinical laboratories, and schools. Careers include chemical analysis, chemical preparation, teaching, research, development, sales, management, and health professions.
In addition, the chemistry major provides an excellent preparation for graduate studies in chemistry and chemistry-related fields. The Chemistry major also provides the necessary foundation for entry into medical, dental, and pharmacy schools. Typically, half of the graduates attend graduate, medical, dental, or pharmacy school, with most of the remaining graduates obtaining positions within chemical industries, regulatory agencies, or schools.
A chemistry minor provides a solid background in chemistry for students choosing to pursue other major fields and careers in the sciences.
Minor Requirements (20+ credits)
A Chemistry minor consists of the following courses. A "C" (2.0) or better must be earned in any course utilized as a prerequisite.
|CHEM 204 & 204L||General Chemistry I and Lab||4|
|CHEM 205 & 205L||General Chemistry II and Lab||4|
|CHEM 322||Analytical Chemistry||4|
|CHEM xxx||Two (2) CHEM courses numbered above 300||8|
Chemistry Education (Secondary Level)
Students who plan to teach Chemistry on the secondary level should consult with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.