The Chemistry program provides the first two years of core classes toward a baccalaureate degree for students planning a career in chemistry or related field. Other areas for which chemistry serves as the basic foundation are pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pharmacy, and chemical engineering. Coursework includes general chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, university physics and differential equations.
Students planning careers as chemists should enjoy science and mathematics, have an inquisitive mind and imagination, and enjoy working with their hands. They also must be able to concentrate on detail and work independently. High school students planning to major in chemistry should study as much science and math as possible.
Those completing the suggested curriculum requirements receive an Associate in Science degree.
BSC has cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University and several other four-year institutions that allow students to continue with a bachelor’s degree on the BSC campus. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer school and modify BSC’s suggested curriculum where necessary.
Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.
Chemists often specialize in a subfield of chemistry, such as analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, polymer or biochemistry. More than half of all chemists work in research and development for manufacturing firms and chemical companies. Others work in production and inspection or as marketing or sales representatives, teachers, and consultants to private industry and government agencies.
Career possibilities: Chemist (any industry), Chemistry Teacher, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Air Pollution Analyst, Soils Analyst, Water Quality Analyst, Food Chemist.
Brent Reems • Jack Science Center 301B