Chemistry - Professional (ACS Approved)

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Chemistry — the branch of science that studies the reactivity, structure, and properties of atoms and molecules that comprise materials and the living world around us — is crucial to areas such as plastics, medicine, electronics, cosmetics, and forensics.

To prepare students for careers in chemistry, the Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University offers a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Chemistry and a Professional Emphasis approved by the American Chemical Society — the largest professional society in the world.

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The Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University is the only department to offer an ACS-approved degree within 90 miles of Pittsburg.

Our graduates will be qualified for a variety of positions across multiple areas of the industry. Opportunities are vast and continue to grow as technology advances. They include but are not limited to:

  • Research scientist
  • Pharmacy, healthcare, and cosmetics
  • Analytical labs and quality control
  • Medical and forensic sciences
  • Plastics, rubber, and paints
  • Agricultural, food, and water

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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