Chemistry

  •  Chemist in laboratory

    What is chemistry?

    Chemistry is the most fundamental of all of the natural sciences. Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. The subdisciplines within the chemical sciences examine matter at the atomic and molecular level to gain an understanding of the world around us.

    What can I do with a degree in chemistry?

    Students who graduate with a chemistry degree can pursue a number of careers. A Carlow University chemistry degree enables graduates to work as forensic chemists or researchers for universities or government entities, such as the Environmental Protection Agency or a public health department. Chemists find employment in hospitals, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies while others become science and technical writers. With a chemistry degree, you can also excel in medical, dental, veterinary, and graduate school. Sometimes chemistry graduates attend law school to become environmental or patent lawyers.

    What makes Carlow’s program unique?

    Students receive individual attention from faculty in small class settings. This one-on-one interaction with faculty helps students master the challenges of chemistry. All of our faculty members have advanced degrees in chemistry, representing all the major chemical specialties. Our program teaches the theories of the chemical sciences, but also focuses on an intense laboratory experience. Students use sophisticated instrumentation throughout the chemistry curriculum. Your ability to use instrumentation will help you excel in either industrial workplaces or in advanced education.