Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Kettering University offers a rigorous chemistry degree consistent with the guidelines for degree certification by the American Chemical Society which ensures our graduates obtain a solid chemical foundation. Students in the chemistry program take courses and laboratories in all of the major chemical sub-disciplines including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry. During their senior year, chemistry majors take advanced chemistry courses in specialized areas and work closely with a faculty member on a research project. This allows them to gain a deeper insight into the sub-area(s) in chemistry of their choice.
A chemistry degree provides an excellent foundation for careers in traditional chemistry areas as well as many in non-traditional areas such as technical management, education, technical writing, sales, business, and law.
Program Educational Objectives
Chemistry Graduates will:
- Have a broad, fundamental and mathematically rigorous understanding of theoretical and experimental chemistry
- Function effectively and ethically within an organization and society as professional chemists
- Have the skills necessary to effectively communicate their chemical understanding to the general public and to the professional chemical community
- Be familiar with health and safety concerns and the use of chemicals in industry
- Be able to pursue an advanced degree
To see curriculum content for a B.S. in Chemistry and a representative program, please see the Academic Catalog.