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Chemistry Major

To offer the broadest possible service and to meet the needs of a full range of students at the University, the Department offers three distinct tracks for majors.

The General Track is recommended for students who intend to teach in secondary schools or work in hospital laboratories, technical libraries or in chemistry-related professions such as chemical or instrument sales. Students seeking chemically oriented careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, environmental science, agriculture or other allied fields might also consider this track.

The Professional Track is for those who will pursue graduate studies in chemistry or in closely related fields, who intend to work in basic or applied research in chemistry, or for those who intend to seek employment as a chemist in industry.

The ACS Certified degree builds upon the Professional Track and is recommended for students with a strong academic record who will pursue graduate studies or enter a profession in the chemical sciences.