Chemistry at Kent State StarkThe Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Science with three concentrations or a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. Many of undergraduate students pursue graduate education in chemistry or biochemistry; others complete professional training in medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy.
Partial Degree Completion at Kent State StarkStudents can complete 2-3 years of study at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to complete their chemistry degrees.
In addition, we offer a course for individuals with no chemistry background to satisfy the Kent Core Requirements.
Stark Laboratory FacilitiesAll of our chemistry laboratory courses meet in room 208 East Wing. This laboratory is equipped with standard instrumentation and glassware, including: Perkin Elmer FTIR spectrometer HPLC UV-Visible Spectrophotometers Digital pH meters Fume hoods.
Career OpportunitiesChemists and materials scientists held about 94,100 jobs in 2008. Chemists accounted for about 84,300 of these, and materials scientists accounted for about 9,700 jobs. In addition, 24,800 chemists held faculty positions.
About 42 percent of Many chemistry graduates find employment in government research and analysis, forensic science, industrial research and development and manufacturing in fields such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cosmetics, materials (liquid crystals, plastics, ceramics, paints and coatings, composites, nanotechnology), energy (petrochemicals, biofuels, energy storage), agriculture, the food industry, environmental science (water resource management, pollution monitoring), and instrument design.