Take the Next Step Toward Chemistry University Transfer Track Program
Congratulations, you have chosen a major which will challenge your talents and provide you important insight into the way the physical world works. There are many opportunities in academia, industry and government service to apply your knowledge and have a rewarding and successful career. This is an exciting time to become a chemist! Chemists are needed everywhere. No matter what your interest, there is a chemistry career for you. You can conduct research to develop new drugs and materials or to gain insights into biological and physical systems. You can develop new instruments capable of measuring 10-15 grams of material. You can ensure compliance with environmental regulations or detect evidence at crime scenes. Your analysis can ensure that industrial products are safe and meet their quality control specifications. These are only a few of the exciting careers in chemistry.
And, you’ll be paid well. The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports the mean salary for a chemist is $74,720 per year.
Which Florida universities offer chemistry programs?
For a career in chemistry, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree and consider obtaining an advanced degree. All the major universities in the state offer bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. After you receive your associate of arts degree at Gulf Coast State College, you’ll need to transfer to the university of your choice to complete your undergraduate degree.
Contact Gulf Coast’s Chemistry advisor for more information about educational requirements needed to become a chemist and whether chemistry would be the best program for you.