Tailor a Chemistry Degree for your Professional Path
Our Bachelor’s of Arts in Chemistry is a traditional liberal arts degree that provides you with a foundation in the chemical sciences and basic lab skills. The degree gives you the flexibility to pursue a minor and enroll in courses matching your career interests.
Its easy to pursue other interests, such as law, education, business, or pre-health. Or you can go into criminology, science writing, entrepreneurship, education, and more. If you plan to continue on to pharmacy school, the BA program offers a concentration in pre-pharmacy. Our faculty and advisors will help you tailor your program to your goals. With a BA in Chemistry there are few limits to what you can do.
Learn in a supportive environment. First-year chemistry students enroll in the orientation course, Professional Development for Chemists I (PDC I). This allows new students to get connected to their peers and understand the expectations of being a successful chemistry student at Michigan Tech. The size of enrollment allows students to get the level of assistance they need from their academic advisor.
Increase your employability. Most chemistry majors participate in research or a co-op/internship experience. Our students have garnered internships with high-profile employers including Los Alamos National Laboratory. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to publish your research.
Choose your Career Path
The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry gives you the chance to chart your own unique career path.
Pre-Health Professions Pathway
Allocate your free electives to a pre-health minor and prepare for admission into health professional programs. Chemistry majors with a pre-health minor can take advantage of many professional program partnerships. For instance, Ferris State University's PharmD program reserves up to five seats to qualified Michigan Tech graduates. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine provides early assurance of admission (February as opposed to June) for select Michigan Tech pre-health minors.
A BA with the Pre-Pharmacy concentration puts you on the path to become a licensed pharmacist with a PharmD degree. Michigan Tech partners with Ferris State to fast-track graduates directly into FSU's PharmD or PharmD/MPH programs.
- Pre-Cardiovascular Perfusion
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
Science and Technical Writing Pathway
If you have an interest in science and technical writing, you may choose to allocate you free electives towards a minor in Writing along with other courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, or Chemistry.
Business and Entrepreneurship Pathway
If you are interested in pursuing a career in Business you may choose to allocate your free electives towards a minor or certificate in Business or Economics along with other courses in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, or Chemistry.
Other Possible Pathways
Tomorrow Needs Knowledgeable Chemistry Professionals
Professionals in health care, government, law, and business are grappling with more complex challenges that require the critical thinking, pattern recognition and pattern deconstruction skills that a graduate with a bachelor’s of arts degree in chemistry possesses.
Career Opportunities for Chemistry Majors
Your future career options are unlimited with a degree in chemistry. Career opportunities can be found in, but are not limited to:
- Agricultural and Food Products
- Health Professions
- Patent law, intellectual property and science policy
- Pharmaceuticals and Medicines
- Plastics and Coatings
- Public Health
- Scientific Research and Development
You can explore career options further.
Michigan Tech Chemistry Majors Can Get Hired As
Almost any company or government agency requires someone with an understanding of chemistry. Graduates go on to become:
- Attorney (Patent Law/Intellectual Property/Industrial Law)
- Chemical or Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager
- High School Teacher
- Patent Agent/Examiner
- Physical Therapist
- Public Policy Specialist
- Soil Scientist
- Science/Technology Writer
- Water Resource Specialist