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Chemistry

Why Choose Chemistry?

Chemistry, physics and all the physical sciences provide an understanding of the material substances and the dynamics of their interaction in the physical and biological world. Academic work in this area instills in students superior analytic and problem-solving skills, develops strong process skills for laboratory work and provides “molecular spectacles" with which to view the world.

Academic work in this area is the entrance to a number of exciting career options. Students who major in chemistry are well prepared for entering interesting jobs upon graduation, and for commencing post-graduate work in the fields of chemistry, medicine, education, engineering, environment, forensics, health sciences and law. It is also possible to create one’s own successful career path by combining an academic major or minor in chemistry with programs in art, biology, business, computer science, criminal justice or mathematics.

Course work in chemistry, physics and physical science supports students in major programs in biology, nursing and education, as well as prepares pre-professional students for professional school success in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, physical therapy, clinical chemistry and chiropractic. Other courses in chemistry, physical science and physics are designed for enrichment and can be taken as electives or to fulfill core requirements in general education.