Bachelor’s in Chemistry – Fairmont State University

The mission of the Chemistry Program at Fairmont State is to help students learn chemistry, and how it connects to computers, mathematics, biology and physics. The program strives to foster excellent oral and written communication skills, and is approved by the American Chemical Society. With small class sizes, innovative teaching approaches, and hands-on access to modern, research-quality instrumentation, students can develop the analytical, problem-solving and teamwork skills necessary to successfully pursue science-based careers. A student completing the Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry will be competitive for graduate study in chemistry or chemical engineering, laboratory positions in the chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry or government agencies, or application to law school. By electing a few additional biology classes, students completing a B.S. degree in chemistry will be prepared for application to a variety of professional and graduate schools, including medical school, dental school, veterinary school, pharmacy school, physical therapy programs, toxicology, pharmaceutical science and forensic science graduate programs.

Programs available for students who wish to specialize in chemistry include:

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry which provides a well-balanced program of course in the major fields of chemistry, aswell as mathematics and physics.

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry with an emphasis on biotechnology provides chemistry majors with an additional grounding in biology and prepares students for professional schools and graduate study in forensic and pharmaceutical sciences.

  • Bachelor’s in Education with a specialization in Chemistry equips graduate students to teach chemistry in any secondary school or pursue graduate studies in science education.


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