Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
You and AUM have chemistry! Our chemistry degree program is committed to creating a dynamic and stimulating environment focused on the scientific method. Our professors foster open inquiry and encourage critical thinking. Maybe your passion is making that next big scientific discovery or protecting the environment by analyzing and reporting on contaminated water. The next generation of chemists will solve our future problems including sustainable energy and food production. With its low student-professor ratio, AUM offers you plenty of opportunities to strap on your goggles and join your professors in hands-on experiments.
As a student you will work closely with a faculty advisor on a shared research project. The research options are almost limitless and the experience is invaluable.
In addition to the general chemistry curriculum, the College of Sciences offers two additional specializations; Chemistry/Professional, for students who wish to pursue graduate school or further their career in chemistry, and Chemistry/Health Sciences, preparing students for medical school or schools in pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, or physical therapy.
There’s a lot of variety when it comes to careers in chemistry. With additional study and experience, you could find yourself working in fields such as:
A degree in chemistry is fiercely challenging, you will find the rewards worthwhile when you begin your career as a respected scientist working with your team on the newest discoveries.
What you will know with a Chemistry degree from AUM
Know how to provide students with everything to be successful, including mentoring, tutoring, expert advising, hands-on learning, and more.
Know how to hit the ground running in graduate school, prepared for conducting research and excelling in advanced classes.
Know how your research could contribute to breakthroughs in all areas of medicine, industry, and the environment.
Know how to use your moral compass when faced with ethical dilemmas while conducting advanced research.
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Why AUM for Chemistry?
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Many graduates go on to a master’s degree program, but others work in manufacturing or technology firms with job titles like analytical chemist, materials scientist, toxicologist, geoscientist and others. Check out our Interactive Career Discovery Board, below on this page.
Here are the basic differences: Chemistry: ready to work in a laboratory. Chemistry/Professional: ready for graduate school for chemical sciences. Chemistry/Health Sciences: ready for medical or dental school.
Chemistry is a rigorous course of study. But at AUM we balance work and life with our world-class Wellness Center, clubs and organizations, fun campus events and more.
Yes, a strong math background is required to major in chemistry. Foundations in calculus, trigonometry, geometry, and algebra are essential.
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With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
At AUM’s College of Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
Our academic departments include Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Psychology. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.
To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, chemistry requirements, related science areas, and electives. Contact the Chemistry Department for a current listing of required courses.
The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.
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