Excited about the prospect of curing disease by discovering new drugs? Or protecting the environment by analyzing contaminated water? Then Chemistry is the major for you. It’s central to the natural sciences and provides an excellent background for many different careers. You can work as a forensic scientist, in an industry or government lab, in hazardous waste management or for a business in sales and marketing. And our Chemistry major is great preparation for professional health degrees, such as medicine or pharmacology. With its low student-professor ratio, AUM offers you plenty of opportunities to strap on your own goggles and do hands-on research.
Points of Pride
- You will be able to gain hands-on experience with modern lab instruments and facilities.
- We have an excellent record of acceptance of students to health professional schools, such as pharmacy, pharmacology and medicine.
- More Pre-Health admission requirements count toward the Chemistry major than any other major.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
A degree in Chemistry will let you choose from a variety of jobs with higher-than-average salaries. Job growth for life, physical and social science occupations is projected to be about average, growing 7 percent from 2014 to 2024. The most recent median annual wage for life, physical and social science occupations was $61,450 –– higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.