Learn about the complex chemical processes and compounds that make up the building blocks of all life. Explore a vast scientific field that involves problem-solving, scientific inquiry, and hands-on laboratory skills. As a student of Chemistry at SPSCC, you’ll enjoy small lectures and labs with experienced faculty who are passionate about teaching.

What’s different at SPSCC?

Get a taste of real research. Students have the opportunity to participate in SPSCC’s undergraduate research program, collaborating with local agencies and organizations on important projects that directly impact our community and ecosystem. You will obtain relevant, hands-on experience with real science before the graduate level – an invaluable stepping stone to a future career in the sciences, where employers typically seek real-world experience with the equipment and processes of modern research.

Careers in Chemistry

Chemistry is a large field with many possible careers and employment possibilities. The American Chemical Society has an extensive list for Chemistry Careers, which includes chemical engineering, lab management, public health, and science policy.

The Bureau of Labor Studies suggests an increase in demand for expertise in certain fields of science, especially those relating to biomedical research, energy management, and environmental protection.

Check out these career overviews (pay rate, work environment, and more) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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