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Chemistry Degree

About the Degree:

Chemistry majors learn to think creatively, troubleshoot complex problems, perform detailed analyses, and make decisions based on research. These skills are highly valuable in any workplace, and have applications in virtually every field. A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry should be the degree of choice for those of you planning to pursue Ph.D. Studies in one of the field's sub-areas, such as organic or physical chemistry.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Your Future with Our Chemistry Degree

As a graduate of Missouri Southern's chemistry program, you'll harness your scientific creativity into a life-long career. There are many more opportunities than we can list, but try picturing yourself in one of these positions:

  • Work for a government health agency, like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the National Institute of Health, running tests and doing analysis.
  • Harness your creativity into product development for industries such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, consumer products and more.
  • Test products for quality and assurance in any of the previously mentioned industries.
  • Armed with our Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, you'll be prepared for any continued education you desire from medical school to law school.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Students will be able to correctly explain and apply core chemistry concepts.
  • Students will be able to successfully employ problem solving skills: Finding a resolution to a situation, question, or problem for which no process has been provided.
  • Students will be able to effectively employ standard laboratory and safety skills independently and in a team setting.
  • Students will be able to clearly and concisely communicate information in writing, using the appropriate style and format for the intended audience.
  • Students will be able to exhibit the ability to acquire, interpret and evaluate scientific information from a variety of sources.
  • Students will be able to effectively use current technology to generate and communicate scientific data. 
  • Students will be able to explain the importance of ethics in scientific experimentation and in the communication of scientific results.

This Degree is Great for You if:

  • You want to attend graduate school  upon completing your undergraduate studies.
  • You want to be considered for candidacy for medical, optometry, dental, pharmacy or veterinary schools.
  • You want to get into law school, perhaps as a patent lawyer, since chemistry major tends to develop strong research skills.


Current Catalog

Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry

Other options (Current Catalog)

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry Emphasis
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Forensic Science Emphasis
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Health Professional Emphasis
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Professional Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Chemistry Grades 9-12


Chemical Laboratory Sciences Certificate