Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

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Make the big advancements

Chemistry – the central science – is all around you.

Explore all you can do with the substances and interactions that shape the world.

Undergraduate programs

A bachelor's degree (major) in chemistry can lead you to careers in science, medicine and more.

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Find your perfect bond. Explore how chemistry touches almost every aspect of life.
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Become a chemistry teacher at the high school or middle school level.

Add to your degree

Expand your skill-set with a certificate or minor.

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Prep for pharmacy school or a related career.
A student measures a substance into a tall liquid beaker during class as another student observes.
Complement your major with chemistry's essentials.
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Do you want to be a high school science teacher? Add a wide base of science knowledge that prepares you for graduate school.

Quality matters: We’re ACS-approved

Along with research experience and training in state-of-the-art labs, you’ll enjoy a world-class education.

Our department received approval from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Professional Training in 1974 and continues to maintain this certification.

Graduate programs

A master's degree can further your career or prepare you for advanced study.

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Ready yourself for the lab or doctoral (PhD) studies. Specialize in one of several areas.
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Enhance your teaching credentials and raise your career ceiling.

Related graduate programs

These programs are offered in partnership with other departments at Missouri State. With help from your advisor, you can design a chemistry-focused degree.

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Pair chemistry with another science field you love.
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Explore the finer details of plants from a chemistry angle.

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