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Chemistry Major

Major Overview

57 credits

Why chemistry?
The Chemistry major serves those students who wish to build an educational background for a variety of interesting careers. A chemistry graduate is ready for immediate employment either as a chemical technician or as a chemist in government, industry, or academia. Chemistry offers excellent preparation for professional schools including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary science, or for graduate work in chemistry. Careers can be found in any of the traditional areas of chemistry as well as in forensic science, materials science, environmental science, food chemistry, paper chemistry, water chemistry, agricultural chemistry, petroleum chemistry, geochemistry, polymer chemistry, paint and coatings chemistry, and scientific writing and/or art. An advanced degree can also lead to doing fundamental research in academia, industry, or government or professional work in management, law, sales, marketing, consulting, and purchasing. A chemistry career is usually limited only by one’s own vision!

Career Options
Agricultural and food scientists; chemists and materials scientists; elementary, middle, and high school teachers; environmental scientist; forensic scientists; materials engineers; occupational health and safety specialists; pharmacists; scientific writer and/or artist

High School Preparation
Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; Computer science; Physics

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:

Brett Bodsgard, Ph.D.
Chair, Chemistry Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #14
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6972