Chemistry (B.S.)

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Chemistry Option

Biochemistry Option/Pre-Professional Option

Degree Options

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Chemistry Option
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry Option
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Pre-Professional Options (Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental)
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Chemistry (Teaching)

Who Would be Interested in a B.S. Chemistry?

If any of the following apply to you, you should explore a career in chemistry:

  • Are you fascinated by advances in technology?
  • Do you want to understand natural phenomena at both the micro- and macro-scale?
  • Do you have an interest in exploring the specific interactions of atoms or molecules?
  • Would you like to work with state-of-the-art instrumentation analyzing chemical samples?
  • Are you concerned with finding scientific solutions to address many societal issues?

Why a B.S. Chemistry?

  • All program options are certified by American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • The Biochemistry option follows the recommendations from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
  • We provide the opportunity to perform independent chemical research with faculty mentors (allowing possible travel to professional conferences and/or publication of results).
  • Our degree gives you a strong chemistry foundation for placement in industry or acceptance to future graduate or professional institutions.
  • You can combine the B.S. Chemistry degree with the M.S. Chemistry degree in just one extra year.
  • Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Chemistry majors have one of the lowest rates of unemployment.
  • Chemistry graduate degree holders enjoy a 2.4% rate of unemployment.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • Students may select any of the B.S. Chemistry options upon applying to the university.
  • Students who have a good high school background in math are prepared to do well in this program.
  • An interest in science and learning are critical to success in this program.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Chemistry Graduate Programs such as Vanderbilt, Purdue, Ohio State, and many more!
  • Toxicologist, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Chemical Technician, University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research, Lexington, KY

How Do I Get More Information?

www.chemistry.eku.edu
 

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?