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DR. MORINE (CHAIR), DR. BOATES, DR. DREYER, DR. EVANS(1996-97), DR.
LARSON, DR. LUNDBERG, DR TRAXLER (1997-98)
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Field of Emphasis, Biochemistry, B.A., B.S. Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Science, Chemistry-Physics
- Minor in Chemistry, B.A., B.S.
- Minor in Chemistry, B.S., Teacher Licensure
Chemistry is often called the "Central Science," because chemical
knowledge is essential not only to chemists, but also to biologists
(through biochemistry, molecular biology, and environmental
chemistry) and engineers (through materials science and polymers). A
good knowledge of chemistry provides many options for graduate study
and many options for career paths.
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. There are thirteen million
chemicals known and new ones are produced all the time. Will you
synthesize one that reduces pollution? Makes paint last longer? 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 Chemistry Department. This will allow good schedule planning,
leading to on-time graduation.
Related Interests and Activities
- Environmental Specialist
- Physical Therapist
- Technical Management
- Technical Sales
- Graduate Study
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