chemistry and geochemistry

Chemistry and Geochemistry

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is often referred to as the central science— it is the nature of matter. It is the crux of explaining the real world and extends beyond the classic areas of the field into exciting interdisciplinary areas such as computational chemistry, biotechnology, biogeochemistry, and materials science. Chemists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and how substances interact.

At Montana Tech, several areas of specialization are available at the undergraduate level. Each area is designed to enhance knowledge in the special area while maintaining a strong chemical orientation. Areas of specialization include Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and a Professional track. Our students are involved in both fundamental and applied research, and engage in a combination of studies that prepare them for careers and research across the spectrum of chemistry disciplines.

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Engaged Vaculty with Experience & Expertise
Engaged Faculty with Experience & Expertise
ACS Certification
ACS Certification
Hands-On Learning Environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
Bachelor and Master of Science
Bachelor and Master of Science

What Types of Skills Do You Need?

  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Hands-on, laboratory experience
  • A love of science

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

Career opportunities for chemistry graduates are found in nearly every industry. A Montana Tech chemistry graduate has the professional knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for a variety of paths such as forensics, nanotechnology, teaching, and pharmacy. Career paths from the biochemistry option include human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, medical technology, chiropractic and naturopathic medicine, etc.

80% Placement Into Medical School
80% Placement Into Medical School
100% Placement Into Graduate School
100% Placement Into Graduate School
14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
3 Academic Concentrations
3 Academic Concentrations
Learn the fundamentals of the central science as an undergraduate studying in the Professional Track; specialize in the Biochemistry or Environmental Chemistry options; or tailor your electives and program to match your career objectives. Participate in faculty directed research in a highly personalized environment that brings classroom information to life. As a graduate student, you can earn a MS in Geoscience: Geochemistry while conducting your research.

Degrees, Options, and Specializations

Several areas of specialization are available at the undergraduate level. Each area is designed to enhance knowledge in the special area while maintaining a strong chemical orientation. Specialization areas include Biochemistry (ACS Certified), Environmental Chemistry (ACS certified), and Professional (ACS certified). Internships opportunities are also available for students who wish to incorporate practical work experience with their academic studies.

The Biochemistry option is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in research and/or professional practice in biomedicine or health care. Career paths from this option include human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, medical technology, chiropractic and naturopathic medicine, etc.

At the graduate level, earn a MS in Geoscience specializing in Geochemistry. Our geochemists go on to enroll in PhD programs, work in industry as environmental consultants and lab technicians, and become government geochemists. There are also interdisciplinary MS options available.

 

 

Montana Tech's Chemistry programs are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).