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Bachelor of Science
Chemistry (B.S.)
This program of study brings together a powerful combination of chemistry, physics, and mathematics that prepares students for employment or post-graduate education.
Chemistry Student mixes chemicals in an experiment.
Chemistry is the Central Science
In this degree, students will learn about chemistry and how it can be applied in the real world. Students will be instructed to interpret results from scientific software, perform experiments, write professional reports, and more.

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.
"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 professors one by one; more than chemistry, they taught me how to follow the Savior through example."

Highlighted Career Paths

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.
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.

Getting Started in This Degree

If you are interested in Chemistry, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

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