Chemistry

Chemistry Program News

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Centre’s chemistry program is designed to meet the needs of three types of students: those preparing for graduate school in chemistry or a related field, those preparing for medical school or another health profession, and those seeking a strong analytical and technical background for employment in a variety of fields including pharmaceutical and other industries.

Chemistry graduates pursue careers in engineering, healthcare, teaching, technical sales, law (environmental or patent), and industry (including food, paper, power).

The Chemistry Program seeks to provide students with an understanding of chemical principles that enable them to solve routine or unusual problems in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Students also gain basic laboratory skills and the ability to select and utilize appropriate instrumentation to solve specified investigative problems. Students are expected to demonstrate skill at analyzing and communicating scientific concepts and experimental results as well as designing and conducting original investigations in chemistry.
 
The Chemistry Program offers three degree options: (1) the basic chemistry major, (2) the major with American Chemical Society certification, and (3) the major with emphasis in biochemistry and the American Chemical Society certification. Possession of an ACS-certified degree means that upon graduation the student is immediately eligible for membership in the American Chemical Society. Those pursuing the ACS-certified degrees are strongly encouraged to carry out independent research under the direction of chemistry faculty (CHE 405).

Read about the CHEMISTRY program:

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Read about the Health Professions Advisory Group:

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Your Major Took You Where?

A Sampling of Recent Centre Graduates

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POST-GRADUATE STUDY

National Cancer Institute University of Southern California (Ph.D., chemistry)
Cal Laboratory Wake Forest University (M.S., bio-medical sciences)
National Institute of Standards & Technology University of Kentucky (M.A., chemical sciences)
Celanese Corporation University of Louisville (M.S., chemical engineering)
Pearson Education Publishing Georgia Institute of Technology (Ph.D.)

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