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The courses specified for this degree are consistent with those suggested by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. This degree prepares students to enter a highly technical and demanding field, as well as additional studies at the graduate level. Chemists work toward the development of new materials and chemical-based processes, study the chemistry of biological reactions important to new areas of biotechnology and human health, monitor environmental conditions, use advanced methods for chemical analysis, develop new energy sources or processes that are more energy efficient, and assist in the marketing and sales of chemicals. Graduates in the Houston area majoring in Chemistry will find Houston and the Gulf Coast region a fine prospect for employment as Houston is widely recognized as the energy/chemical capital of the world. Students are required to participate in an appropriate field experience or research activity as part of their curriculum to satisfy graduation requirements for this degree.
The approved degree plan for this program will be determined through consultation among the student, his/her advisor in the Department of Natural Sciences, and the chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences. A minimum of 122 hours of university-level course work is required to complete all graduation requirements.
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