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Chemistry, M.S.

A Rigorous Program Emphasizing Hands-On Learning
  • $85K

    Annual Salary (American Chemical Society)

  • Top 5%

    Department is Consistently in the Top 5% of Master’s Degree Granting Institutions in the Country

  • ~100%

    Placement Rate for UNCW Chemistry Graduates

Our alumni work in:

Work with Scientists developing new drugs and treatments for disease.

Test for pollutants in water, the atmosphere and in food.

Develop new chemicals for construction, aerospace industry, and cosmetics.

Work with petroleum products, develop cleaner processing methods and formulations, develop better solar panels, storage batteries, etc.

Teach science in high schools, community colleges and universities.

Work for the government (FBI, DEA, CIA, police department) or drug testing companies.

Work in drug companies, the cosmetic industry and the food industry.

Many alumni go on to careers in healthcare as physicians, dentists, and veterinarians.
The M.S. program is a great springboard to a Ph.D. program and continued graduate education.
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Learn To

Demonstrate knowledge of concepts in chemistry (organic, general, physical, biochemistry, and chemical analysis)

Apply knowledge in chemistry to real-world problems

Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use scientific information from accepted sources

Conduct chemistry experiments, use various analytical instruments, collect and analyze data

Engage in rigorous scientific inquiry and communicate ideas in writing

Chemistry, M.S. Program Overview