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 Chemistry and Biochemistry Degrees

Lamar University offers several degree paths for those interested in chemistry and/or biochemistry. Pursue your passion with a Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BS) or a Master of Science (MS) in chemistry or biochemistry.
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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH

Reserach AreasThe Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has active research programs in several areas.  Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in one or more of these programs. 

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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY CAREERS

What Can I Do With a Major in Chemistry?

Chemistry majors learn to think creatively, troubleshoot complex problems, perform detailed analyses, and make decisions based on research. These skills are highly valuable in any workplace, and have applications in virtually every field.

Biochemist
Engineers
College Professor
Dentist
Laboratory Tech
Pharmacist
FDA Inspector
Food Scientist
Toxicologist
Criminologist
Water Resources
Plant Manager
Geneticist
Medical Practitioner and more...

Chemistry Careers

Chemistry Careers Median Annual Wages

Biochemists: $50,500 to $82,000
Chemists: $48,000 to $89,000

Chemistry jobs include:
  • Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
  • Federal government, excluding postal service
  • Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences
  • Testing laboratories
  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state, local, and private