Chemistry

Formulate Career Success with a Chemistry Degree

Chemistry is not only a method of looking at the structure of this complex world we live in, but is also a fundamental base for many sciences and careers. With a Chemistry Degree from MWCC, you will receive the knowledge and lab training you need to progress in your career and education. You will learn chemistry in an easy-to-understand context with real-world training from dedicated professors.

What is included in a Chemistry Degree?

The chemistry curriculum at MWCC covers the basics of general and organic chemistry as well as physics for engineering and science. Our chemistry program is based on STEM core requirements and MassTransfer benefits so that you will enter as a junior at a four-year institution after transferring from MWCC.  Courses included in the Chemistry program cover environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, and instrumental analysis among others.

Hands-On Chemistry Lab Experience

Many of the classes in our chemistry degree program combine lecture and lab education, so you will learn about chemistry and its related fields in a hands-on environment. You can enhance your essential lab skills through experiments including:

  • UV (ultraviolet) spectroscopy
  • pH scaling
  • Infrared spectroscopy (IR)
  • High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

This hands-on training is designed to guide you as you advance your chemistry degree and create a strong foundation for future experiences.

Transfer to a 4-Year College or University for a Bachelor’s in Chemistry

You will save thousands by starting your chemistry degree at Mount Wachusett Community College. You will be able to transfer seamlessly upon graduation into one of many chemical-based science Bachelor’s degree programs. Just think: with all the money you save at MWCC, it will be a lot easier to pay for grad school!

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10% Growth Job Outlook and Salary for Chemists

While the pathways of careers you can take with chemistry vary in many ways, the prospective job outlook over the next ten years ranges from a 7-10% growth* for many chemical sciences. Also, chemical science careers tend to have higher than average salaries. Last year, chemists with a bachelor’s degree made an average of $76,280* annually.

Explore the Fields of Chemical Science

Earning a degree in chemistry is the first step you can take to discover the many career paths you can follow, such as:

  • Forensics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Agriculture
  • Teaching
  • Geoscience
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental quality regulation
  • Chemical engineering

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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