According to the American Chemical Society, “…chemistry is the science of matter. Anything that can be touched,
tasted, smelled, seen or felt is made of chemicals ” A chemistry major develops a functional understanding of basic
chemical principles as well as practical laboratory skills and prepares students for graduate studies and careers in a
variety of fields such as the agricultural and food industry, forensic science, renewable and petroleum based energy,
materials and polymer science, the pharmaceutical industry, and health professions.