The knowledge that is gained through the study of chemistry opens many career pathways. Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it connects on one side with physics and math, on another with earth and environmental sciences, and on another with biology and medicine. Everything that can be touched, tasted, seen or smelled is made of chemicals. Chemists transform everyday materials around us into amazing things. This is why a person with a background in chemistry is prepared to assume a wide variety of positions in industry, education, medicine, forensics, and agriculture.
The Chemistry curriculum makes a strong commitment to the sciences while preparing students for transfer. Program majors gain theoretical knowledge in the areas of general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, with a solid foundation in calculus and engineering. Hands-on laboratory experience serves as an important component to each course, and program majors are exposed to a number of elements ranging from thermodynamics to organic synthesis. Students will gain experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation, including a UV-Vis spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph and an infrared spectrophotometer.
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