Chemistry

Chemistry

You know that chemistry is more than just a class in school; it’s a part of everything within and around us—from simple tastes and smells to the complex medications we take. So put your crazy-smart chemistry brainpower to work at Michigan Tech. You’ll be challenged by our hands-on, technological approach to labs and undergraduate research—you won’t find anything like it at other schools.

Find your Passion with the Right Concentration

As a chemistry major you can concentrate in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical physics
  • Environmental chemistry
  • General chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Secondary teacher certification

You can also major in pharmaceutical chemistry, where you'll study the molecular and mechanistic aspects of pharmaceuticals, cheminformatics which combines chemistry and information technology, or biochemistry and molecular biology with a focus on chemistry concepts.

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • Undergraduate research is strongly encouraged; most students participate in either undergraduate research or a co-op experience with a company (or both).
  • You’ll use our state-of-the-art studio laboratory for your first-year chemistry course.
  • Dr. Melvin Calvin is a chemistry Nobel Prize winner—the only one at Michigan Tech!
  • You can get free help on your assignments or work for the Chemistry Learning Center.
  • We have small class sizes with a 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to attend national meetings like the American Chemical Society’s annual conference.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in chemistry.

The chemistry program offers the flexibility to pursue independent research. Individualized programs are also available in forensic chemistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-med, and more—create a program that meets your interests and goals! Chemistry graduates have gone on to pursue careers in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing, forensic sciences, biochemistry, medicine, law, science communications, teaching, and research.

Learn more about chemistry at Michigan Tech!