Chemistry is field that will track the student right into an amazing array of opportunities. Chemistry majors are highly sought after, and highly paid simply because it’s a challenging field with so many complex applications. Internships are a big part of this college major. Look at the CM101 Employer section to get a better understanding of what chemical companies’ do, the types of graduates they hire, and what life is like as a professional chemist.
Chemistry involves the study of solids, liquids, and gases; and the transformations they undergo in combination with each other. Chemists engage in observation, analysis, synthesis and experimentation, breaking natural substances down into their component parts, replicating in the laboratory chemical processes that occur in the physical world, and creating new substances to fulfill specific needs.
(Provided by: The University of Delaware)
"Chemistry plays a central role in the sciences because the goal of chemical study is understanding natural processes on an atomic and molecular level. Thus, graduating chemistry and biochemistry majors should experience the excitement of relating molecular properties to the order they observe in nature."
(Provided by: The University of Washington)
"As a chemistry major you’ll gain hands-on experience with modern instrumentation as you couple creative thought with experimentation. All of this will prepare you for a career in chemical research, education, the medical or engineering professions, or to pursue graduate work in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, environmental science, geology, materials science, or many other areas of study."
(Provided By: Grinnell College)
"Chemistry is a central discipline in the understanding of natural phenomena and the creation of products useful to humanity. Chemists are at the forefront of exciting research in material design, biology, medicine, nanotechnology, and environmental technologies."
(Provided by: Southern Methodist University)
In industry, the chemistry graduate with a B.S. degree may be employed in manufacturing-plant management, research and development, product development, technical sales, marketing, etc. B.S. level chemists work in research at federal, state, municipal, and university laboratories.(Provided By: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
"Dedicated faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Edinboro University ensure students achieve the highest possible standards of learning. As a result, they are well-prepared for careers as chemists, researchers, medical and pharmaceutical personnel, educators, technical consultants, scientific management, lab directors, forensic investigators and more."
(Provided By: Edinboro University)
"Our programs provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience with modern instrumentation, to conduct research under the guidance of faculty mentors, to take laboratory classes in private-sector facilities, participate in the Chemistry Honors program, and contribute beyond the classroom to promote science in local schools and our community."
(Provided By: California State University - Fresno)