Majors and Programs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Chemistry
When you study chemistry you have the opportunity to study scientific processes and reactions that define every aspect of daily life. As a chemistry major you will learn how to design, implement, record, and analyze the results of a chemical experiment. Your coursework will focus on the environmental and ethical dimensions of problems and issues that face professionals. You will use modern instruments and classical techniques to identify and solve chemical problems as you explore new areas of research.
Students also have the opportunity to join both the Chemistry Learning Community and the Society for Chemistry Undergraduate Majors, as a way to network with other chemistry majors. A degree in chemistry from Iowa State will prepare you to continue in graduate school or professional studies, or qualify you for a career as an environmental chemist, pharmaceutical chemist, forensic scientist, science writer, technical salesperson, product development chemist, or researcher.
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