MSU Moorhead’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry will equip you for a multitude of career options in a variety of sectors, including industry, academia, government, nonprofit and entrepreneurship. You will develop well-rounded skills in problem-solving, analysis, and written and oral communication and gain undergraduate research experience that will competitively prepare you for graduate school and/or professional school.
MSUM’s Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is on the Approved List of the American Chemical Society (ACS), ensuring you receive the highest level of professional training for faculty, library resources, laboratory space, equipment and curriculum. Fewer than half of the nation’s chemistry departments have earned this distinction.
MSUM chemistry faculty are passionate about teaching. All of the department’s professors have a doctorate in one of these areas of chemistry specialization: biochemistry, analytical, physical, organic, inorganic or education. By employing chemistry “specialists” rather than “generalists,” the character of MSUM chemistry faculty matches that of much larger universities.
Introductory classes average 30-90 students while upper-level classes average 5-18 students, giving you the personal mentoring and hands-on experience a chemistry degree requires.
Langseth Hall unites students studying biology, chemistry and physics under one roof. Our chemistry laboratories are among the best equipped in the region and are available to undergraduate students, giving you access to outstanding instruments and powerful electronic databases.
You will have access to lab space solely for faculty-mentored undergraduate research, which generally involves 30 or more students annually. MSU Moorhead is a leader in engaging undergraduate students in faculty-mentored research, with some students performing research as early as their freshman year.
According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, no other major has the combination of large numbers and high MCAT scores than physical sciences, which typically includes chemistry majors. The MCAT score is a significant factor in acceptance into medical school.
Chemistry Student Success Stories
Pulsar: Combining Science and Art
For Abigail Bormann, working at the MSUM planetarium was a way to lift up her love for both science and the humanities.
The 2022 graduate earned her degree in chemistry. During her time at MSUM. she started working at the planetarium as an honors apprentice.
First Galaxies: Tyler Lane
2022 marks the MSUM Planetarium's 50th anniversary. After a half century of inspiring a curiosity in what exists beyond our sky, the people behind the Planetarium honor its significant milestone by sharing the historical orbit of this community asset.
A Chemistry Degree Twice as Valuable
Charlie Lien ’22 is the first graduate of a dual degree program in chemical engineering thanks to a partnership between MSUM and UND.
MSUM’s Chemistry majors offer a unique selection of learning opportunities outside of the classroom that will grow your skills, stretch your limits and fuel your passions.
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MSUM’s chemistry program develops your skills in problem-solving, analysis and communication making you well-rounded when seeking employment or continuing on to graduate or professional school. Here is just a sample of chemistry careers that are predicted to have job growth in the next 10 years.
Chemistry Related Careers
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