Bachelor in Chemistry


Program Description


Our Chemistry program is designed to promote and support your intellectual curiosity now and throughout your career, develop an ability to solve problems efficiently and communicate the nuances of chemistry effectively with all audiences. Our graduates enter the workplace with a clear understanding of the place of chemistry within natural science and a comprehension of the relationship between natural science, the environment, and the rest of human culture.

  • 4+1 Chemistry MBA Track

As a Chemistry major, you'll be offered an opportunity to enter a four-year-plus one track, earning your BS in Chemistry as well as your MBA.

  • ACS Approved

The American Chemical Society has given its approval to Alfred University's program. Only one in four undergraduate Chemistry programs is able to achieve that distinction.

  • Chemistry Club

The Alfred University Department of Chemistry has an active Chemistry Club that is now officially a student chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Outstanding Student Award

Since 1962, the Department of Chemistry has awarded an outstanding student award to 47 of our students. All have maintained impressive overall GPAs and provided loyal services to the department by serving as tutors, lab assistants, and volunteering to perform demonstrations for the local schools during their career at AU.

Prepare for grad school and beyond...

Our majors have been very successful in gaining entrance to graduate and professional programs and in obtaining jobs in the chemical industry or in secondary education. The vast majority are in positions for which their experiences at Alfred are an essential prerequisite.


The core major provides a firm background for entry into the chemistry job market, for advanced study in the discipline, for advanced study in a related discipline, or a foundation for various professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law or library science.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the major in Chemistry, as well as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences general education requirements, you'll be required to complete the College's First Year Experience Program or Transfer Student Program.


Most chemists are employed in industry, academia, and the government. Chemists are needed for
consulting businesses, research, healthcare and hospital settings, laboratories, biotechnology, and in all
kinds of high-tech areas. Nationally, about half of all bachelor’s degree chemistry majors go on to some
type of graduate school in the sciences, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law, or education. Others enter the workplace as:

  • Laboratory technician
  • Health administrator
  • Quality control specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Flavor analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Pharmacologist
  • Patent attorney
  • Research chemist
  • Instrumentation specialist
  • Safety engineer
  • Chemical plant supervisor
  • Soil and water analyst
  • Chemical technologist
  • Industrial health engineer
  • Fiber analyst
  • Geochemist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Technical writer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Medical illustrator
  • Magnetochemist
  • Pollution control chemist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Chemistry teacher
Last updated Sep 2018

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About the School

At Alfred University, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means you'll have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on ... Read More

At Alfred University, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means you'll have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the studio, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field. Read less