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 Oregon offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 77 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 39 Master's degrees, 22 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Doctoral degrees.
Oregon State University offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 64 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees, 18 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.
Portland State University offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 26 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Oregon Eugene, OR||20 : 1||22,517|
|Oregon State University Corvallis, OR||23 : 1||31,719|
|Portland State University Portland, OR||33 : 1||25,321|
|Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR||17 : 1||4,929|
|University of Portland Portland, OR||15 : 1||4,254|
|Willamette University Salem, OR||12 : 1||2,179|
|Pacific University Forest Grove, OR||13 : 1||3,832|
|Reed College Portland, OR||8 : 1||1,471|
|Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR||15 : 1||3,223|
|Mt Hood Community College Gresham, OR||48 : 1||7,463|
|Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR||42 : 1||6,093|
|George Fox University Newberg, OR||20 : 1||4,063|
|Linfield College-McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR||11 : 1||1,414|
|Treasure Valley Community College Ontario, OR||44 : 1||1,721|
|Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR||30 : 1||3,067|
|Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR||43 : 1||5,533|
|Concordia University-Portland Portland, OR||77 : 1||5,669|
|Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR||40 : 1||2,053|