Chemistry

TYPE: Major/Minor
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: Natural Sciences Department

LOCATION: On-Campus
4-YEAR PATHWAY SAMPLE: Graduate in 4 Years

General Description

Chemistry is slower than rust and faster than fire. In fact, chemical processes underlie much of the physical world we live in.

As a Chemistry Major, you'll analyze chemical compounds, evaluate the properties of elements and study the intricacies of how they interact and react. You'll also learn how to create and implement experiments while you collaboratively engage with other students and faculty.

Choose a Major that can prepare you for further study or a career in science, medicine, engineering and more. Students may also major in Chemistry Education for secondary certification through the teacher education program.

Program Outcomes

Through a Major or Minor in Chemistry at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Understand broad and specific chemistry concepts.
  • Be able to apply, analyze and problem-solve.
  • Utilize and critique a variety of sources of scientific information for reliability and application.
  • Understand, follow, adapt and troubleshoot experimental procedures.
  • Create an innovative experiment or project.
  • Read and evaluate research papers.

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts many new chemistry jobs will be concentrated in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies and in scientific research and development services.

Find your niche as a:

  • Medical laboratory technologist
  • Chemist
  • Chemical technician
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Researcher

Or pursue an advanced degree in graduate schools such as:

  • UW-Madison
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Marquette University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Purdue University

Did You Know?

  • All faculty members have earned doctorate degrees from world-renowned universities.
  • You can work within the department as a lab assistant and with faculty members as a research assistant.
  • You will have access to modern lab techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectroscopy, laser optics and biotechnology instrumentation.
  • Chemistry majors are eligible for a Swenson Scholarship, which covers full tuition and books for up to four years.
  • A severe shortage of secondary education chemistry teachers exists. As a Chemistry Education Major, you will benefit from a quality education in Chemistry and UW-Superior's highly regarded Teacher Education program.

SPOTLIGHTS

  • I am incredibly thankful for being awarded a scholarship. It goes a long way in creating a foundation for my future. The support I receive is a vital component of why I chose UW-Superior, and it helps to make my dreams a reality. Read more.
  • Class of: 2018
    Being able to engage with people who have a different cultural background and learning about their unique stories made me really appreciate the diversity on our campus." Read more.
  • First Year at UWS: 2010
    Teaching brings me profound satisfaction. Read more.

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