Chemistry

Chemistry

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

LOCATION: On-Campus
CONCENTRATIONS: Pre-Medicine/Pre-Pharmacy (Biochemistry)
4-YEAR PATHWAY SAMPLE: Graduate in 4 Years

Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” because the chemical processes studied form the foundation for many of the biological and physical phenomena in our world.

As a chemistry major, you'll learn how chemical compounds are studied and used in various applications, such as methods to detect and treat disease, alternative energy, food and agriculture, polymers, paints, cosmetics and much more. You'll also learn how to create and implement experiments while you collaboratively engage with other students and faculty.

As a central science, a chemistry major can prepare you for graduate study or a career in many fields of the life and physical sciences, medicine, engineering and more. 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
  • Chemical technician
  • Pharmacist or pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist - water, synthetic or forensic chemist
  • Physician or veterinarian
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Chemistry researcher

Or, pursue an advanced degree. Our graduates have gone on to study at universities, such as: UW-Madison, Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of California-Berkeley, Johns Hopkins Purdue University and many others.

Did You Know?

  • All faculty members have earned doctorate degrees from world-renowned universities.
  • Chemistry majors are eligible for a Swenson Scholarship, which covers full tuition and books for up to four years, as well as a number of other scholarships.
  • 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.
  • A severe shortage of secondary education chemistry teachers exists. Coupling a quality education in chemistry, along with UW-Superior's highly regarded teacher education program can prepare you for a career in this important field.

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  • Class of: 2018
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  • 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: 2006
    The amazing people at UW-Superior sculpted me into the successful person I am today. They genuinely cared about my success after graduation." Read more.
  • Class of: 2017
    I can be myself here completely, and I’ve never felt like I couldn’t be myself. You can decide who you are here, and people will accept you. I’m proud of who I am. Read more.

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