Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
Modern Instrumentation, Experiential Learning, 100% Placement
At College of Saint Mary, you can dive into chemistry, connect through hands-on learning, and develop lifelong problem-solving skills to carry into high-demand careers after graduation. Our innovative chemistry curriculum empowers students with critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills to take on complex problems.
Chemistry majors have access to interactive lab equipment and the most common instrumentation to examine qualitative and quantitative data – all the while studying the societal and ethical aspects of modern science. Just as important as discovering solutions to important problems, you will learn to effectively communicate the results of your experiments in writing and presentations. The result: 100% of our chemistry majors are employed in the field or pursuing a graduate degree within six months of graduating.
College of Saint Mary applauds young women who excel in science and math. This is why we offer the Marie Curie Scholars Program, a prestigious program that provides significant financial support and resources for academically talented young women interested in biology, chemistry or mathematics. You could receive up to $20,000 annually for four years!
Animals, Plants, & Nature (APN)
Join fellow students from diverse backgrounds and majors who share your fascination for fish, wildlife, lush flora, towering trees, and the Great Outdoors in Animals, Plants and Nature club. APN allows all CSM students to explore the wonders of nature by participating in meetings, activities, guest speakers, field trips, and more. Discover, learn and experience the natural world like never before.
If you’re passionate about making a real impact on our planet and creating a greener future, join the Green Team. Discover how you can be a driving force for sustainability. The Green Team focuses primarily on inducting sustainable practices on a campus-wide scale. This eco-friendly group fundraises for these projects and raises awareness about the different environmental issues and practices by hosting events for students.
Calling all curious minds and aspiring scientists! If you’re ready to explore the fascinating realms of math and science, the STEMinists Club is your ticket to a world of endless possibilities. This club strives to serve its members by finding outreach programs, hosting informative sessions about various career paths, and discovering math- or science-related opportunities.
With your chemistry degree, you will be qualified to work in research as a chemist or lab technician or to pursue advanced education in the field. Chemists earn a median annual salary of $72,350. The U.S. Department of Labor anticipates a 3-7 percent growth in demand for chemists by 2022. You could also pursue opportunities as a technical writer, taking complex scientific information and research and writing about it for publications and journals. Technical writers earn a median annual salary of $67,900 and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the demand for technical writers will grow by 15-21 percent by 2022.