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The mission of the Chemistry Department at Aquinas College is to provide students with knowledge of chemistry befitting their goals: for the general education students that they become literate in basic chemistry; and for the science major students that they possess the knowledge and skills necessary for them to succeed in their post-baccalaureate careers.
The American Chemical Society guidelines for professional training are the basis for the chemistry curriculum. Courses in general, inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry form the framework of the program. In addition, courses in biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and advanced topics are offered regularly.
Students are expected to attend lectures, participate in laboratory work and become involved in research.
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Career Preparation based on leadership
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of chemistry and its major sub-disciplines.
- Students will propose and carry out a chemical research project.
- Students will communicate chemical concepts appropriately to a variety of audiences.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
|Quick Facts: Chemists and Materials Scientists|
|2021 Median Pay||$79,760 per year
$38.34 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor's degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2021||90,600|
|Job Outlook, 2021-31||6% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2021-31||5,700|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
|1||A chemistry major provides exceptional preparation for medical school and health-related careers.|
|2||Internships and summer research programs for chemistry students are typically competitively paid positions, often including travel and housing allowances.|
|3||Chemistry majors enjoy nearly 100% employment after graduation. Approximately two-thirds of Aquinas chemistry graduates attend graduate school after leaving Aquinas. The remainder typically find jobs in the chemical industry or related fields within one year of graduation.|
|4||The Chemistry capstone course is a two-semester sequence in which students design and implement an independent research project of their choice under the supervision of a professor. Scientific writing, experimental design, and data analysis are emphasized.|