Chemistry is field that will track the student right into an amazing array of opportunities. Chemistry majors are highly sought after, and highly paid simply because it’s a challenging field with so many complex applications. Internships are a big part of this college major. Look at the CM101 Employer section to get a better understanding of what chemical companies’ do, the types of graduates they hire, and what life is like as a professional chemist.
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Chemistry plays a central role in the sciences because the goal of chemical study is understanding natural processes on an atomic and molecular level. Thus, graduating chemistry and biochemistry majors should experience the excitement of relating molecular properties to the order they observe in nature.
(Provided by: The University of Washington)
As with any science, Chemistry is certainly a challenging subject! It requires a deep understanding of content, often incorporating knowledge from math, physics, and other subjects, as well as the ability to apply that understanding and logic to solve multi-step problems.
(Provided by: Stanford University)
Chemistry involves the study of solids, liquids, and gases; and the transformations they undergo in combination with each other. Chemists engage in observation, analysis, synthesis and experimentation, breaking natural substances down into their component parts, replicating in the laboratory chemical processes that occur in the physical world, and creating new substances to fulfill specific needs.
(Provided by: The University of Delaware)
Chemistry is a central discipline in the understanding of natural phenomena and the creation of products useful to humanity. Chemists are at the forefront of exciting research in material design, biology, medicine, nanotechnology, and environmental technologies.
(Provided by: Southern Methodist University)
Whether it’s using algae as an alternative energy source or treating lead poisoning, at Missouri S&T’s chemistry department, it’s all about doing interdisciplinary research that will have a positive impact on the world.
(Provided by Missouri S&T)
Wittenberg's chemistry program offers comprehensive training across the spectrum of the discipline: biochemistry, analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
(Provided by: Wittenberg University)