Chemistry (B.A.)

Oakland’s chemistry degree is for students who wish to incorporate a science major into a broader liberal arts program or want a foundation in the chemical sciences as a basis for graduate study in the physical or life sciences; employment in industrial or government laboratories; or professional studies in medicine, patent law or business.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in chemistry is for students who wish to incorporate a science major into a broader liberal arts program or who wish to have a foundation in chemistry as a basis for study in chemical physics, medicine and related fields, environmental studies, and technical-legal or technical-business careers. Students interested in sales or management careers in the chemical industry might consider taking the minor in general business offered by the School of Business Administration.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Biochemist

  • My future career:

    Chemist

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    Epidemiologist

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    Food Scientist

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    Hydrologist

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Biological and Medical Scientists
    • Biomedical Researcher
    • Chemical Engineer
    • Education Administrator
    • Environmental Science
    • Geoscientist