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IT Student Voices: Christina Cowman

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" The coursework in IT is challenging... You have to remember not to get hung up on your grades. Honestly, they're just grades. Stay focused on learning the material and the grades will come. You're going to get better, and that's the point of learning."

–Christina Cowman, chemistry and physics major

IT Student Voices

Chemists probe the fundamental concepts of nature and deal with all substances at the molecular level--their composition, properties, and transformation into new substances. The work performed by chemists has a significant impact on other disciplines, including medicine, materials science, genetics, biology, pharmacy, food science, and environmental science.


Graduates of the University's internationally recognized chemistry program are well-prepared for a rewarding career in industry, education, or government. You will receive broad training in chemistry's major subfields, learn to apply modern techniques, and acquire a thorough understanding of tools and theories. The curriculum includes courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and the liberal arts. You may construct a program with emphasis in one of several special-interest areas, including:

  • bioscience/bioproducts;
  • chemical physics;
  • chemistry education;
  • environmental chemistry;
  • materials chemistry; or
  • dual tracks in chemistry and biochemistry, biology, or food science.

You also may pursue individual research projects with chemistry faculty. chemistry

Chemistry Careers: Biochemist | Microbiologist | Industrial hygienist | Analytic chemist | Pharmaceutical chemist | Crime lab analyst | Researcher | Food technologist

For more information about a degree in chemistry

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