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Chemistry, B.S.

Chemistry is a fascinating and diverse field that impacts almost every aspect of life, including areas such as medicines, plastics, energy, and water quality. The Chemistry Department's goal is to provide rigorous preparation of citizens whose career paths require expertise in chemistry. Additionally, faculty members strive to contribute to a chemically literate society through teaching (with classrooms, labs, and research), scholarship, and service.


6%
Michigan Job Growth by 2025
6%
National Job Growth by 2025
Paid Internship Opportunities are Available

Source: EMSI 2020

Program Overview

Students can choose from a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, Bachelor of Science in chemistry with education emphasis, Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, a chemistry minor, and a certificate in green chemistry.

Programs are certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Chemistry majors are well prepared to attend graduate or professional schools in a variety of areas, including chemistry, medicine, education, biochemistry, and pharmacy.

Why Study Chemistry at Grand Valley?


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