This program of study brings together a powerful combination of chemistry, physics, and mathematics that prepares students for employment or post-graduate education.

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Chemistry is the Central Science

This program provides an exciting, multidisciplinary curriculum that provides students excellent preparation for employment in industry or continuing education in graduate school. The program also allows for several credits of elective courses that students can use to meet their specific academic goals.

  • Teachers who care
  • Small class sizes facilitate meaningful interactions between students and faculty mentors.

Even though I was a chemistry major, that didn't mean it came easy for me. I learned to love learning in the struggle. I also enjoyed getting to know my professor one by one; more than chemistry, they taught me how to follow the Savior through example.

Coraima C.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Chemistry have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Laboratory Technician

A laboratory technician is a skilled worker that utilizes a variety of laboratory instruments to analyze samples, conduct quality control, or carry out diagnostic tests. Lab technicians work in biotechnology, healthcare, consumer products industries, or in government-sponsored national labs.

Graduate Student

Students who desire to pursue advanced studies and a career in research apply for admission to graduate programs to earn a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. In the field of chemistry, graduate students earn a salary and often receive tuition and healthcare benefits.

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All degree related careers can be found in I-Plan, along with related salary information.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Chemistry start with one of the following major-specific courses:

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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The Advising Office can help with degree planning and preparation. To declare your major or minor, plan classes, or find out who your advisor is, visit the Advising homepage.


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