B.S. in Chemistry with an American Chemical Society Certification

JSU Chemistry student in the lab

The ACS Certification in General Chemistry 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. The curriculum for this bachelor's degree in chemistry aligns with the guidelines established by the American Chemical Society. The ACS is a nonprofit organization that empowers scientists and educators for the betterment of chemistry, innovation, research and education across the globe.

Potential Careers

  • Professional Chemist
  • Chemical companies (manufacturing, design, engineering)
  • Forensics labs
  • Government labs
  • High schools (teachers)
  • Paint makers and chemical coatings
  • Petroleum companies
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Plastics manufacturers
  • Technical or pharmaceutical sales firms

Median Annual Salary

Chemistry bachelor's $73,000
PhD base pay $101,000
Median Salary $98,000

*Employment and Salary Survey for ACS News

Additional Facts

  • Minor Available
  • 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.