The Professional Chemistry degree is the same as the Chemistry Area of Concentration. A degree in chemistry opens a wide variety of careers to a graduate. Careers in chemistry involve such diverse areas as the development of new materials, environmental protection, and drug design. A chemistry degree is frequently used as a preparation for entrance into law, medical, dental, veterinary, and pharmacy colleges. There are two possible degree paths in the chemistry program, an area of concentration and a major. Students completing an area of concentration generally either continue on to graduate school or enter an industrial position directly upon graduation. Graduates with a major in chemistry may pursue careers in industry in chemical information, technical writing, chemical sales and technical support. The chemistry major may also serve as a basis for further study in biochemistry, medicine, environmental science, pharmaceutical science, physiology or molecular biology. Students may also receive dual degrees through the 3-2 program in chemical engineering. (See the description under Pre-Engineering).
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