Chemistry (B.S.)

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 Science (ACS certified) degree with a major in chemistry consists of the core curriculum and corequisite courses plus a set of advanced courses. Students must be approved for major standing and must complete the core curriculum. In selecting advanced courses, students may tailor their programs to fit specific career objectives, such as industrial chemistry, biochemistry, graduate study, research, medicine or dentistry.

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

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    • 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