Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry is designed for you to apply chemistry principles in other fields, including medicine, education, dentistry, law, optometry and business. This might be a good fit if you’re interested in a career as a high school teacher, a chemical librarian, chemical salesperson, medical doctor, pharmaceutical salesperson or chiropractor. You may pursue a non-specialized degree program or teacher certification.
The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry is highly versatile. With in-depth understanding of analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, as well as knowledge in physics, mathematics and biology principles, you will have the opportunity to pursue careers in a variety of research domains. This degree could send you to work on new drug designs or developing novel plastics in addition to possibly working in jobs related to all fields of chemistry, such as environmental analysis, forensic scientist or product quality design and operation. You may want this degree if you plan to enter a program of study in pharmacology, dentistry or medicine.


Why Study Chemistry at Lamar?

Lamar's Chemistry undergraduate program is designed to train you to become a professional chemist with American Chemical Society certification. You'll be qualified to obtain employment in industry or education, or you may choose to enter postgraduate programs in professional or academic areas.

Career Paths

About 25% of chemistry graduates go on to work in a directly-related field, generally in the private, for-profit sector. The job outlook in this field is good, and most positions pay well and are accessible with a bachelor's degree. Some of the higher-paying fields, like dentistry, pharmacy and radiology, require postgraduate study.

Primary Careers

Chemist, Lab Technician, Nurse, Postsecondary Educator