Chemistry is the branch of natural science that deals with the properties and classification of matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the energy associated with these changes. Research by chemists increases our knowledge about chemicals and their roles in the natural world, and has led to the discovery and development of new and improved products and advances in medicine, agriculture, food processing and other fields. If you are interested in a rewarding career that provides financial security, promotes self-respect and gives you the opportunity to work on stimulating and breakthrough projects, then a career in chemistry may be right for you.
This degree option offers a broad exposure to chemistry and requires a minor. Students interested in pursuing careers that use chemistry, such as patent law, technical sales, and environmental testing should choose this major.