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Chemistry/Professional

Chemistry/Professional

Program Description

The Chemistry Professional option is designed for students who wish to become working chemists, as well as those who plan to attend graduate school in chemistry. A few of the career possibilities you might consider are:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Hazardous waste chemist
  • Materials scientist
  • Pharmacologist

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.

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.

Total semester hours for the Chemistry Professional program (including core courses) — (minimum) 130

Course sampling specific to the General Chemistry concentration includes:

Course #Course NameCourse Description
CHEM 1100 + CHEM 1101General Chemistry I + LabA detailed study of atomic theory, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions and acid-base theory. Corequisite CHEM 1101 lab.
CHEM 1200 + CHEM 1201General Chemistry II + LabA detailed study of kinetics, equilibria and thermodynamics. Introductions to organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry included. Prerequisite CHEM 1100, CHEM 1101. Corequisite CHEM 1201 lab.
CHEM 3100 + CHEM 3101Organic Chemistry I + LabA systematic study of the physical and chemical natures of organic compounds. Includes hydrocarbon chemistry, simple functional groups and spectroscopy. Prerequisite CHEM 1200, CHEM 1201. Corequisite CHEM 3101 lab.
CHEM 3200 + CHEM 3201Organic Chemistry II + LabA continuation of CHEM 3100. A study of the major functional groups, polyfunctional molecules and other selected topics. Corequisite CHEM 3200 lab. Prerequisite CHEM 3100, CHEM 3101. Corequisite CHEM 3201 lab.
PHYS 2100 + PHYS 2101General Physics I + LabA treatment of statics, mechanics, heat and thermodynamics intended for technical majors. Calculus-based procedures employed frequently. Prerequisite MATH 1510 or MATH 1610. Corequisite PHYS 2101 lab.
MATH1510Survey of CalculusBasic principles of differential and integral calculus, including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Includes applications in the management, natural and social sciences, including rates and optimization. Duplicate credit not allowed for MATH 1510 and MATH 1610.
MATH 1610Calculus IBasic principles of differential and integral calculus, including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Includes applications in the management, natural and social sciences, including rates and optimization. Duplicate credit not allowed for MATH 1510 and MATH 1610.
MATH 2670Elementary StatisticsBasic concepts in statistics. Topics covered include probability, frequency distributions and sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. A maximum of three hours credit for BUSN 2740, BIOL/MATH 2200, MATH 2670 or MATH 2680 may be applied toward graduation requirements for math and computer science majors.
MATH 2200BiostatisticsIntroduces students to statistical techniques commonly used in research and includes estimation and hypothesis testing, ANOVA, linear and non-linear regression and non-parametric statistics. Extensive use of computer exercises allows students to fulfill their requirement for computer literacy. A maximum of 3 hours credit for BUSN 2740, BIOL/MATH 2200, MATH 2670 or MATH 2680 may be applied towards graduation requirements for math and computer science majors.
PSCI 4970Senior SeminarActivities include employment application procedures, oral presentation of a technical topic, completion of an assessment instrument and an evaluation of the department. Required for all seniors prior to graduation.

Requires 16 semester hours of Chemistry; 5 hours must be writing intensive.

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