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Bachelor's degree
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Potsdam
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Chemistry

Your educational experiences are hands-on at Clarkson, because it’s not just about learning chemistry; it’s about doing chemistry. Courses provide a thorough understanding of properties, composition and matter, making chemistry the epicenter of most disciplines at Clarkson.

As a chemistry student, you participate in small class settings with access to dedicated faculty — teachers and mentors who give you the personal attention you deserve. Our program encourages you to get involved in research early on and to discover that theory has real-world applications. Join us and discover what can come next in the world of chemistry.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Common application (apply.commonapp.org)
  • Official secondary school transcript, marks sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of your current passport
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
  • Duolingo English Test score 115

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Program content

The chemistry program is composed of 68 of the 120 required credits for a bachelor's degree. This leaves 52 credits available for student electives and the Clarkson Common Experience. Take courses such as :

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Food Chemistry
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration
  • Better Materials Through Chemistry
  • Intro to Biomaterials
  • Nanostructured Materials

For more information please visit the University website.

Continuing studies

A chemistry degree can lead you to careers that span the full range of the chemical sciences, with exceptional opportunities in positions such as:

  • chemical research and development
  • forensics
  • product development (textiles, pharmaceuticals, printer inks, plastics, etc.)
  • toxicology
  • environmental protection
  • medical science and chemical or medical sales

As a science writer, journalist or editor with a chemistry degree, you would be in a unique position to interpret current scientific advancements for the wider community.

If you are interested in a career within an academic setting, you can pursue advanced study in order to teach primary and secondary education. Clarkson University's Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares qualified teachers in a variety of disciplines. A career in the university setting as a faculty member, researcher or post-doctoral research associate is desired by many who pursue their Ph.D. Clarkson has a very successful chemistry graduate program.

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Why study at Clarkson University

  • Top 10 in the nation for universities that increase salaries the most.
  • A Clarkson degree will increase your earnings by 42% on average (Brookings Institute).
  • The newly renovated Cheel Campus Center and Arena offers state-of-the-art features, including fitness and gym space, and ice hockey facilities.

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Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Ave
13699 Potsdam New York
United States of America

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www.clarkson.edu

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