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Chemistry

Bachelor of Arts

Overview

Chemistry majors will gain an understanding of the structure of atoms and molecules, properties of materials, and the reactions that convert one molecule or material to another.  The chemistry major prepares students to think critically and quantitatively, reason scientifically, and to understand the experimental methods, techniques, and instrumentation used in chemistry.  Students have the opportunity to gain relevant research experience on campus.

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Course Length

40 Credit Hours

Location

On Campus

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Career Opportunities

Chemical Technician $ 53,700

Chemical technicians assist scientists with higher degrees (PhDs); working in labs to perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials.

Chemist $ 86,410

Chemists perform qualitative and quantitative analyses on compounds. This job may require additional schooling.

Materials Scientist $ 104,450

Materials scientists study natural, synthetic, or composite materials to determine how to manipulate them for desired traits. This job may require additional schooling.

Student Outcomes

Zach Rengel

Medical School Student, The University of Minnesota

Brianna Holtmeier

Pharmacy School Student, The University of Minnesota

Meet Our Faculty

Taylor Mach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Matthew Jenson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Chemistry