Students in the chemistry program at Northern State University benefit from small class sizes where they are able to work closely with their professors and nurture their individual interests. Chemistry majors have many options for chemistry coursework including, inorganic, analytical, instrumental, physical, organic, bioinorganic, environmental, biochemistry, criminalistics and materials chemistry. In addition to coursework, students are encouraged to join a faculty-led research group, which can lead to presenting research at conferences and publishing work in scientific journals. 
Our research facility is well equipped with instruments, including an inductively-coupled plasma optical emissions spectrophotometer, several ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers, gas chromatographers, a high-performance liquid chromatographer, and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrophotometer.
Northern is a strong choice for students looking to form strong relationships with their professors, get one-on-one attention, and do important and impactful research.
With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, the options for next steps are nearly endless. Chemists may choose to go on to graduate school for chemistry or medicine, into research, into teaching or go right into industry. Industry is continually looking for analytical chemists, lab technicians and quality control agents, all of whom utilize the same instrumentation we have here at Northern. 
Start your chemistry career at NSU today!

For chemistry program internships, contact Dr. Alyssa Kiesow.


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Degree Programs

Chemistry (BS) Major

Chemistry Education (BSEd) Major


Major Course Requirements

Chemistry (BS) Major

Chemistry Education (BSEd) Major


Minor Course Requirements

Chemistry Minor