A degree in chemistry prepares you for a career in biochemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science, medicine and other health care areas. If you’re interested in pursuing an advanced degree in chemical engineering, you may want to consider Transylvania’s engineering options.
Transylvania students have hands-on access to a variety of instruments, including a high-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, mass spectrometer, gas chromatograph, ultraviolet and Fourier-transformed infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometers, high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer and Raman spectrometer. At larger universities, undergraduate students may not have access to this variety of equipment.
Our students have taken advantage of summer research experiences at Stanford, Harvard, the Mayo Clinic, the University of North Carolina, the University of Kentucky and Texas A&M University.
Students may also choose the biochemistry track, focusing on the chemistry of living systems. Graduates have gone on to professional research in fields including bioethics and immune systems. Or they can major in teaching chemistry, which when paired with an education minor can earn certification to teach high school chemistry.