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40 Credit Hours
Upon completion of the BA in Chemistry program at CSP, our graduates have a firm grasp on the use of experimental methods and instrumentation used in chemistry. Our graduates’ career paths are plentiful, as their well-rounded experiences at Concordia prepare them for any chemistry-related position.
CSP’s all-encompassing approach to chemistry ensures students will be ready to make an impact in their careers. Coursework includes studies in organic chemistry, biochemistry, thermodynamics, physics, and more.
From your introduction into the program to your graduation day, you’ll explore and learn advanced scientific methodology and terminology. The major offers the opportunity to build a comprehensive skill set that promotes lifelong learning and growth. You’ll learn how to think critically and quantitatively, reason scientifically, and understand experimental methods, techniques, and instrumentation utilized in chemistry.
Careers in chemistry range from lab-centric roles such as chemical technician, environmental chemist, and organic chemist, to academic roles in teaching. Many postgraduate options are available as well, all the way up to the doctoral level.
Chemical technicians assist scientists with higher degrees (PhDs); working in labs to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials.
Chemists perform qualitative and quantitative analyses on compounds. This job may require additional schooling.
Materials scientists study natural, synthetic, or composite materials to determine how to manipulate them for desired traits. This job may require additional schooling.
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The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.
CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Science Department Chair
Assistant Professor Chemistry