Chemistry at SIUE
The Department of Chemistry, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers several degree programs and active research opportunities in order to satisfy the diverse career goals of our students. At SIUE, students will learn from faculty members who have earned national and international reputations in their respective areas of expertise. The department also has well-equipped laboratories where students can expect to gain experience in the many different disciplines in chemistry and biochemistry. Through the department’s research programs, students may also gain experience in the most current techniques.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Students earning a degree in chemistry will be well-prepared to pursue a variety of careers. According to the American Chemical Society, in 2013, the median annual salary for a chemist with a Bachelor of Science degree was $73,000. Chemistry majors work as analysts, environmentalists, criminologists, librarians, patent examiners, production foremen, researchers, writers and teachers. Chemists also find work in sales, and for private companies that produce items such as fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, plastics and semi-conductors. Careers in the public sector can be found in local, state and federal governments, as well as hospitals, high schools, colleges and universities.