Chemistry (ACS Certified), B.S.
Undergraduate Degree
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Program Overview

The study of chemistry is the pathway for students who hope to become professional scientists with an interest in chemically related processes. Career opportunities for students like you include such positions as research and development chemist, laboratory director, forensic analyst, high school chemistry teacher and college professor. Choosing chemistry as a major is also appropriate for those students who wish to become senior healthcare providers, including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and physician assistants.

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“I love how my professors are always available to lend a hand, and always have opportunities for us, such as research to help us progress in our fields.”
Khaled El-Shazly
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Featured Courses
CHM 357 - Physical Chemistry: Quantum
A study of quantum mechanics applied to atomic structure, chemical bonding, and spectroscopy.
CHM 358 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
A study of chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics.
CHM 411 - Modern Instrument Methods
This course investigates the theory and functional aspects of modern analytical instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the components of instruments and the applicability of various techniques to specific analytical problems.
Program Highlights
ACS Certification

The Department of Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and has been continuously certified since 1963. This means our curriculum meets ACS standards and is recommended for students who want to enter the chemical profession or pursue graduate work in Chemistry.

Professional Conferences

Our Chemistry program has $30,000 annually dedicated to fund student travel to professional conferences. As a result, each year 15-20 students travel to a national or regional professional conference to present their research, with expenses covered.

Instructional Labs

The Chemistry program has three unique instructional labs for students; two are honors courses. The first is for freshmen; it is designed to give students a research-like experience. This unique course is based on one of Marshall’s research instruments, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. Once students are trained, they can use the spectrometer without supervision.

Career Opportunities
Graduates have the opportunity to become chemists or move on to an advanced degree. Nearly half of chemistry graduates go on to medical or other professional schools, mostly in health-related fields. Others may choose to attend law school or earn an M.B.A.
  • Chemist
  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Lawyer