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The Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University offers degree programs for students interested in:

  • Jobs through academia
  • Pursuing graduate studies and jobs in the laboratory and government
  • Coursework suitable for a future related to business and sales within industrial chemistry


Chemistry clears the way to many different pursuits including:

  • Positions as chemists in private industry, government or education
  • Professional training in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other health-related fields
  • Working in environmental science and engineering, forensics, business and law.

Different Majors, including Secondary Education (for students desiring to teach chemistry curriculum at the secondary level)

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Masters and doctoral graduate programs provide a broad background in chemical sciences while providing opportunities for students to work closely with faculty mentors.

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