Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A Chemistry degree from Kennesaw State University prepares you to enter various careers in the Chemistry field such as a chemist, chemical engineer or laboratory researcher. The program also provides an excellent foundation if you plan to go to pharmacy school.

The Chemistry program is  meets the guidelines established by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and it includes several tracks which allow you to customize the curriculum to match your educational interests and career goals. The tracks include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Professional Chemistry

Whether you plan to enter directly into a Chemistry-related job or pursue graduate level studies, the Bachelor’s of Chemistry degree provides you with the coursework, research and laboratory experience needed to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.

Chemistry Salary and Career Information

Median Salary: National $78,330; Georgia $82,190
Job Growth by 2028: National 4%; Georgia 10%

Chemical Engineer
Median Salary: National $104,910; Georgia $90,760
Job Growth by 2028: National 6%; Georgia 10%

Materials Scientist
Median Salary: National $99,800; Georgia $84,550

Agricultural and Food Scientist
Median Salary: National $64,020
Job Growth by 2028: National 7

You can further enhance your career and salary potential by earning a Chemical Sciences Master's degree at KSU. Learn the advanced skills needed for an executive or leadership role within the Chemical or related industries.

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online.

Chemistry Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Program Flexibility – The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree includes several curriculum tracks, which focus on sub-specialty areas like forensics or pharmaceuticals. A professional track that prepares you for graduate level study is also available. An assigned academic advisor will help guide you in the available course options of any selected track.
  • An ACS-Certified Degree – The bachelor’s in Chemistry degree  includes the coursework, research and laboratory experience to meet the industry guidelines set by the American Chemical Society (ACS). These stringent standards are maintained in order to ensure that you are prepared to enter a career in Chemistry with the necessary qualifications and skills to succeed in the industry.
  • Research-based Initiatives – The program relies upon research-based initiatives, on-campus and externally, to prepare you to enter into the workforce. As an undergraduate student, you will have many opportunities to hone your research and presentation skills by participating in research projects and competitive scholarship-awarding events like the Birla Carbon Scholars Program.

Learn more about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), or select a Chemistry topic below: