Chemistry

Chemistry
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Chemistry

Chemistry is one of the basic areas that form the foundation of all science and is essential for a complete understanding of the physical world. Focusing on the study of matter, the field of chemistry includes a wide variety of basic areas ranging from the study of atoms, the chemical bond, and basic chemical reactions to the exploration of applied topics, including biochemistry, medicinal and drug chemistry, forensic science, physical and quantum chemistry, and instrumentation.

Chemistry students benefit from a close working relationship with faculty members in an atmosphere that encourages research. Majors can gain preparation suitable for graduate study in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical and materials engineering, environmental sciences, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, clinical chemistry, or molecular biology. Other professional opportunities open to chemistry graduates include: medical, dental, or veterinary schools; business administration; patent or environmental law.

Cost of Attendance & More

Making sure your program is the right financial investment is an important part of the search process.

COST & FINANCING

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What sets us apart?

Student-faculty research

 

All lecture courses are taught by full-time faculty, not by graduate students and seldom by part-time instructors. The teaching faculty maintain close contact with students.

Academic Concentrations

The Chemistry Program offers a chemistry degree with optional specialty concentrations in Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry.

Personalized Advising

Students interested in a pre-professional curriculum will be assigned a highly knowledgeable pre-professional advisor to ensure that they take courses that will best suit their future plans.

Chemistry-specific scholarships

Learn more about scholarships options: http://catalog.ulm.edu/index.php?catoid=31

State of the Art Facilities

We have the tools and people needed to develop and explore groundbreaking ideas across the many fields touched by chemistry.

Strong training for graduate or professional schools

In addition to preparing one for a career as a chemist or biochemist, a degree in chemistry serves as the foundation for many areas of endeavor such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, forensics, veterinary science, agriculture, chemical engineering, paper production, military and government research, patent law, and industrial economics.

If you have a particular interest in or aptitude for chemistry, or if you hold or are currently working towards a chemistry degree, you may wish to find out about potential careers in the industry. Chemistry jobs vary in nature, salary, and required qualifications; the information and list below is intended to help you to judge the right chemistry career for you.

People who earn a chemistry degree can go on to work in a variety of settings:

- Analytical Chemist
- Chemical Engineer
- Chemistry Teacher
- Forensic Scientist
- Geochemist
- Hazardous Waste Chemist
- Materials Scientist
- Pharmacologist
- Toxicologist
- Water Chemist

 

Undergraduate Degree Program

The School of Science Chemistry Program offers a chemistry degree with optional specialty concentrations.  Explore below to see the requirements for concentrations in Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry.

A Typical Schedule for a Chemistry Major:

NOTE: This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog.

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A Typical Schedule for a Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration:

NOTE: This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog.

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A Typical Schedule for a Chemistry Major with a Forensic Chemistry Concentration:

NOTE: This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog.

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A Typical Schedule for a Chemistry Major with a Medicinal Chemistry Concentration:

NOTE: This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog.

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Students majoring in or with interests in Biology are invited to participate in our two student organizations that meet regularly on campus.

• American Chemical Society Student Chapter

Learn more about financial aid options: https://www.ulm.edu/financialaid/

Learn more about scholarship opportunities: https://www.ulm.edu/scholarships/

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