Chemistry is the branch of natural science that deals with the properties and classification of matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the energy associated with these changes. Research by chemists increases our knowledge about chemicals and their roles in the natural world and has led to the discovery and development of new and improved products and advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing and other fields. Those interested in a rewarding career that identifies you as a professional, provides financial security, promotes self-respect and offers the opportunity to work on stimulating and breakthrough projects should consider a career in chemistry.
This degree option offers a broad exposure to chemistry and provides a basic education in business. Students interested in pursuing careers that require knowledge of both science and business, such as marketing, sales, finance and management within the chemical industry, should choose this major. Chemistry graduates who have business and communication skills as well as leadership ability are in increasing demand in the marketplace.