Chemistry, owing to its fundamental concern with matter and energy changes, continues to be central to the economy. The bachelor's degree offered by the School of Mines is certified by the American Chemistry Society, the largest scientific organization in the world. This enables graduates to find industrial and graduate school positions after their bachelor's degree, making them effective citizens in the world.
The department prides itself in having the latest instrumentation available for research and provides the opportunity for undergraduate research experiences of various kinds as an integral part of undergraduate education.
Companies hiring recent graduates: 3M, Dow Chemical, Celanese, and Cargill.
Average starting salary: $50,214