Why Study Chemistry?
General Education Requirements: Full Program Requirements
37 – 41 hours
Required Courses: 61 hours
Advanced Laboratory Selective: 2 hours
Biology or Computer Science Selective:
Advanced Selectives: 6 hours
Electives: 7 – 11 hours
Total: 120 hours
The study of chemistry allows us to understand the world around us—it is known as the
central science that connects all others. Governors State’s Bachelor of Science in Chemistry,
approved by the American Chemical Society, equips students with foundational
knowledge in the concepts of analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and
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
Reach your career goals.
Chemistry graduates are employed in a variety of fields,
including manufacturing, research, testing, waste management, and government
positions. As increased attention is focused in fields such as energy,
transportation, and electronics, demand for chemists and material scientists is
anticipated to grow by 7% over the next decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics).