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 Chemistry and Biochemistry Degrees

Lamar University offers several degree paths if you are interested in chemistry and/or biochemistry. Pursue your passion in undergraduate or graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry at LU.

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH

Reserach AreasThe Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has active research programs in several areas. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in one or more of these programs. 

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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY CAREERS

What Can I Do With a Major in Chemistry?

Chemistry majors learn to think creatively, troubleshoot complex problems, perform detailed analyses and make decisions based on research. These skills are valuable in any workplace, and have applications in virtually every field.

Biochemist
Engineers
College Professor
Dentist
Laboratory Tech
Pharmacist
FDA Inspector
Food Scientist
Toxicologist
Criminologist
Water Resources
Plant Manager
Geneticist
Medical Practitioner and more...

Chemistry Careers

Chemistry Careers Median Annual Wages

Biochemists: $50,500 to $82,000
Chemists: $48,000 to $89,000

Chemistry jobs include:
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Federal government, excluding postal service
  • Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences
  • Testing laboratories
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools; state, local and private