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Chemistry: Health Sciences

Offered by: Chemistry

SRU offers a major in Chemistry certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that will prepare you for graduate studies leading to a career in the health sciences. Through this curriculum, you'll be prepared to enter the job market directly as a chemist or to continue your education in a graduate program.

Why Choose Chemistry: Health Sciences?

As a chemistry major at SRU, you'll take core courses designed to strengthen your understanding of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry.

You'll take lecture and laboratory courses in modern facilities with small class sizes taught by faculty committed to individualized interaction. You'll conduct experiments that will give you experience with current synthetic and analytical techniques as well as opportunities to use a wide variety of instruments.

As a student with a focus in the health sciences, you will be engaged in a rigorous curriculum that will provide the background courses necessary for pursuit of medical or other professional graduate programs.

What Will You Learn?

The ACS-certified program offers you a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education. It will provide you with the intellectual, experimental, and communication skills necessary to become a professional. An ACS degree signifies that you have completed an integrated, demanding program, which includes foundational and in-depth course work in chemistry or chemistry-related fields. This program provides you with the laboratory experience and the professional skill development to be an effective chemist.

As part of our Health Sciences Concentration, you will complete the following additional courses intended to provide a strong foundation for the pursuit of a medical or professional degree:

  • Principles of biology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Elementary statistics

Careers In Chemistry

The major in Chemistry with a Health Sciences Concentration will prepare you for admission into a variety of professional programs. Students who chose not to enter these programs may find alternative career paths in:

  • Academia (graduate school or research institutions)
  • Art analysis and preservation
  • Business and sales
  • Drug design
  • Industrial chemistry - designing coatings, plastics, paint, analyzing samples
  • Medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology
  • Patent law after earning a M.S. and J.D
  • Political lobbying