The chemistry major at Carlow University provides the research skills needed by every chemist. Chemists find jobs in industry, academia, and government. The program, emphasizing strong laboratory skills, provides instruction in each of the four major subdisciplines of chemistry—organic, analytical, physical, and inorganic chemistry. Chemistry students learn to think critically and analytically, solve problems, design and perform experiments, and analyze and interpret scientific data.
You develop your talent by completing a senior experience that often consists of an independent research project. You must also complete required support courses in mathematics and physics. Students seeking employment in nontraditional areas can choose a program with an emphasis in biology, marketing and management, technical communications, and math and computer science. Students interested in teaching at the high school level can select an emphasis in secondary education for a degree in chemistry with teaching certification.
Carlow University students majoring in chemistry can pursue a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Carlow University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Information on specific course requirements for this program is available directly from the Department of Chemistry and Physics.