Topics of Study
In this program, you will study composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, processes of chemical change, and theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena. You will learn to design and perform experiments that lead to a better understanding of the physical world. Most of your time will be spent in a laboratory setting where you will learn to look at the world around you, draw conclusions based upon your observations, and challenge currently accepted beliefs.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to enter occupations related to this major, such as teaching and research.
- A graduate degree is required for many occupations in the field or for individuals preparing for work in fields such as medicine, scientific research, education, engineering, and the environment.
- Individuals with a degree in this major may also find work in the areas of biochemistry, pharmacy, or as a professor, physician, or researcher.
- Chemical Engineer
- Chemical Technician
- Crime Lab Technician
- Food and Drug Inspector
- Food Technologist
- Forensic Scientist
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Science Technician