Depending upon your interests, several program options are available to students who are contemplating a career in chemistry. Some of your options are listed below:
- Chemist - Conducting basic and applied chemical analysis, research and product development.
- Lawyer - Applies basic chemical knowledge to the practice of law related to scientific and natural resource issues.
- Physician - Uses chemistry as a foundation for the practice of medicine. A degree in chemistry is a useful precursor to medical school and the study of pharmacology.
- Science Teacher - Responsible for developing and implementing science curriculum in grades 7-12.
- Pharmaceutical Industry - Chemical knowledge of drugs allows for careers in drug design, synthesis, and testing as well as pharmaceutical sales.
- Forensic Industry - Investigation of physical evidence often involves chemical analysis and our programs prepare students with the tools needed in forensic investigation.
What makes our program unlike many others is the fact that you will have a chance to work directly with faculty, which is unheard of at the undergraduate level. You we be exposed to field studies, research and intern opportunities. We want you to succeed!
- Forensic Chemistry
This program combines elements of criminal justice and biology with a strong chemistry program. This program is one of the only ACS certified degrees in Forensic Chemistry in the United States. The forensic chemist analyzes and interprets materials collected at crime scenes, accidents, and at sites of terrorist activities. The degree is offered in response to strong student, state and local government demand for an undergraduate academic program to prepare students for careers in forensic chemistry.
- Biochemistry, Pre-Professional
This program's focus is to prepare students entering professional schools in medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine with a solid biochemical approach. This program is ACS certified and combines on the strengths of both the chemistry and biology programs at LSSU. Students with a strong chemistry background have excellent success rates for admission to professional schools.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has approved LSSU's Chemistry Program! Earn an ACS certified degree. Use the contact form, below, for more information.
Average Salary of Graduates (NACE)
*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates
The Bachelor of Science Chemistry degree is approved by:
The American Chemical Society,
Committee on Professional Training
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