Chemistry explores the composition and transformation of matter, a science that is central to energy production, health care and environmental protection. Students in the Department of Chemistry learn through hands-on or computational experiments in both classroom and laboratory settings, specializing in analytical, inorganic, medicinal, organic and physical chemistry.
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Chemists are employed in many industries including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy, construction and materials, the automotive industry, government research and forensics. Skilled in problem-solving, data analysis and technical communication, a growing number of chemists are also employed in non-traditional careers ranging from computing and information science to patent law, marketing and public policy.