2. The degree can also be a stepping-stone to graduate work in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry and other related areas such as medicine and pharmacy.
3. St. Ambrose chemistry graduates are successful in finding jobs. In a recent chemistry alumni survey, 98% of respondents indicated that they are employed in a chemistry-related profession. All respondents stated that their undergraduate chemistry education prepared them well for their future, and that they were happy they had attended SAU.
4. The chemistry curriculum closely follows the standards for undergraduate education established by the American Chemical Society.
5. Every chemistry major gets experience using state-of-the-art instrumentation found in research and industry. These include AA, HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR, FTNMR and Ion Chromatography.
6. You will be taught by a group of faculty dedicated to maximizing your undergraduate experience and potential. All have Ph.D. degrees and many years of teaching experience.
7. Class sizes are small, allowing for individual attention.
8. Our majors have the opportunity to participate in research projects or internships which better prepare them for graduate school or jobs in industry.
9. Chemistry majors are also employed by the department as tutors and laboratory assistants.
10. Our majors get to know and work with fellow students outside of class through the student chapter of the American Chemical Society. The chapter participates in several outreach activities such as National Chemistry Week, as well as social events within the department.