Leave your impression on the world. Formulate a rewarding career in the chemical sciences with a BS in Chemistry from Michigan Tech. Our program prepares you to contribute to the nucleus of chemical advancements in diverse fields.
Chemistry is known as the central science, connecting the physical sciences, life sciences, and applied sciences. Chemists create the fabric of our everyday lives (sometimes literally), contributing to the production of the chemicals, materials, and products that substantiate our existence. Whether you envision yourself designing new textiles, pharmaceuticals, healthier foods, or the latest on-trend cosmetics, there is sure to be a chemistry career pathway to suit your interests.
About the Program
- Learn in a supportive environment. First-year chemistry majors stick together in the Studio Lab and study under the same instructor during their first two semesters, at least. You’ll develop excellent critical-thinking and lab skills while building lasting rapport with your instructor and classmates.
- Undergraduate research is emphasized. All of our faculty members are advancing basic and applied research in chemistry, and all welcome students into their research groups.
- Enjoy the freedom to experiment in the lab. Once you master lab processes and techniques, you’ll be let loose to conduct research individually.
- Increase your employability. Most chemistry majors participate in research or a co-op/internship experience. Our students have garnered internships with high-profile employers including Los Alamos National Laboratory. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to publish your research.
- Get the extra technological edge on your education. You’ll use advanced, state-of-the-art instrumentation in our teaching labs.
- Learn from creative, enthusiastic faculty who truly enjoy working with students. And smaller class sizes translate to more personal attention: our department’s student-to-faculty ratio is 5:1.
- Our undergraduate degree programs provide excellent preparation for graduate health programs and law school.
- The basic chemistry degree pathway allows students the flexibility to take 21–24 credits of free electives. You could use these credits to enroll in foreign language classes, study abroad, or earn a minor or certificate in an area of study outside of chemistry.
1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
Houghton , United States