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We are pleased that you are exploring the chemistry major at the College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, an exciting degree program designed to offer you a variety of educational experiences including social and scientific events. The chemistry major is supported by a diverse faculty whose members are committed to best practices in undergraduate education.

On behalf of my colleagues, I encourage you to consider the chemistry major and look forward to answering any questions you may have.


Reza Razeghifard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Why Choose This Major?

A successful chemistry graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a firm foundation in the fundamentals and applications of chemical and scientific theories;
  • Describe the fundamental content and processes of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical chemistry, and biochemistry;
  • Design, carry out, record and analyze the results of chemical experiments by using modern instrumentation and classical chemical techniques;
  • Solve problems, think critically, reason analytically, and explore new areas of research;
  • Use modern library searching and retrieval methods to obtain information about issues relating to chemistry;
  • Demonstrate procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals;
  • Communicate research results to appropriate audiences.

Chemistry majors are excellent problem solvers with strong analytical and mathematical abilities. These versatile skills are required for many careers in diverse fields. The addition of a minor course of study may dramatically expand career choices available to chemistry graduates.

Click here to learn more about career opportunities for graduates of this program.

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