At the graduate level, the Chemistry Department features a research-based Master of Science degree. After completion of core coursework in the major sub-disciplines, students in the Chemistry M.S. program have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of research experiences, including environmental, organic synthesis, natural product isolation, computational and theoretical, analytical, nanomaterials, catalysis, polymers, biochemistry, and chemical education. The research experience is considerably enhanced by MTSU’s new 250,000-square-foot science building and upgraded instrumentation. Talented undergraduates also have the opportunity to participate in a new Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (ABM) program which enables them to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. Graduates find employment in a wide range of areas as well as continuing their education in high-quality doctoral and/or professional programs. The department also participates in three interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs (Molecular Biosciences, Computational Science, and Math and Science Education). Career Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are projected to grow 13 percent by 2022. Chemistry graduates with advanced degrees will particularly find better job opportunities with pharmaceutical and biotech companies. MTSU's state-of-the-art science building offers both large and small lab spaces so faculty can pursue research projects with both graduate and undergraduate students. A memorandum of understanding between the university and Oak Ridge National Laboratory also has been renewed three times. Some potential professional pursuits:
Abbott Pharmaceutical Aegis Albany Molecular Research ALCOA Bedford County School System Belcher Pharmaceutical California public school system Commonwealth Technologies Eli Lilly Inc. Garratt Callahan Google Harcross Chemicals Hewlett-Packard Kyzen Corp. Lipscomb University L. King High School Mead Johnson Merck Pharmaceutical Metro-Nashville Public Schools Middle Tennessee State University Nissan Novartis Pharmaceuticals Oak Ridge National Laboratory Palm Corp. Pellissippi State Community College Purdue University Rutherford County Schools Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals Specialized Assays Jude Children’s Research Hospital Sylvan Learning TBI Crime Laboratory Tennessee Department of Health Tennessee Dept. of Environment & Pollution Control Tennessee Dept. of Health Lab Services Test America University of Cincinnati Vanderbilt Drug Discovery Program Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Varian Vi-Jon Laboratories Williamson County Schools Wilson County Schools
Doctoral/professional programs where alumni have been accepted include:
Arizona State University Colorado State University Florida State University Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago Michigan State University Middle Tennessee State University Niger Life University Ohio State University Rutgers University Syracuse University University of Alabama University of British Columbia University of Buffalo University of Louisville University of New Hampshire University of New Mexico University of Notre Dame University of South Carolina University of Tennessee-Knoxville University of Tennessee-Memphis University of Texas Southwestern Medical School University of Utah University of Vermont University of Wyoming Vanderbilt University Virginia Commonwealth University Wright State University
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