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Major in Chemistry Management

Major in Chemistry Management

The chemistry-management joint major is designed for students who would like to apply their scientific interests to a business career. The major is appropriate for a variety of careers at the interface of the two disciplines, such as sales and marketing specialists for chemical and pharmaceutical companies, business officers in science-based industries or institutions, and scientific information liaisons (e.g., public relations, political advising, and lobbying).

The independent learning requirement is ordinarily fulfilled by MGMT 370 Internship (eight semester hours) in a project related to the management or financial aspects of science-related organizations, such as science museums or hospital laboratories. These internships are identified by the Department of Chemistry, approved by both departments, and administered by the management program according to the normal procedures of MGMT 370.

In rare instances, the independent learning requirement may be fulfilled by CHEM 355 (eight semester hours) or by a non-science-related internship in MGMT 370.

First Year

  • CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry: Inorganic
       or CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry
  • CHEM 114 Organic Chemistry I
  • MATH 120 Calculus I
  • MATH 121 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

  • CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 226 Quantitative Analysis
  • PHYS 112 Fundamentals of Physics I
  • PHYS 113 Fundamentals of Physics II
  • ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MGMT 100 Introduction to Management and Principled Leadership

Junior Year

  • CHEM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
       or CHEM 332 Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MGMT 110 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 234 Organizational Communication and Behavior
  • MATH 118 Introductory Statistics

Senior Year

  • MGMT 250 Principles of Marketing
       or MGMT 260 Principles of Finance
  • Chemistry elective
  • Internship/independent study
  • CHEM 390 Chemistry Seminar

Strongly recommended electives:

  • MGMT 340 Strategy
  • the remaining course from MGMT 250 or MGMT 260.