The median salary nationally for employees with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 2009 was $67,500.
Source:"Median Salaries for Chemists with a Bachelor's Degree 2009," American Chemical Society
Deciphering the World
Chemistry is the study of how substances behave and how their properties are changed. It is the central science that provides the framework for understanding a wide variety of natural phenomena, issues in society and advances in technology. A chemistry degree gives you the background for a career in science or science-related fields, including medicine, dentistry, education, environmental science, forensic science, pharmaceuticals and scientific writing.
At Governors State University, the B.S. in Chemistry program provides a strong foundation in the basic concepts of analytical, organic, physical, biochemistry and inorganic chemistry. Laboratory courses give you hands-on experience with a variety of modern scientific instruments. You will acquire the skill to work in government and industrial laboratories in a variety of positions and have the necessary preparation for graduate studies in chemistry.
All qualified graduates will receive certification from the American Chemical Society. Students qualify for certification by completing the program's degree requirements, including at least 6 semester hours of advanced courses and 500 laboratory hours.
Program Fact Sheet
Applicants must meet the university admissions requirements. For a listing of recommended coursework, please see GSU transfer guides.
Students must meet the university requirements for a baccalaureate degree found in the GSU catalog. Please meet with your faculty or academic advisor after admission to complete your study plan.