Build a strong foundation in organic, analytical, physical and inorganic chemistry

As a Chemistry major, you will learn the theory and research skills needed by chemists. You will study the composition, structure and properties of substances at the atomic and molecular levels and learn the interactions and transformations of matter, and how to apply this knowledge to develop new and improved products.

Chemical technologies enrich our lives by providing new solutions to problems in health, materials and energy usage and products to enhance our lifestyles. In this program, you will receive hands-on training in the use of the most modern chemical instrumentation that complements and enhances theory taught in the lecture courses.

Four students are at a lab table conducting an experiment. Each of them sit at a station with notes and a beaker.
Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Chemistry major curriculum

The program provides instruction in each of the four major subdisciplines of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical and inorganic. 

Laboratory skills are emphasized throughout. The curriculum is consistent with guidelines published by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Quick Facts

  • Complete required support courses in mathematics, biology and physics
  • Complete a senior experience that may consist of an independent research project
  • Continue your studies in the 4+1 MEd in Secondary Education program for students interested in teaching high school chemistry

Alternate degree completion option

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Chemistry majors

Chemistry is touches almost every aspect of our existence. It is essential for meeting our basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health, energy, and clean air, water and soil. 

Chemistry graduates find jobs in a wide variety of areas across industry, academia and government, or go on to graduate or professional school. Job titles for chemists include teacher, chemical technician, clinical research coordinator, quality control analyst, chemical plant and systems operator, and water resource specialist.

Employment for chemists is expected to grow 3% between 2014 to 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.

You can receive up to $10,000 per year through our C-STEM Scholars program.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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