Arts and Sciences
This major is designed for students interested in graduate studies in chemistry. It can be taken by students intending on going into the chemical industry following graduation, however the preferred degree for seeking employment in the chemical industry is the American Chemical Society Certified Degree.
American Chemical Society Certification
This degree is designed for those going into the chemical industry, though it can also be taken by those planing on graduate school in chemistry.
The biochemistry program follows proposals by both the American Chemical Society, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This curriculum is recommended for students interested in careers in health sciences (medicine, dentistry, nutrition, pharmacology, etc.), and graduate careers in biochemistry or molecular biology. It will be especially attractive to individuals who may take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in biochemistry.
The business-oriented chemistry major is available to provide the chemical understanding needed by students preparing for careers in the chemical industry, outside the laboratory. This includes distribution of its products and technology - principally in the areas of management and sales - as well as some aspects of government service. This major covers a broad background of chemical science, without requiring as many specialized chemistry courses as the Arts and Sciences chemistry major, allowing the student to minor in an area of business and become familiar with the skills of the business community. A student completing this program can easily move into graduate programs in the College of Business, or in Chemistry with few course deficiencies to fill.
This program is designed for students whose desire is to teach high school chemistry. It was developed with the recommendations of the American Chemical Society and requirements of the State of Michigan. This major is in the College of Education and Human Development and students must also fulfill requirements set out by that college for Secondary Education curriculum.
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