Chemistry Degrees

Chemistry degree options

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd), Chemistry major
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd), Unified Science major, Chemistry endorsement
  • Minor in Chemistry

Chemistry offers a wide range of opportunities

Chemistry is a broad field that offers a wide range of career opportunities. A degree in chemistry or biochemistry prepares you for work in areas such as:

  • environmental protection
  • market research
  • forensic chemistry
  • information science
  • teaching
  • new product development
  • research

Valuable in health science careers

Chemistry degrees are also valuable in health sciences, including:

  • medicine
  • pharmacology
  • clinical chemistry
  • industrial hygiene

Have a career goal in mind

Due to the diversity of the field of chemistry, it is best to have a career goal in mind as you pursue a chemistry degree. Missouri Southern State University offers the following chemistry degree options:

  • BS in Chemistry: prepares you for a career in professional chemistry or a related field.
  • BA in Chemistry: if you do not expect to become a professional chemist but need some knowledge of chemistry as a basis for work in another field, this degree may be right for you.
  • BSEd in Chemistry: prepares you to teach chemistry. You may concentrate on chemistry as a single teaching field to teach grades 9-12, or you may choose chemistry as one of two teaching fields, which qualifies you to teach grades K-12.
  • BSEd in Unified Science, Chemistry endorsement: prepares you to teach introductory level courses in biology, chemistry, earth science and physics and to teach advanced courses in chemistry at the secondary level (grades 9-12).
  • Minor in Chemistry: for students majoring in another area of study.
  • Biochemistry and Forensic Science degree options are also available.

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Chemical and Physical Sciences

Marsi E. Archer, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Department Head
Office: Reynolds Hall 221
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801-1595