Chemistry

Earn Your Chemistry Degree at USF

Major in Chemistry at USF, and you’ll gain the critical knowledge and skills you need to pursue an advanced degree or a wide range of professions. Your Chemistry degree options include:

At USF, you’ll complete liberal arts core course requirements and required Chemistry classes, along with supporting courses in physics and mathematics to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Reasons to Major in Chemistry at USF

Chemistry is called the "central science" because the concepts developed in this discipline are related to many other disciplines, such as Environmental Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Soil and Plant Chemistry. Earn your bachelor’s degree on our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and you can specialize in different fields of chemistry through three tracks: the Chemistry major (preparation for employment as a chemist or for graduate study), the Chemistry secondary education certification, and the pre-professional Chemistry track.

At USF, we’re also giving you the chance while you earn your accredited Chemistry degree to experience a distinctly Christian liberal arts education.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop true mentoring relationships with our Chemistry faculty
  • Study inside our new and renovated science center
  • Take part in real-world, original research on our campus in Sioux Falls
  • Complete internships, independent study projects and summer research projects in Chemistry
  • Prepare to work in a Chemistry career or continue your education with graduate work in Chemistry

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Chemistry Careers for Chemistry Majors

Are you asking yourself, "What can I do with a Chemistry major?" We have the answer. USF’s Chemistry degree graduates take top jobs in great careers in the sciences and many advance to
top-notch graduate schools to earn their master’s, Ph.D., M.D. or other advanced degree. The job titles below represent careers of USF graduates.

  • Agricultural/Food Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Chemical Technician
  • Dentist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Family Practice Physician
  • Medical Research
  • Medical Technologist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Pharmacist
  • Soil/Plant Chemist
  • Teacher (secondary and postsecondary)
  • Veterinarian

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