Chemistry is the science of substances and their interconversions. Subjects studied in chemistry range from microscopic and theoretical properties of atoms and molecules to topics in materials science, biological sciences, environmental science, agriculture, food science, geology and astronomy. A background in chemistry is important not only for chemists, but also for students going into biology, medicine, pharmacy, engineering, and even in such specialized fields as enology and art conservation. In addition to chemistry courses, chemistry majors need to have strong backgrounds in math and physics.
Some possible careers:
Research chemist, pharmacist, laboratory technician, technical writer, marketing representative, technical sales and service representative, toxicologist, perfumer, assayer, food chemist, physician, dentist, veterinarian, air pollution analyst, chemical processing plant worker/supervisor, crime lab analyst, medical librarian, patent agent/attorney.
Program Student Learning Outcome Statement:
Students who complete the program will demonstrate:
- An understanding of chemical equations, pH, solution calculations, molecular structure and other topics at the beginning level.
- A mastery of chemistry at nationally accepted learning levels on topics identified by the American Chemical Society’s recommendations.