Declaring a Major

Declaring a Major

I Want  To Be A Chemistry Major… Now What?!?                      

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Welcome to a special group of about 80 students who have already decided to major in Chemistry! We hope that you find a home in this department to help you realize all of your academic and professional goals.  Deciding to major in Chemistry is the first of many important decisions in the discipline, and you will likely have many decisions still to make, such as:

? Which major is right for me: the BS; the BS with concentration in Biochemistry or concentration in Materials Chemistry; or the BA?

? What can I do with my chemistry degree when I graduate?

? How might my study of chemistry complement other academic interests in other departments (double majors; major & minor programs)?

? How can I get involved in chemistry research?

? Can I participate in study abroad as a chemistry major?

? Are there ways for me to get involved with chemistry outreach activities here on campus or in the local community?

To help guide you to solutions to these and many other questions, a Major Advisor will be assigned to you after declaration.  Major Advisors are Chemistry faculty members who can share their experiences with you as you work towards your academic, professional, and personal goals.  They will meet with you regularly, beginning soon after your declaration until your graduation.

So, now that you’ve decided to major in Chemistry, here’s what will happen:

Information coming soon.

If you have any questions about this process or about the Chemistry Department in general, please do not hesitate to contact the Department Chair,  Dr.  Welker (758-5758, ).



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