Missouri University of Science and Technology
From molecules to metals to medicines, chemistry plays a part in everything engineered by humans. Chemists understand the properties of the materials from which products are made, they analyze the complex ingredients that comprise the human body, and they develop materials for use in space.
Chemistry is the study of elements, the compounds they form, and the reactions they undergo. With a chemistry degree, you can help clean up ocean oil spills, study hydrogen-powered transit, develop new medications, find genetic codes, create “green” cleaning products, or make stronger, more durable, and more life-like prostheses.
What about S&T's biochemistry program?
At Missouri S&T, biochemistry is a specialty area of chemistry that focuses on the study of chemical processes in living organisms. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Biochemistry is a popular option for students that want to pursue medical school, work in emerging areas of biotechnology and bioinformatics, or work for agriculture or food companies.
Where do chemists and biochemists work?
Graduates in chemistry have endless career possibilities, from developing new materials for space shuttles at NASA to quality assurance testing of everyday consumer products. Chemists have taken jobs in agricultural industries, pharmaceutical companies, oil and petroleum companies, and forensics.
Missouri S&T's Chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
Our faculty are among the most frequently cited chemists in the world.
Chemistry is interdisciplinary. S&T chemists study everything from cancer and HIV to soybean oil-based paint for highway markings.
We work together. S&T's chemistry program has a 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
S&T has one of the most comprehensive and high-regarded chemistry programs in the nation.
Specialize in something you love. S&T chemists tackle analytical, bio, electro, environmental, inorganic, medical, nuclear, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry.