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Chemistry/Health Sciences

Chemistry/Health Sciences

Program Description

Health Sciences offers a rewarding career in healthcare and related fields. If you plan to go on to medical school or another health professional school, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree and a set of prerequisite courses, so it makes sense to choose a concentration within your major in which you are interested, and one that contains as many of the prerequisite courses as possible. Most of the prerequisite courses come from chemistry, physics, and mathematics, the courses needed for the chemistry major. So, you will be earning your degree at the same time you are meeting the requirements for professional school.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. The median annual wage for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations was $66,440 in May 2018, which was much higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy of $38,640.

 U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample 
JobsMedian Annual PayJob Growth through 2028
Dietitians and Nutritionists$60,37011%
Registered Nurses$71,73012%
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians$52,33011%

For More Information

Chemistry Department
​Auburn University at Montgomery
Goodwyn Hall 310K
334-244-3315
chemistry@aum.edu

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Health Sciences: Chemistry concentration includes:

Course #Course NameCourse Description
BIOL 2100/2101Human Anatomy & Physiology I/LabA study of the structure and function of the tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems.
BIOL 2110/2111Human Anatomy & Physiology II/LabA study of the structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems.
CHEM 1100/1101General Chemistry I/Lab CHMA detailed study of atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions and acid-base theory.
CHEM 1200/1201General Chemistry II/LabA detailed study of kinetics, equilibria and thermodynamics. Introductions to organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry included.
PHYS 2100/2101General Physics I/LabA treatment of statics, mechanics, heat and thermodynamics intended for technical majors. Calculus-based procedures employed frequently.
PHYS 2200/2201General Physics II/LabA treatment of electricity, magnetism, wave phenomena, sound and optics intended for technical majors. Calculus-based procedures employed frequently.
BIOL 2100/2101Human Anatomy & Physiology I/LabA study of the structure and function of the tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems.

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Location

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Address

7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

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334-244-3000

Fax

334-244-3795

E-mail

admissions@aum.edu

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