Chemistry Department Undergraduate Programs

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With approximately 80 chemistry majors, we are small enough to focus on the needs of individual students but large enough to provide the resources for a rich and varied educational environment.

Majors

Chemistry: Bachelor of Science (Coordinate Major)

The coordinate major is intended for students who anticipate going to medical school or some other professional school, but would like to major in chemistry. The coordinate major provides more flexibility to take non-chemistry courses recommended by professional schools and the chemistry coursework can be completed in three years.

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Chemistry: Bachelor of Science (American Chemical Society ACS Major)

The ACS major is intended for students interested in employment as a chemist or graduate study in chemistry and approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS major provides solid background in chemistry, physics and math, and prepares for work as a professional chemist.

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Chemistry: B.S. with Secondary Education Certification

For a teaching major in Chemistry, complete the Chemistry degree along with the appropriate teaching certification courses.

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Minors

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The Classroom & Beyond

After Graduation

Recent chemistry graduates from USD are working for distinguished organizations including the following companies.

Potential Careers Recent Employers
Senior Research Chemist Avantor Performance Materials
Director of Business Development SciAps
Project Specialist Critical Diagnostics
Technical Specialist Agilent Technoligies
Senior Quality Engineer Amgen
Success Stories

Success Stories

I had the opportunity to participate in a variety of research during my undergraduate studies. Jade Fostvedt, 2017 Graduate