Chemistry is the branch of natural sciences 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.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics' Bachelor of Arts in chemistry offers three specialization options for students to choose from: Chemistry, Forensic Science, and Business.
This degree option offers a broad exposure to chemistry and requires a minor. Students interested in pursuing careers that use chemistry, such as patent law, technical sales, and environmental testing should choose this major.
Students completing this degree option will complete course work and experiential preparation recommended by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and favored by forensic laboratory directors. Students will earn a chemistry degree while gaining added knowledge, expertise, and experience required to be successful in the world of forensic science.
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.