Chemistry with an American Chemical Society Certification

JSU Chemistry student in the lab

The concentration in General Chemistry with the American Chemical Society Certification (ACS) is for students seeking careers as chemists or seeking admission to graduate programs in chemistry. This program is designed for the student who intends to become a professional chemist and offers a broad array of opportunities in Chemistry Fields. The ACS certification is a rigorous course of study that will offer many viable opportunities for those exposed to the ACS curriculum.

Potential Careers

Petroleum and petroleum product wholesalers, Waste collection industry, Government, Oil and gas production, Computer design, Scientific research and development, Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, Basic chemical manufacturing, Paint, coating and adhesive manufacturing, Food Scientist, Brew master, Quality Controller, Geological and Geophysical Technologist, Pulping and Bleaching Manager, Biochemistry Technologist, Environmental Policy Maker, Pharmacologist, Health Care Administrator, Hydrometric Technologist, Pharmacist, Technical Writer or Editor, Medical Lab Technician, Toxicologist, Chemical Analyst, Magnetic Resonance Technologist, Sustainability Specialist, Medical Researcher, Energy Asset Manager, Nanotechnologist, Chemical Physicist, Industrial Hygienist, Environmental Consultant, Pathologist, Pollution Control Technologist, Epidemiologist, Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist, Industrial , Designer, Geochemist, and / or Forensic Laboratory Analyst, just to list a few.

Median Annual Salary

Entry level $55,000 approximate
Advanced  $150,000

*Median annual salaries are according to

Additional Facts

Placement and opportunities are excellent for those with a chemistry degree. Many of those with advanced chemistry degree will find outstanding opportunities in any number of chemistry related fields. Many of our student prepare for medical school, dental school, pharmacy school or veterinary school, or any of many other professional fields.