Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences – CHEMISTRY
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Chemistry is the study of how matter behaves at its most basic level. The central science, chemistry, is involved in everything that we do. Its applications stretch across all areas of life, including medicine, engineering and agriculture.
Welcome to one of the top Chemistry Programs in the country that produces the 3rd in Bachelor’s, 2nd in Master’s, and 3rd in Doctoral degrees in Physical Sciences (mainly chemistry) awarded to African Americans. The Program, with its outstanding and diverse faculty members, is certified by the American Chemical Society. Students trained through our programs receive excellent preparation for graduate and professional schools and careers in the industry.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The chemistry program involves a deep study of matter and its properties.
In your classrooms and labs, you will synthesize, analyze and test substances to gain understanding of how and why they combine or separate to form other substances, as well as how they interact with energy. You will also have opportunities to work with faculty on real-world research and gain field experience for pay or academic credit.
LEARN BY DOING
From your first day on campus, you will learn to be a scientist by BEING a scientist and work your way up to developing and testing your own hypotheses. You will create new substances, test theories using chemical analysis, create processes to make unstable molecules more stable, and more. At Jackson State University, you will become a part of the process of creating new scientific knowledge.
“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”
APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Your time will be spent collecting and analyzing data or running experiments on state-of-the-art equipment – not solely sitting at desks.
Chemistry majors have a plethora of career options after studying general, analytical, organic, physical chemistry, and biochemistry:
|Chemical Engineer||Chemical Analyst||Chemical Information Specialist||Chemical Oceanographer|
|Chemical Safety Officer||Chemical Technician||Chemist||Clinical Chemist|
|Clinical Data Analyst||Clinical Research Associate||Clinical Research Coordinator||Crime Lab Assistant|
|DNA Analyst||Energy Engineer||Energy Researcher||Food And Drug Inspector|
|Food Chemist||Forensic Lab Analyst||Industrial Chemist||Laboratory Manger|
|Materials Scientist||Nuclear Chemist||Petroleum Chemist||Pharmacist|
For many years, we have played a central role in new chemical developments and advancements.
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