Why a chemistry or biochemistry degree?

Why a chemistry or biochemistry degree? For students who want a broad natural science background that will prepare them for careers in medicine, law or related fields, LaGrange offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Chemistry. It's a major whose requirements are not so demanding that students cannot find time for nonchemistry electives.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Chemistry is designed for students who intend to pursue graduate school in chemistry or chemically related fields such as chemical physics and environmental chemistry or work in research or industry as a bench chemist.

A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biochemistry is designed to prepare majors for professional school or further study in disciplines that bridge the chemistry and biological sciences. The requirements of this major are few enough to leave significant time for nonchemistry electives. 

Meet Chemistry majors:

Carl Kananda
Carl Kananda He's lived all over the world, but it was a powerful attraction to chemistry-and football-that brought Carl Kananda to LaGrange.

Carl was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, also called Congo-Kinshasa, located in Central Africa. Sadly, his home country has been devastated since 1998 by the Second Congo War-the planet's deadliest conflict since World War II.

Career Information:

Employment sectors with the greatest number of chemistry employees were:

  1. Industry (including chemical and pharmaceutical companies)
  2. Academic institutions
  3. Government laboratories

Agriculture, manufacturing, real estate, educational services, retail trade and healthcare contributed another five million jobs to the U.S. economy through their dependence on chemistry products.