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 California-San Diego offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 149 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 61 Master's degrees, 58 Bachelor's degrees, and 30 Doctoral degrees.
San Diego State University offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 86 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 70 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA||28 : 1||38,736|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA||79 : 1||20,712|
|Grossmont College El Cajon, CA||63 : 1||16,958|
|San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA||112 : 1||14,127|
|Palomar College San Marcos, CA||76 : 1||23,874|
|University of San Diego San Diego, CA||19 : 1||9,181|
|Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA||31 : 1||4,567|
|California State University-San Marcos San Marcos, CA||41 : 1||16,053|
|MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA||70 : 1||12,992|
|Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA||74 : 1||8,697|
|Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA||97 : 1||19,231|
|San Diego City College San Diego, CA||71 : 1||14,056|