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Chemistry is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Chemistry

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    Chemistry

    Chemistry is the science that deals with identifying the substances that make up matter. Degree programs in chemistry focus on investigating these substances: their properties; how they interact, combine, and change; and how scientists can use chemical processes to form new substances.

    At the undergraduate degree level, classroom studies and lab work include:
    - General Chemistry
    - Organic Chemistry – studies living things and all of the chemical reactions related to life
    - Inorganic Chemistry – studies non-organic compounds; mainly the chemistry of metals - Analytical Chemistry – tests samples of materials and identifies their components - Physical Chemistry – studies how matter behaves on a molecular and atomic levels - General Physics – studies matter, its motion through space and time, energy, and force - Algebra - Trigonometry - Calculus

    Graduate programs in the field cover these subject areas at a more advanced level and also contain coursework in:

    • Biochemistry – studies the chemical concepts of biology; it is used in diagnosis and treatment of disease
    • Environmental Chemistry – studies how chemicals move through the environment and the effects of contaminants on the environment
    • Statistical Methods – mathematical formulas and techniques used to analyze data
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  • Organic Chemistry

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    Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

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    Physical Chemistry