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 Kansas offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 42 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 25 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
Kansas State University offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 29 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 15 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
Wichita State University offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 21 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 16 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Kansas Lawrence, KS||21 : 1||27,552|
|Kansas State University Manhattan, KS||22 : 1||21,719|
|Wichita State University Wichita, KS||27 : 1||15,342|
|Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS||23 : 1||6,645|
|Benedictine College Atchison, KS||18 : 1||2,158|
|Newman University Wichita, KS||36 : 1||3,205|
|Bethel College-North Newton North Newton, KS||11 : 1||456|
|University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS||17 : 1||1,240|
|Emporia State University Emporia, KS||24 : 1||5,877|
|Fort Hays State University Hays, KS||43 : 1||15,908|
|Washburn University Topeka, KS||22 : 1||6,285|
|Kansas Wesleyan University Salina, KS||15 : 1||716|
|MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS||27 : 1||1,909|
|Friends University Wichita, KS||30 : 1||1,818|
|Tabor College Hillsboro, KS||18 : 1||642|
|Baker University Baldwin City, KS||36 : 1||2,595|
|Southwestern College Winfield, KS||36 : 1||1,512|
|Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS||61 : 1||4,300|
|Allen County Community College Iola, KS||80 : 1||2,407|
|Central Christian College of Kansas McPherson, KS||32 : 1||677|