The Chemistry Department offers five undergraduate degree emphases; professional, technical, education, biochemistry and biotechnology, and environmental.
The professional emphasis offers excellent preparation for bachelor level employment and entry into graduate and professional schools (ACS Certified).
The technical emphasis may be selected by those students planning to seek employment after graduation.
The education emphasisis designed specifically for students who plan to teach chemistry at the secondary level.
The biochemistry and biotechnology emphasis prepares students for entry-level employment in biotechnical or biomedical laboratories or for entry into professional health schools or biochemical graduate programs.
The environmental emphasis is designed for students who plan to seek employment in a position related to environmental chemistry or an advanced degree that may be related to environmental issues.
Also available at Grand Valley State University
A Certificate in Green Chemistry provides a major advantage to an applicant on the job market in the area of chemistry and environmental sciences. A Certificate in Green Chemistry is neither a major nor a minor; it can/should be used as a focus investigation area of Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, or Sustainability. Additional information is available on Green Chemistry.
A chemistry minor is offered.
Target Inquiry is a Chemistry concentration for the GVSU M.Ed. program, designed to meet the professional development needs of high school chemistry teachers in West Michigan.
What can you do with a Chemistry major?
The Career Center has created a document that outlines career options for chemists who specialize in various disciplines.
Obtain admissions information.
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