The science that explains the material in the world around us.
Course topics include: How and why are different materials so different? How and why does matter change? How do we determine what materials are present in a sample, living or not, and how much of each material is there? How can we make new materials to fit specific purposes and needs.
In the Work Program, chemistry students have multiple job opportunities that relate to their studies. Student workers tutor their peers, grade papers, use lab instruments in hands-on experience, instruct fellow students in the labs, and assist professors with experiments.
Students may apply to work as:
- Chemistry tutor
- Department assistant
- Chemistry Lab assistant
Very high acceptance rate for students interested in graduate programs.
$1,200,000 in equipment upgrades in the past 5 years
Upper level classes are small and tailored to individual student needs and interests
Professor is present in every lab section of each course
5 Hot Job Outlooks:
- Chemical Oceanographer
- Clarifying Plant Operator
- Cosmetics Developer
- FDA Inspector
- Forensic Chemist
More information on careers in chemistry may be found at the American Chemical Society’s website.