Thomas More College

Do You Love Lab Work?

Have you always been interested in science? Then pursuing a degree in chemistry could put you on a fulfilling and successful career path. Whether you think you’d like to work in industry or go on to earn an advanced degree, the Chemistry program at Thomas More College provides an excellent foundation. Our graduates have had consistent success in the following fields. Keep in mind that many of these positions require advanced degrees.

  • Biochemist
  • Perfumer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Physician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Research
  • FDA Inspector
  • Teacher
  • Food Chemist
  • Technical Writer
  • Nutritionist
  • Toxicologist


The Department of Chemistry offers a challenging program of study providing the student with a strong foundation in the basic areas of chemistry designed to prepare the student for a career in industry or further study in graduate or pre-professional programs. The major program in Chemistry develops the student’s appreciation for the science of chemistry, embraces the importance of critical thinking, and refines problem-solving abilities in such areas as General, Organic, Physical, Analytical, Inorganic, and Biological Chemistry.

Students learn Chemistry not only in the small, personalized atmosphere of lecture courses, but also through hands-on experimentation provided by the laboratory and research components of the curriculum.  Research projects are chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty mentor. Projects are possible in a number of concentrations, including organic/inorganic synthesis and environmental analysis among others. Laboratory proficiency is developed as a part of both lab and research courses.

For more information, contact:

William C. Wetzel
Department of Chemistry
Thomas More College