Transform the ordinary into the amazing. When you major in chemistry and/or biochemistry, you study matter and its transformation.
Chemists conduct research and experiments to discover new concepts about the universe. They try to solve society's problems, whether by developing a cure for cancer, monitoring the earth's ozone layer, creating new materials to heat our homes, or pursuing countless other challenges.
The knowledge you'll gain through the study of chemistry at UMass Dartmouth will open the door to many different career opportunities within the five divisions of chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, or physical. You'll be prepared for chemistry careers in education, forensics, government, law, industry, medicine, or research.
Chemistry major Amanda W. Stubbs '14 of Rochester, MA, had the opportunity to work with chemistry professor Dr. David Manke in his research lab. She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and headed to MIT to pursue a PhD in chemistry.
The chemistry option prepares you for:
If you're interested in marine chemistry, geochemistry, toxicology, environmental monitoring and analysis, environmental law or other areas of environmental science, consider this interdisciplinary approach. You can customize your studies, choosing electives in departments such as biology, physics, environmental engineering, economics, and political science.
Expand your career and graduate school options by learning the fundamentals of chemistry. You can choose between minors in chemistry or biochemistry.
Advance your study
All graduates of the UMass Dartmouth Chemistry or Biochemistry undergraduate programs are certified by the American Chemical Society.