Chemistry Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Chemistry Degree

The chemistry degree program at West Virginia 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 West 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. WVU has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree26
Master's Degree3
Doctorate Degree8

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male17
Female20

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian3
White25
Non Resident Alien8
Unknown1

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 West Virginia 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

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 50

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

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 West 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,...)

Fairmont State University

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

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Bethany College

Bethany, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Glenville State College

Glenville, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Chemistry (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007