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Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it is fundamental to our world; playing a role in everyone’s lives and touching almost every aspect of our existence in some way. For example, chemistry helps us to meet elementary needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health, energy, clean air, and water. The application of chemistry to technology helps to enrich our quality of life in numerous ways by providing new solutions to problems in health, materials, and energy usage. Therefore, majoring in chemistry will provide students with knowledge of chemicals and chemical processes which are the underlying principles of numerous physical and biological phenomena as well as the physical universe that we live in.
As a chemistry major, you will have the opportunity to:
A degree in chemistry plays a key role in a variety of careers such as: