Chemistry Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Chemistry Degree

The chemistry degree program at George Mason University offers students a chance to gain instruction on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the process of chemical change, and theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena. Students who graduate the chemistry degree program can seek a future in jobs or career paths such as forensic science, chemical engineering, biochemistry, environmental law, metallurgy, teaching, pharmaceuticals, petroleum and natural gas industry, oceanography, and more. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer chemistry degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Chemistry Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree55
Master's Degree14

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male28
Female41

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian16
Black7
Hispanic11
White25
Multiple Races4
Non Resident Alien3
Unknown3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Chemistry program at George Mason University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $65.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $135390

Chemists

Description

Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, chemists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $55.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $115190

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Chemistry Programs in Virginia

Chemistry programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 130 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B,M,D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B,M,D)

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

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