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Chemistry, BS


May 24, 2022

The Study of Matter and Energy

Women in Chemistry LabChemistry is a wonderful and important choice for a major. Chemistry is a part of everything. At The W, we look forward to helping you reach your goals with a chemistry degree and discovering the right career that fits your interests and abilities. As a chemistry major, you will be taking chemistry courses that range from organic chemistry to physical chemistry to biochemistry and introduction to pharmaceutical sciences. Chemistry graduates take various paths after graduation which include professional schools (medical, pharmacy, dental, veterinary), graduate study, and employment in science-related positions. The W's chemistry faculty members take pride in offering class sizes that ensure that you get all the one-on-one attention that you need to succeed.


As a chemistry major, you will take classes such as:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Optional Teaching Certificate

Students who wish to teach physical science in middle school or high school can choose the teaching certificate track. You will take teacher training courses in addition to your subject classes. Upon graduation, you will have earned a secondary education license in the state of Mississippi.


Median national salary for Chemists and Materials Scientists according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Highlights

  • Small Classes - most are under 20 students
  • Transfer-Friendly University - apply your community college courses toward a bachelor's degree
  • Personalized Advising - Faculty work with you one-on-one to schedule classes that meet your career goals


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