Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry Degree Requirements
Lawrence Tech’s programs in chemistry and environmental chemistry place a strong emphasis on laboratory experience. There are several options within the chemistry program at Lawrence Tech.
Graduates who choose the degree option certified by the American Chemical Society are broadly prepared to find employment in chemistry laboratories, research, industry, medicine, biochemistry, government and education. Students are also well positioned for subsequent graduate work in chemistry, biochemistry or materials science.
The biomedical chemistry option generally satisfies the curriculum requirements for most medical, dental or veterinary schools and students are also positioned to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries or to pursue graduate work in chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology.
Graduates who select the engineering chemistry option receive preparation in both chemistry and engineering and may pursue positions in both traditional chemistry fields as well as many of those normally filled by chemical engineers.
The environmental chemistry program offers preparation for careers in pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, chemical health and safety, environmental analysis, inspection and compliance, and the synthesis of biodegradable and photodegradable materials. It also allows students to enter graduate programs in environmental engineering and hazardous waste management. Students can:
- Design a program to meet career objectives
- Qualify to become a skilled chemical laboratory professional immediately following graduation
- Work with equipment and instrumentation offering preparation for real-world employment
- Acquire the computer and communication skills needed for success in chemistry
- Participate in small classes that foster interaction with teachers and fellow students
- Be welcomed to an award-winning American Chemical Society student chapter
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With suitable electives you may design your curriculum to meet your career goals. Below are some suggested career options.
Pre-Medical: Follow the suggested electives designated for the pre-medical program. Any option in the chemistry program is suitable as preparation for medical school. The ACS-certified option provides for a large number of electives that can be used to fulfill the pre-medical requirements. The bio-medical chemistry option automatically fulfills all pre-medical requirements without using any elective courses.
Pre-Chemical Engineering: The engineering chemistry option includes a wide variety of engineering courses that can satisfy the admission requirements in most chemical engineering graduate programs. Students in the ACS-certified version of the major can prepare for graduate training in chemical engineering with an appropriate choice of engineering electives. Consult the department chair for additional details.
Pre-Law: Graduates in scientific fields are especially well prepared to study patent and corporate law. Scientifically educated people with law degrees are well suited to make reasoned judgments involving technical matters.
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