Fascinated by chemicals, atoms and molecules? Earn a degree with one of the highest national employment rates. You’ll earn valuable hands-on experience and take part in cutting-edge research with dedicated faculty. Learn more about Eastern Kentucky University’s accredited Chemistry program below.

Degree Concentrations

M.S. B.S./M.S. 3+2 B.S. in Chemistry Minors
Chemistry Chemistry, B.S. (Chemistry Concentration) + Chemistry, M.S. Chemistry Chemistry
Chemistry, B.S. (Chemistry Concentration with ACS Certification) + Chemistry, M.S. Chemistry with ACS Certification Chemistry Teaching
Chemistry, B.S. (Biochemistry Concentration with ACS Certification) + Chemistry, M.S. Biochemistry with ACS Certification
Chemistry, B.S. (Pre-Health Concentration: including Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Assistant) + Chemistry, M.S. Pre-Health Concentration (Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Assistant)
Chemistry Teaching

Summer Research

Conducting research is a great way to put what you have learned in class into practice, and it looks great on a resume. Here’s a small sampling of places where students can perform summer research. Be sure to ask for faculty recommendations and apply early.


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Toxicologist
  • Chemical technician
  • Water chemist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Materials scientist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemistry teacher

The chemistry program will also prepare you for successful graduate study, leading to a career in research, post-secondary teaching or medical practice.

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Toxicologist at Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Alltech (Nicholasville, Ky.)
  • Toyota (Georgetown, Ky.)
  • Graduate chemistry studies at Vanderbilt, Purdue, Ohio State and more

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU Chemistry program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:


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