Modern Instrumentation and Independent Experimentation Lead to 100% Placement
Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
Our chemistry curriculum helps you develop your critical thinking skills and scientific reasoning abilities to solve complex problems using qualitative and quantitative data and use standard lab equipment and modern instrumentation for experiments, all while exploring the societal and ethical aspects of modern science. You'll also develop the skills to effectively communicate the results of your experiments in writing and presentation. All of our chemistry majors are employed in the field or pursuing a graduate degree within six months of graduating.
College of Saint Mary applauds women who excel in science and math. This is why we offer the Marie Curie Scholars Program, a prestigious program that provides significant financial support and resources for academically talented young women interested in STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math. You could receive up to $19,000 annually for four years!
With your chemistry degree, you will be qualified to work in research as a chemist or chemical engineer or to pursue advanced education in the field. Chemists earn a median annual salary of $72,350. The U.S. Department of Labor anticipates a 3-7 percent growth in demand for chemists by 2022. You could also pursue opportunities as a technical writer, taking complex scientific information and research and writing about it for publications and journals. Technical writers earn a median annual salary of $67,900 and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the demand for technical writers will grow by 15-21 percent by 2022.