Why study chemistry at UND?

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Dec. 15
May 1

From everyday objects to elements of the cosmos, our world is made up of infinitesimally small molecules and atoms. With a B.S. in Chemistry from UND, you'll study these universal building blocks, engage in your own research and prepare to advance scientific knowledge.

UND offers several options in chemistry:

  • The B.S. in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and provides excellent preparation for graduate or professional work in chemistry.
  • The B.S. with a major in Chemistry offers two distinct tracks — physical science and biochemistry — both of which provide flexibility in choosing electives.
  • The combined Major and Master's degree in Chemistry allows you to accelerate your career by earning two degrees in just five years.
  • The minor in Chemistry is an excellent complement to any major.

Whichever track you choose, you'll gain a strong foundation in chemical principles and prepare to make your mark in research, teaching, industry and beyond.

Chemistry at UND

Chemistry Careers


Anticipated job growth for chemists and materials scientists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Mean annual salary for chemists

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

From pioneering new discoveries to teaching the next generation, a chemistry degree from UND opens the door to a world of possibilities:

  • Applied Research and Product Development
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Cheminformatics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Crystallogaphy
  • Chemical Information Management Specialist
  • Environmental Protection
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Laboratory Management
  • Quality Control
  • Science Policy
  • Water Chemistry

A degree in chemistry also provides a great foundation for further coursework in fields such as medicine and law. Recent graduates from UND have pursued graduate studies at schools including:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Utah
  • University of Minnesota
  • Indiana University

UND Chemistry Alumni

Chemistry alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • 3M Science
  • Agilent, Inc
  • University of Minnesota
  • Corning, Inc.
  • Purdue University
  • University of North Carolina
  • United States Department of the Navy

Chemistry Courses You Could Take

Opportunity For All at UND

Community Outreach Begins With the Youngest Students

Local elementary school students are invited to delve into chemistry with UND's summer camp.