Like mixing things up in the lab? Do you enjoy finding out what something is made of? It's all about chemistry, you know. And that's where our major in chemistry comes in.
As a chemistry student, you'll work with the latest equipment and software. Equipment like the Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectrometer. It provides a “fingerprint” identification for unknown compounds. You'll get to use Wave Function software for Computational Chemistry that visualizes the structure of complex molecules. You can also write and present research findings at national meetings. Maybe you'll get it published.
With your chemistry degree, you'll have lots of career options. You can go to work at places like American Refining Group, Bristol Meyers-Squibb or Eli Lilly. Or, you can go to graduate school. Our graduates have gone on to Penn State University, Indiana University and the University of Nebraska.
Chemistry is the branch of science that studies the nature and characteristics of substances and the changes they undergo. Chemistry is fundamental to most scientific disciplines and technology. Chemistry is concerned with the building blocks of all materials -- atoms and molecules. Chemists are employed in manufacturing firms in research and development, testing, regulatory, and quality assurance. They work in many industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries.
Chemists also work for state and local governments and for federal agencies. Chemistry majors at Pitt-Bradford take courses in Organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Calculus, and Physics. Chemistry majors have the opportunity to become directly involved in research as part of their undergraduate studies.
Course Requirements in the Major
- GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
- GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
- INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB
- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
- ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB
- PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
- PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
- ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION
- CAPSTONE: CHEMISTRY
- CALCULUS I
- CALCULUS II
- CALCULUS III
- FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS I
- FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS I LAB
- FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS II
- FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS II LAB
- Upper-Level Chemistry Electives (6-8 cr)
Total Credits for Major: 64-65