Chemistry
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry professor Dr. Daniel Lundberg is one of the many Gallaudet professors preparing students to make a real difference in the sciences.

Read more about how a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute helped him start his journey. Gallaudet students today continue to earn research fellowships at NCI.

Ready for Medical School and More

Investigate nanotechnology through a paid summer research internship. Apply for a National Science Foundation scholarship. Prepare for medical, pharmacy and other professional schools through our Pre-Medicine Program.

As a chemistry major, you will work closely with our faculty of talented scholars to plan a program that meets your career goals, whether in forensics, environmental studies, chemical engineering, energy or other fields. Gallaudet professors are dedicated to teaching, mentoring and providing exceptional undergraduate research opportunities.

Choose the B.S. option to prepare for medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy and other professional schools.

Choose the B.A. option if you plan to enter the workforce immediately, or if you are an education major who plans to become a high school science teacher.

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Keep reading to learn more about the chemistry program and career outcomes. 


Courses and Degree Requirements
Apply Your Learning

Gallaudet sponsors undergraduate research in chemistry and physics, for course credit or through paid summer internship opportunities. Research fields include environmental chemistry, nanotechnology, organic synthesis and pharmacognosy.

Department faculty and the Career Center also help students find summer internships doing field work or laboratory research. Students have interned in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States and Canada.

Career Outcomes

Within one year of graduation, 100 percent of Gallaudet’s recent science, technology and mathematics majors are employed or in graduate school. Learn more about our alumni.

Training and Job Outlook

Chemists need at least a bachelor’s degree. Employment is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Learn more.

Biochemists need a Ph.D. Employment is projected to grow 19 percent during this same time period, faster than the average. Learn more.

Physicians and surgeons must have a doctoral degree in medicine and be licensed. Employment is projected to grow 18 percent, faster than the average. Learn more.

Pharmacists must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be licensed. Employment is projected to grow 14 percent, as fast as the average. Learn more.