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Bachelor of Science Research Chemistry
Chemistry is the "central science" with applications in all areas of science and engineering. Chemists are employed in all areas of society, including government. Energy, the environment, water, materials and medicine are just a few of the pertinent segments of our society with problems that chemistry may solve.
With a research chemistry degree, you can help develop life-sustaining pharmaceuticals or discover new materials used in product manufacturing. At Florida Tech you'll develop a strong background in chemistry and get hands-on experience in chemical analysis and technology. Consider how a research chemistry degree from Florida Tech can create a dynamic and exciting for career for you.
Gain Practical Experience
Chemistry students can look forward to immediate immersion in "real science" through small classes, hands-on, high-caliber research and field studies. Students are guided through the program by highly qualified faculty who care about your success. Additionally, the American Chemical Society certifies our research chemistry degree.
The curriculum includes technical electives and specialized labs offering the opportunity to undertake exciting independent or collaborative (with a peer or professor) research in a topic of your choosing. Research chemistry degree students also present papers at American Chemical Society meetings – an ideal introduction to the world of professional chemistry. All of this practical experience, as well as the availability of internships, showcase an active and robust learning environment that enhances your job search portfolio and prepares you for employment or graduate study.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, research chemistry majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like the Chemistry Club (Florida Tech's chapter of the American Chemical Society student-affiliate), Student Government and over 100 other student organizations. Each of these experiences gives you a way to interact with other research chemistry degree students, professors and industry professionals.
Get Recruited by Top Companies
Florida Tech research chemistry degree graduates secure jobs in the chemical industry, health care, analytical services, environmental consulting, government labs, academia and industries such as electronics, materials and biotechnology. Organizations such as Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Florida Solar Energy Center, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Proctor and Gamble, and Shell Oil employ Florida Tech alumni.
Earn an Advanced Degree
After receiving their research chemistry degree, many of our students go to graduate programs at Florida Tech and other prestigious universities, such as Emory, Columbia, Penn State and Princeton.
Envision yourself at Florida Tech and imagine how far a world-class research chemistry degree will take you.