Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics Programs, Chemistry and Physics
- About the Programs
- Center for Alternative Fuels and Environmental Science (CAFES)
- Degree Progams
- Undergraduate Research
- Scholarships and Stipends
- Student Organizations
- Sites of Interest
A degree in chemistry offers students a broad range of job opportunities. Chemistry is a common major for pre-medicine and pre-dentistry students, and also qualifies graduates to work as teachers and as chemists in industrial and governmental positions. Chemistry students are provided very attractive financial assistance should they choose to continue their studies at the graduate level. Graduate studies in analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, biochemistry, petroleum and pharmaceutical chemistry are among the numerous options available.
The chemistry degree programs at the University of Central Missouri offer a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and laboratory experience. Classroom learning is reinforced through practical laboratory experiences, and the use of instrumentation is emphasized in advanced courses. Students are encouraged to supplement their academic programs through participation in campus organizations of special professional interest. The American Chemical Society student affiliates section provides opportunities for members to have personal and informal association with the chemistry faculty. Chemistry students are considered for employment as laboratory or departmental assistants upon the completion of a minimum of training. This opportunity provides students with training in instrumentation techniques, research and laboratory instruction.