As a chemistry major, you’ll study matter. You’ll learn what matter is made of, how it operates, and how to manipulate it to improve our world. Chemistry students spend time in the classroom and in the laboratory experimenting according to the scientific method, practicing titrations, exploring different chemicals, reporting findings (writing and speaking professionally), and ultimately, learning how to draw meaningful conclusions from empirical, scientific data. Chemistry instructors will also challenge your creativity, pushing you to make keen observations about the world, to imagine new ways to alter its chemistry, and to develop controlled experiments to test your hypotheses.
Successful chemistry students have solid mathematical skills, from algebra to calculus, and a passion for studying the natural world. In modern-day chemistry work, computing skills are also increasingly helpful for using industry software, designing digital models, creating reports, and other digital practices. Chemistry degrees apply to a wide range of fields, including pharmaceuticals as one of the most demanding industries, as well as biotechnology, engineering, electronics/computing, alternative energy, and research. Many chemistry students find work in government agencies, such as the EPA and the DEA. Local municipal departments also need chemists to evaluate drinking water, identify unknown substances, and much more.
University of Notre Dame offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 36 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 19 Doctoral degrees, 12 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.
Purdue University-Main Campus offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 137 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 77 Bachelor's degrees, 52 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.
Indiana University-Bloomington offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 80 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees, 24 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 45 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 44 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN||10 : 1||12,683|
|Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN||22 : 1||45,500|
|Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN||20 : 1||43,260|
|Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN||29 : 1||29,537|
|Ball State University Muncie, IN||21 : 1||22,443|
|Hanover College Hanover, IN||12 : 1||1,070|
|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN||11 : 1||2,038|
|Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN||26 : 1||12,144|
|Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN||9 : 1||867|
|DePauw University Greencastle, IN||9 : 1||1,972|
|Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN||12 : 1||3,502|
|Earlham College Richmond, IN||8 : 1||998|
|Butler University Indianapolis, IN||14 : 1||5,515|
|Taylor University Upland, IN||16 : 1||2,173|
|University of Evansville Evansville, IN||14 : 1||2,371|
|Saint Mary's College Notre Dame, IN||11 : 1||1,580|
|Goshen College Goshen, IN||15 : 1||907|
|Marian University Indianapolis, IN||24 : 1||3,519|
|Franklin College Franklin, IN||12 : 1||956|
|Manchester University North Manchester, IN||12 : 1||1,415|