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Polymer chemistry is the branch of chemistry that studies the synthesis, characterization, and processing of macromolecules. The Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society projects that 50 percent of chemists will work with polymers during some time of their career.

To prepare students for careers in polymer chemistry, the Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University offers a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Chemistry and Emphasis in Polymer Chemistry.

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Studying polymer chemistry at Pittsburg State University combines the cutting-edge field of plastics, material science, nanotechnology, and molecular engineering with the benefits of a regional university, which includes hands-on research opportunities and one-on-one interaction with highly qualified faculty.

Our graduates will be qualified for a variety of positions across multiple areas of the industry. Opportunities are vast and will continue to grow as technology advances. They include:

  • Synthetic materials (plastics, rubbers, coatings, and textiles)
  • Materials for energy production and the electronic industry
  • Materials for water protection and purification
  • Materials for biomedical applications
  • Materials for the agricultural and food production
  • Research science

About Chemistry Department

The Only American Chemical Society Approved Department within 90 Miles of Pittsburg, Kansas

One of only three undergraduate programs in Polymer Chemistry in the U.S.A.

Pittsburg State University's Department of Chemistry prepares students for careers in science, chemical engineering, pharmacy, chemistry teaching, pre-engineering, and other university programs that require rigorous training in chemistry. It offers eight Bachelor of Science Degrees, two Master of Science Degrees, and one minor. 

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