A degree in chemistry can lead to an enormous range of career opportunities, including health-related sciences, industry, and teaching. Students majoring in chemistry at CU can follow one of five options:
- Bachelor of Science degree with a chemistry comprehensive option, a program aligned with American Chemical Society curriculum standards and designed for the preparation of professional chemists;
- Bachelor of Science degree with a chemistry pre-professional option, a program designed for those who intend to pursue a health-related professions such as medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry;
- Bachelor of Science degree with a chemistry pre-pharmacy option, a 3+1 program joint with the University of Charleston Pharmacy School;
- Bachelor of Science degree with a chemistry clinical laboratory science option, a 3+1 program joint with a hospital-based School of Medical Technology; or
- Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a teaching certification in Chemistry 9-12 (high school teaching).
Why Study Chemistry at Concord?
- A Chemistry degree can be preparation for many diverse careers including medicine, environmental monitoring, and industry. Chemistry majors often continue into professional school to become medical doctors (M.D. or D.O.), physician assistants, pharmacists, and medial laboratory scientists. Other graduates pursue research careers in graduate school in chemistry or related science programs (Ph.D.) or begin working in laboratory technician jobs immediately following graduation.
- Students in Concord's chemistry program will get hands-on experience with modern chemistry instruments much earlier and more often than students at larger universities. Small class sizes allow students to get to know faculty closely and there are many opportunities for doing undergraduate research with our faculty members.
- Chemistry entry-level jobs are relatively easy to find and a broad background in chemistry allows advancement in several directions from there.
Chemistry Courses and Careers