Chemistry, B.S.

Learn how to create the everyday world we experience.

With a Chemistry degree from Lewis, you will be prepared for a promising career in scientific research and development.

Food. Medicine. Plastics. Computers. The science of chemistry plays a vital role in the innovation and production of every man-made material. As a Chemistry major, you will study complex scientific issues, from the chemical basis of life to the negative effects of chemical pollutants, through classroom learning and hands-on lab work - and be prepared to create the next generation of the everyday world we experience.

In the Lab from Day One
At larger schools, graduate students monopolize the labs. At Lewis, you're working shoulder-to-shoulder alongside faculty from the very beginning of your undergraduate career, putting you in a much stronger position to succeed in both your future career and grad school.

Forensic Chemistry Concentration
Customize your Chemistry degree curriculum in forensic chemistry to prepare for a promising career in forensic science, investigating crime from the laboratory.

Life after Lewis
Many of our graduates decide to continue their studies with graduate work in healthcare, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science or materials science. While many use their Chemistry degree as the perfect preparation for attractive careers right after Lewis in scientific research and development, pharmaceuticals, genetic research and medical manufacturing, with areas of focus including:
  • Agriculture and food science
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Elementary and high school teaching
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Forensic science
  • Materials science
  • Medical technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Oil and lubricant specialties
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technical writing
  • Water purification
Learn more about careers for Chemistry majors.

Chemistry, B.S.
The Bachelor of Science is a more challenging degree option, recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry.

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Chemistry, B.A.
The Bachelor of Arts is recommended for students whose professional goals will not require additional graduate study.

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Student Talk


  • Samantha Rinehart

    “Originally, I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. When I took Organic Chemistry sophomore year, I realized Chemistry explains a lot of the biological world. My undergraduate research even furthered my interest and helped me decide Chemistry was my true passion.”