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The study of chemistry can be divided into two parts: analysis and synthesis. Analysis determines the identities of the components of a real-world sample (a sample of polluted water, for example) and then measures how much of each component is present. Synthesis produces new, previously non-existent materials. Twenty-one million chemicals are known, and new ones are produced all the time. Will you synthesize one that reduces pollution? Cures a dreaded disease?
First-and second-year students interested in a chemistry major or minor are encouraged to discuss their career interests with members of the Department of Chemistry. This will allow good schedule planning, leading to on-time graduation.
See Section II, Enrollment, for required high school preparation.Recommended High School Courses
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.
- Environmental Chemist
- Forensic Scientist
- Physical Therapist
- Technical Management
- Technical Sales
- Also: Graduate Study
Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.