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Chemistry degrees in the USA in 2024

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Comprehensive General Chemistry 3 Other UG Award

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BS Chemistry BS

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) United States

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Chemistry BSc

University of North Texas (UNT) United States

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LA&S: Adol Ed (Teacher Education Transfer) - Chemistry AA

Alfred State SUNY College of Technology United States

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Chemistry BSc, UG:Bachelor

University of Idaho United States

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Chemistry BS

Glenville State College United States

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Chemistry Degrees in the USA

Study Chemistry Degrees

One of the main arms of science, chemistry is the study of substances of which matter is composed. This can include the composition and structures, properties, reactions and changes of these substances. Chemistry plays a vital part in our lives, as it is responsible for the world you observe today. Simple things such as cooking, and the changing colour of leaves, rely on chemical reactions.

An undergraduate degree in chemistry will give you a foundation knowledge of the subject, before then exploring the more complex areas of the discipline. You will study modules on organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as laboratory sessions.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence your future career choices. Common specialisations include:

  • Materials Science
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Integrative Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Computational Chemistry

If your degree requires you to write a dissertation, this will give you the chance to further research a favoured area of chemistry.

The accreditation of your degree course will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries can have their own accreditation systems. Generally, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or an integrated Master of Chemistry (MChem).

Typically, you can expect an undergraduate degree in chemistry to take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years, when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

The most common destination for chemistry graduates is employment within science specific roles and fields. You could work in laboratories, research facilities, law firms and pharmaceutical companies. There are a large proportion of job roles within the science discipline that require you to undertake further studies, so make sure you know what is required for your career choices.

An undergraduate degree in chemistry will give you a foundation knowledge of the subject, before then exploring the more complex areas of the discipline. You will study modules on organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as laboratory sessions.

Study in the USA

With over 1.1 million international students choosing the USA as their higher education destination each year, the country is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the world. There are consistently many USA based universities and colleges ranked within the top 100 in the QS World University rankings, and it is not uncommon for the top 10 rankings to be dominated by American universities as well. As one of the biggest countries in the world, you will have many choices when it comes to deciding where you want to study abroad.

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