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My Michigan Tech: Abby Schwartz

One of the best STEM schools in the country. Employers know us by name. So do students like Abby, who discovered Michigan Tech through our Summer Youth Programs and is a chemistry major currently doing research in organic synthesis with one of her professors.

Design. Create. Produce.

Central science, many career paths. Design textiles, pharmaceuticals, healthier foods, or cosmetics.

Chemists create the fabric of our everyday lives (sometimes literally), contributing to the production of the chemicals, materials, and products. You’ll be prepared to contribute to the nucleus of chemical advancements in diverse fields. Leave your impression on the world by specializing your studies in environmental chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, or chemical physics.

Start research as soon as you’re ready. Get familiar with labs and instrumentation. Create products and work with companies on the Consumer Products Manufacturing Enterprise Team.

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Work with faculty on the development of platforms for tumor imaging and drug delivery.
  • Conduct your own undergraduate research project through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment for lab assignments, research, and projects.
  • Take the Professional Development for Chemists course series that will prepare students for job hunting, communications, scientific methods, and other aspects of their future careers as chemists.

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Graduate School

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Dow Chemical
  • 3M
  • Pfizer
  • SC Johnson
  • Merck Pharmaceutical
"I really enjoy the Michigan Tech community, the Husky pride, and the Houghton area." Alyssa Cinder, Chemistry

Customize your Degree:

Concentrations available in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take Courses Like:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical  Analysis
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Learn more about chemistry at Michigan Tech!