Chemistry Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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Chemistry Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Chemistry?

Chemistry majors are curious, analytical, and self-starting leaders. They have strong written and verbal communication skills and are good at math, physics, and biology. A chemistry student may like to perform experiments and work with their hands.

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What Courses Do Chemistry Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Chemistry majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Physics
  • Geometry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Chemistry may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: