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.
|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)|
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.
- National Science Foundation (multiple sites)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (multiple sites)
- KBRIN Undergraduate Research Program (Louisville, Ky.)
Job Opportunities for Graduates
- Chemical technician
- Water chemist
- Analytical chemist
- Forensic scientist
- 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
Students in the EKU Chemistry program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships: