As a student in the Department of Chemistry, you can expect to join a diverse, enthusiastic, and committed student body always curious about discovery and eager for new challenges. Our department is a great fit for you if your goals include a career in chemistry or biochemistry, a teaching career in chemistry, or plans to pursue graduate or professional school (such as medical or dental).

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American Chemical Society-Approved Chemistry Program

Ball State’s major in chemistry will earn you American Chemical Society certification, preparing you for an exciting and rewarding career in industrial or government laboratories, or for further study in graduate or professional schools. Learn more.
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Departmental Chemistry Program

If you want to devote your career to using science to help people and solve problems, then Ball State’s departmental major in chemistry is right for you. This option in our chemistry major is ideal for anyone who wants to meld this field with another area of science. Learn more.
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Biochemistry Program

Did you know that a degree in chemistry can set you on the path to becoming a doctor? If you combine Ball State’s major in chemistry with a biochemistry option with a pre-med major, you’ll have an advantage in medical school preparation. This will also prepare you for a career in biochemistry or chemistry or to pursue graduate school. Learn more.
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Teaching Chemistry

Ball State has a rich and long tradition of being a teachers’ college. Our teaching major in chemistry will prepare you to meet Indiana state licensing requirements for teaching chemistry in grades 9-12. Learn more.
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Teaching Physical Science

This major will prepare you to meet Indiana state licensing requirements for teaching middle school science and/or high school chemistry and physics. With a long and rich tradition of preparing future teachers, we will give you all the necessary tools to be a successful educator. Learn more.
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Minor in Chemistry

Pick a minor in chemistry from Ball State to complement your major and open doors in a variety of career fields. Learn more.
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Master’s Degree in Chemistry (MS or MA)

Our graduate-level program allows you to take two academic paths—either a master of science or master of arts—to complete your advanced studies of chemistry. Learn more.
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Associate in Science in Chemical Technology

This degree will serve as preparation for an entry-level job as a chemical technician in an industrial laboratory. You will take field trips to visit industrial laboratories, and you may apply for the chemical laboratory practicum—actual work in a chemistry laboratory—during your second year of study. Learn more.
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PhD in Environmental Sciences

Prepare yourself for a successful career in academia, industry, or government—any profession that needs highly qualified professionals trained in science with experience in applying fundamental skills to real environmental problems. Learn more.