B.S. in Chemistry - Applied Chemistry

JSU Chemistry student in the lab

Applied chemistry is the discipline that relies on the processes of pure chemistry to solve problems of the different areas. In recent times, this discipline has gained special relevance in the areas of chemical technology, engineering and pharmacy. Other fields of study include organic synthesis, surfactants, formulation of pesticides, catalysts, interfaces and sleep chemistry. For its part, pure chemistry is the science that deals with the organic and inorganic matter of the universe and the changes that this matter undergoes. It is often called the central science.

Potential Careers

  • Agro-chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Combinatorial Chemist
  • Electrochemist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Geochemistry
  • Medical Chemist
  • Pharmacist
  • Nutritionist
  • Researcher

Median Annual Salary

Nutritionist $44,825
Chemical Engineer $105,550
Environmental Chemist $76,530
Chemist/Materials Scientist $79.760
Agricultural, Food Scientist $74,160
Natural Sciences Managers $137,900
Clinical Laboratory Technician $57,800

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Additional Facts

Applied chemistry is the broadest field and can be the gateway to many lucrative professions. With a foundation in applied chemistry a student can choose many directions in which to study or work.