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The BS in Chemistry covers content in all five areas of Chemistry: Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, Physical and Biochemistry. Students studying chemistry learn both theory and lab techniques and are trained in the use of research-grade instrumentation. Students in this major have the option of working in a research lab with professors investigating a wide variety of chemical challenges including the synthesis of new molecules, environmental testing, the analysis of chemical reaction mechanisms, and using computers to investigate the structure and reactivity of compounds.
A BS in Chemistry gives students a large number of options in many growing career areas. Many students with this degree find high-paying jobs in a wide-variety of fields with a strong presence in Michigan including the automotive, pharmaceutical, environmental and food industries. This degree also provides great preparation for further study in Chemistry at the graduate level for a future career in research.