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Department of Chemistry

Welcome to the Chemistry Department!

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The primary mission of the Department of Chemistry is to offer training, courses, and degrees in the Chemical Sciences to Citadel students, including those fulfilling core curriculum requirements and undergraduate Chemistry majors. The faculty in our department contribute to the discipline through scholarly and professional activity, and also to the community via participation in various service and outreach activities.

Students who are interested in pursuing a Chemistry major have multiple degree options: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts with Teaching specialization, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science with Biochemistry specialization. An American Chemical Society certification is also available for students who choose to take all required courses.

BA in Chemistry: Clinical Concentration

Clinical chemists conduct research and develop laboratory procedures that help physicians make earlier, more precise diagnoses and tailor therapy for patients. As technology develops in "hot" areas like molecular biology, vaccine development or transplant medicine, clinical chemists apply their knowledge to develop practical applications of these advances†.

† Adapted from the American Association of Clinical Chemists


• Hospital Labs
• Research Labs
• Manufacturing facilities
• Pharmaceutical research labs
• Commercial Reference labs
• Academic Labs
• Research Foundations for specific diseases  (for example; cystic fibrosis)
• Government Regulatory Agencies (for example; OSHA, CDC & FDA)

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  Put Your Degree to Work - Clinical Chemist
 2020 Median Salary   $54,180 per year
 Typical Entry Level Education  Bachelor's Degree
 Number of Jobs in 2020  337,800
 Jobs Outlook through 2029  +7% (Faster than Average)

BA in Chemistry: Biochemistry Concentration

A biochemist studies the chemistry of living things and how chemicals affect biological processes such as disease, cell development, growth, and heredity. Biochemists who do applied research are responsible for the development of new medicines and vaccines. Biochemists who do basic research expand our knowledge of the chemistry of living things.


• Pharmaceutical Research Lab
• BioTech Company
• Patent Law
• Medical Doctor
• Veterinarian
• Biochemical Engineering
• Federal Regulator

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